Puppetworks produced this cinematic announcement trailer for Extinction, a game published by our friends at Maximum Games. The trailer delivers a glimpse of a fight by the villagers against the massive ogres.
Extinction is a fast-paced action game where players fight massive ogres and their minions across a sprawling countryside, defending cities and rescuing native villagers torn from their homes. The trailer follows the main character Avil as he heeds the call to defend the people against the approaching ogre menace, parkouring his way up to the buildings and towers until he is finally within reach to slay the giant ogres approaching.
Our approach to the project was based on a specific idea the client presented for the trailer script. As Extinction is an action game, the focus was squarely on the movement of the main character. The nature of the game, ogres vs. humans, also meant an important challenge that was to get proper scaling between the humans and ogres, which required a sharp eye to proportions.
Environmental work centered on a juxtaposition between bright and dark elements: the colors are bright and happy, but the themes are very dark. Capturing this contrast allowed us to create a stunning and exciting piece of marketing material that grabbed the attention of players.