Sometimes fireworks can occur when two worlds come together. This is the case with the film and gaming industries. Recall some of the great films and videos: Indiana Jones’ Jurassic Park, Sonic the Hedgehog and Jurassic Park. Gaming is an integral part of many industries. Music and sport are another great collaboration. If you’ve never played guitar hero you’re not living. Fifa is a dominant player in the world of sports gaming. You can basically think of any game you want.
Below, we will examine the close relationship that exists between gaming and the movie industry. We will also discuss how the two industries can benefit from one another.
Films Into Games
This is similar to the egg and the bird scenario. Which one did you choose? It was actually films that were used by developers to create popular games. The tradition dates back to 1982. While ET was widely believed to be the first film to become a game, it was actually Raiders of the Lost Ark from 1982 that became the Atari 2600’s game. This game came out in a time gaming was just starting to thrive.
Since then there have been many links between film and gaming. Many of the slots online slot games feature our favorite characters. One example is Alice Adventure which is based upon the film Alice in Wonderland. Software developers employ this tactic to attract people to their favorite films or actors/characters as the theme.
Games Into Films
Although films may have first benefited the gaming industry, it soon became apparent that making movies based off games was a good idea. Tomb Raider. Lara Croft. The original Tomb Raider title was released in 1996. Twelve versions of the game have since been produced. This film became a huge hit in the movie world. Angelina Jolie appeared on screen as Lara Croft, a badass and iconic character.
This is just one example. There are many films based on video games. Some have been extremely successful, while others have done nothing but damage the film’s reputation. Rampage in 2018 is an excellent example of a great movie not being made into a videogame.
Both industries have bright futures. Both industries produce billions of USD each year and continue their mutual benefit. Resident Evil is a good example of how movies, video games and music can blend into one great movie. Resident Evil Village is already a big success. EA Sports UFC (and Fifa) are just two examples of the strong ties the gaming community has to other industries.
A staggering 3.24billion gamers around the world have a passion to play video games. Globally, billions go to the movies each year to check out the most anticipated films. Many of them will be inspired by games. These two industries will always be inseparable.