The Gamers and The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

September 13th, 2008 at 10:51pm dark

Today I’ve had the opportunity to give a quick and unofficial look to these movies:

Both of them are produced by the Dead Gentlemen Productions, an independent film company: this detail will explain better what follows.

Both movies deal about the role playing gaming world, seen from the players’ perspective.

  • The first one is set into a dormitory. A group or friends plays a paper and pencil RPG (most likely AD&D), eventually making noise and preventing a nearby girl from studying. The story flips between the players around the table and the characters in their fantasy world, with a lot of funny references to fans’ addictions and game stereotypes. Technically speaking, the movie shots are very amateur-style, but this detail does not diminish the fun.
  • The second movie is not a sequel (neither a prequel, as the producers say that prequels are lame 😉 ), but has a similar background idea. A D&D DM tries to convince some friends of him to play to a new campaign he’s working on. The actions flips back and forth between the players and the characters, with more funny references, quotes and jokes. The visual effects have been improved a lot and the plot is way more detailed than that of the first one. In other words, if you manage to watch the first movie and enjoy it, the second is a must-see.

By the way, the official website of both movies is: http://www.the-gamers.com/ . Check it out if you’re interested.

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