Over the weekend you will be able to watch some amazing movies, sit back, relax and take a break from the otherwise buzzing sound of DreamHack Austin 2018. Here's the full schedule and details.
GameChangers: Dreams of BlizzCon
Director: John Keating
Main Stage, Saturday 6/2
8:30pm - 10:00pm
In 1998, Blizzard Entertainment, publishers of the online games Diablo and World of Warcraft, released a new title called StarCraft. It was a real-time strategy game, where players built an economy, created armies and waged war against their opponents. StarCraft was met with critical acclaim and considered the best title in the genre. But, little did anyone know, that in South Korea, this game was about to alter popular culture in a significant way. What started as an interest in StarCraft, turned to frenzy, thousands of internet cafes, known as "PC Bangs," sprouted on every block to meet demand. Playing StarCraft with friends in a PC Bang quickly became the thing to do. But before long, exceptional players began to stand out in each of these PC Bangs. PC Bang owners everywhere saw a new opportunity. They began pitting their best players against the neighboring establishments. The culture of electronic sports - esports - was born. Today you will find tournaments with 5 million dollar purses that take place in multi-million dollar stadiums designed for esports where they are broadcast to millions of people all over the world via networks formatted for esports and the online streaming medium. GAMECHANGERS: Dreams of BlizzCon follows two young men that sat in those PC Bangs as youngsters. Their dreams would begin there and carry them out of poverty, onto the world stage where they would eventually stand as champions. When we meet them in in the film, however, extended slumps have worn away the sheen of their championship status. Both find themselves struggling against the younger faster players and each of them are facing personal challenges that if not confronted, threaten to ruin their careers. Jang, "MC" Min Chul has achieved everything a player could ever want in the game yet the Korean fans have turned on him. Taunts from Korea claiming he is a "runner" have become too much to bear and his once fixated goal of winning at BlizzCon have become mired in drama and thoughts about his future. MMA's mandatory military service looms. His country is calling. Two years of military service are a "death sentence" for gaming careers and as he faces what may be his last year as a pro gamer he wrestles with the depressing reality that his hands have slowed and the demands of others are taking a toll. Can they overcome these harsh realities of a pro gaming life before it's too late? Join us as we explore their fascinating world and follow along on their journey to realize their Dreams of BlizzCon.
Game Jam: The Movie
Directors: Scott Conditt, Jeremy Tremp
Meeting Room 2, Sunday 6/3
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Experience the highs, the lows, and the victories in this in-depth look at the world of rapid video game development as "Game Jam: The Movie" follows 12 teams through a 48-hour game development competition sponsored by tech moguls. The winners earn a VIP trip to IndieCade to showcase their games and meet industry titans PlayStation, Oculus and Cartoon Network.
Fan Film Showcase Hour
Meeting Room 2, Sunday 6/3
12:00pm - 1:00pm
YOKOSUKA BLUES: A SHENMUE STORY (Fan Movie)
Director: Leroy Nguyen
After his pal Ryo Hazuki left Yokosuka to go avenge his father's murder, dim-witted delinquent Goro Mihashi finds himself stuck in a rut and struggles to find his own path in life.
CLIFFHANGER: A COD:MW2 (FAN MOVIE)
Director: Jimmy Findley
Based on the unforgettable Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 mission by the same name. Two British special forces operators are on a secret mission to retrieve the components of a lost NATO satellite, held by the Russians.
FRIDAY THE 13TH THE GAME IN REAL LIFE (FAN MOVIE)
Director: Courtlan Gordon
A group of friends play a round of Friday the 13th The Game and find themselves wrapped up in the heart of the video game. Experiencing all of the horror and occasional glitches the game offers. The friends have themselves a good ole time with Jason Vorhees.
FNAF LIVE ACTION MOVIE: DON'T CRY (Fan Movie)
Director: Mike Sgroi
Check the closets, check the hall way.. check under your bed .. they could be anywhere.
BENDY AND THE INK MACHINE: THE MOVIE (FAN MOVIE)
Director: Mike Sgroi
Bendy and the Ink Machine, Live Action trailer by Iron Horse Cinema. Based on the video game "Bendy and the Ink Machine" All rights reserved by The Meatly Games. Ltd. Bendy and the Ink Machine™