Few video games franchises have inspired as many fan films as Portal. Something about the pathos of the wickedly insane A.I. GLaDOS struck a nerve with geeks everywhere. Here are 10 of the very best Portal fan films.
Headcrabs! Marines! G-Man! Gordon Freeman! They’re all here in this slick live-action short based on the original Half-Life, called Enter the Freeman. Stop whatever you’re doing and watch it right now.
What would happen if you mashed up the original Deus Ex with high-quality Ghost In the Shell-style animation? This.
A few weeks ago, I told you about Valve releasing its Source Filmmaker software to the public. One crafty user decided to see what a scene from The Matrix would look like rendered in Source, and the result speaks for itself.
You may love Portal, but you can’t express your love the way that Jason Craft can. He’s a visual effects artist, and he created this fantastic short film to show what it would be like if the Portal gun existed in real life — and a regular guy and his buddies got their hands on [...]
The dynamically geeky duo known as Corridor Digital have unleashed their latest video upon the world, and it is the definition of awesome. It’s called “Art of the Instakill,” and it features eight lethal showdowns, quick-cut style, between many of your favorite video game protagonists.
When it comes to keeping fans happy, LEGO is on a roll. It seems like every week, LEGO announces some new product or feature that pays service to its base of hardcore fans. Their latest goodie: a free iPhone app that makes it super simple to film your own stop-motion LEGO movies.
Man, these fan-made short films are just getting better and better. Here’s one that legitimizes Pac-Man as a viable storyline for a live-action movie. As crazy as that sounds, it really works.
Pure. Genius. It’s the only way to describe this take on the proposed Angry Birds movie. Stylish, smart, action-packed, and funny… It’s got all the trimmings, and the kicker is, people really would go see this in theaters.
Half-Life: Origins will be the best two minutes of your day. Maybe your whole week. It makes Hollywood’s big-budget movie adaptations of video games look like pretentious nonsense. (That’s right, Prince of Persia, I’m looking at you…)