Many of you have already seen that Valve is planning to release Indie Game: The Movie via it’s Steam platform, but it seems that the intrepid studio isn’t satisfied to be just a distributor. Shane Acker, the director of the animatied movie 9, and Brown Bag Films are reportedly partnering with Valve to use the Source Engine for a movie.
Source isn’t exactly cutting edge, but it has aged well, and the filmmakers believe that using the game engine will allow them to save money. All the indie wannabes that spent countless hours making films in the source engine game Garry’s Mod might shed a tear when they see the engine amped up for the big screen.
Deep is set in a word devastated by World War III, where the shattered remnants of humanity live in the remains of ships at sea, and Source does handle water effects well. It’s always good to see a game company expanding their horizons. Sadly though while this is definately real, Half Life 2: Episode 3 remains vaporware.