My 2019 trailers — from the first quarter

Dang, I forgot to share most of my trailers from twenty nineteen (so far).

Let me do that right now!

Game: YIIK by Ackk Studios & Ysbryd
Music: Andrew Allanson
Direction: M Joshua

Game: Artificer by Psilocybe & Games Operators
Music: Michael Noble
Direction: M Joshua

Game: Ostranauts by Blue Bottle Games
Music: Josh Culler
Sound: James Marantette
Direction: M Joshua

Game: We Are the Caretakers by Heart Shaped Games
Motion Design: Anthony Jones
Script: Xalavier Nelson Jr.
Direction: M Joshua & Scott Brodie

Game: VA11 HALL-A by Sukeban Games & Ysbryd
Music: Garoad
Direction: M Joshua

Previously on…

Game: Risk of Rain 2 by Hopoo & Gearbox
Music: Chris Christodoulou
Direction: M Joshua & Paul Morse

Risk of Rain 2 just launched on Steam Early Access—while I was at PAX East. They were picked up by Gearbox, who helped propel them into the top of the Steam charts. Seemed occasion enough to bust-out the trailer we cut together last August.

Speaking of trailers I cut last August, The Messenger just released on PS4! Enjoy.

Game: The Messenger by Sabotage & Devolver
Music: RainbowDragonEyes
Direction: M Joshua

 

 

Risk of Rain 2 — Teaser

CREDITS

Game by: Hopoo Games
Directed by: M Joshua And Paul Morse (Hopoo Games)
Edited by: M Joshua
Music by: Chris Christodoulou

About twice as much work goes into shot selection for a teaser. Even more when you’re dealing with a roguelike. The first thing to do after laying down the sound for your teaser: go for readability. This first pass will ensure that viewers can read what they’re seeing, but it will lack a keen sense of danger. The second and third rounds of captured footage are required to elaborate on that danger, so the enemies on screen feel like they’re going to kill you at any moment. We achieved this through low-sensitivity player camera, and making sure the player verbs linked between shots.

Paul is always a treat to work with. Risk of Rain 2 is something really special. If you’re at PAX West, stop by the Risk of Rain 2 booth (#859) at the Indie Megabooth.