Playing certain kinds of games engages several parts of your brain all at once. All that visual data coming at you runs through hand-eye co-ordination filters and you’re doing threat assessment, measuring distances and running through your inventory of ammo, spells or what-have-you.
It’s relatively easy to learn how to do all this stuff because you’re sitting on your ass. But, what if you had to grab cover, reload and watch a friend’s back while your couch was getting shot up by antagonists? That’s the premise behind “PWNED,” a new short from SeeCo Films that’s popped up on YouTube.
While the acting gets a little to hammy at points, the dudes in the buddy roles bring a fun level of physicality to the game-made-real action. But, most of all, the special effects look pretty good for something that was clearly shot in a friend’s apartment. Let’s get a sequel going, guys.