8-bit Cinema “gamifies” your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80’s arcade and NES inspired action. CineFix, a group of filmmakers, writers, directors, and animators are presenting movies retold via old-school 8-bit and16 bit game tech. 8 Bit a.k.a. the third generation of gaming started in 1983 with the Japanese release of the Nintendo Family Computer and Sega.1
“We are entering an era where media will be everywhere, and we will use all kinds of media in relation to one another.
Economic Convergence is the horizontal integration of the entertainment industry. Many companies have interests in film, TV, books, games, the internet, music: Star Wars originally a FILM- now has books, comics, TV series, merchandise, video games, soundtrack CDs; Pokémon originally a VIDEO GAME- now has TV series, film, books, trading card game, and merchandise; Harry Potter originally a BOOK- now has films, merchandise, video games, soundtrack CDs. All have other forms of media associated with the original product, in order to expand the potential audience and saturate the market.”2
The audience is expanded by adapting movies into video games. Movie fans become gamers who are presenting their walkthroughs:3
- CineFix, https://www.youtube.com/user/CineFix ↩
- Henry Jenkins, Convergence? I Diverge, 2001 Tom, David, Lewis, http://phase1.nccr-trade.org/images/stories/jenkins_convergence_optional.pdf ↩
- Video games based on films, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Video_games_based_on_films ↩