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Nick Werner's Potentior featured at Machinima Archive

Nick Werner's new machinima piece, "Potentior," is now the featured pick at the Machinima Archive.

While a lot can be said about this project (noting that it lasts an impressive 40 minutes), Nick got my attention when he announced his intention to make a movie using the Rome: Total War engine. Machinima made with RTS games are quite rare, and Nick was able both to take advantage of this game's best qualities (a cast of thousands!) and work splendidly around some of its limitations (particularly in focusing on individual characters).

I hope we'll be seeing more use of real-time strategy games in machinima. Warcraft III, anyone?

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