When Machinima rebooted its Machinima Prime channel back in September, the multi-channel network emphasized a much larger focus on its own creative partners. With that focus in mind, Machinima Prime has released Loadout: Going In Hot, a short film created by partner channel Wayside Creations.
Wayside is best known for creating Fallout: Nuka Break, a fan film based in the Fallout universe that ultimately spawned a web series, a second season of that web series, and a successful Kickstarter campaign. For its latest project, the Wayside team, led by director Vincent Talenti, writer Matt Munson, and producer Lynn Moon, has traveled to the world of Loadout, a free-to-play third-person shooter developed by Austin-based studio Edge of Reality.
The Wayside version of the Loadout universe stars Richard Hatch (best known for his roles on both the original and rebooted versions of Battlestar Galactica) as a ship captain who is racing against his rival to secure some important cargo. The seven-minute film has a campy feel to it, when plenty of loud special effects along the way.
The loose, silly feel of Going In Hot is a conscious choice meant to emulate the style of the game on which the film is based. Loadout, which is available for download from Steam beginning on December 17th, features ridiculous guns and gory blood splatter effects.
Machinima Prime’s other videos include the video game-focused web series Dr. 1Up and new episodes of Bat in the Sun’s Super Power Beat Down. The channel has more than 1.4 million subscribers.