Budapest-based Puppetworks Animation Studio teamed up with Psyop to create an 8-minute CG cinematic for the latest chapter in the hugely popular Apex Legends franchise, Stories from the Outlands: Gridiron. Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter game where legendary characters battle for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier.
Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA Games, every episode of Stories from the Outlands provides Apex Legends fans, players and non-players, a chance to delve into the unknown lore of the characters of Apex Legends.
Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.
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Led by Psyop creatives, and directed by Trevor Conrad, Jack Anderson, and Alexei Bochenek, the Puppetworks team produced the 8-minute short from 3D previs to final composite. The release garnered over 2 million views during its first week on YouTube.
Source: Puppetworks Animation Studio
The cinematic tells the story of Bangalore, the consummate professional soldier from a family of soldiers. We see Bangalore, who is torn between her brother and the only cause she’s ever known, loyalty to the IMC. Bangalore has difficult decisions to make – and hard consequences to face – after the Battle of Gridiron.