video of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

28 01 2008

Being a programmer, I’ve always dreamed of creating video games for a living.  However, that’s not my calling in life, so that’s not going to happen.  Nonetheless, I still enjoy hearing about the aspect of programming games.  Here’s a video by the developers of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, where they discuss how they combined three simulation engines to create the environment for the game.

The video also shows quite a bit of gameplay and it looks like it’ll be really fun.  It’s been confirmed that it will be released on the Nintendo Wii, and I hope they integrate swinging the Wiimote with swinging the lightsaber onscreen.  If they make the gameplay as fun as it should be with this environment and story and simulation techniques, this game will easily sell millions of copies.

The story is about a secret apprentice of Darth Vader.  The character of the apprentice is based on how it would’ve been had Luke Skywalker been brought up on the dark side.  But it’s designed to fit within the movie trilogies, to fill in unclosed parts of the story.

I wanted to embed the video here, but for whatever reason, it wasn’t working with my blog theme, so here’s the link.  The video is a documentary called The Technology of the Force Unleashed.  If you watch the other documentaries, you can see how they created the story of the game like they would a movie.

Also, you can watch the teaser trailer at the homepage of the official site.

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