The true rebirth of iconic beat ’em up genre in vein of old-school video games! As a simple Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng you have to avenge the death of your friends and family slaughtered in a pirate raid at your peaceful village.
We always set specific goals in our projects, especially with project like these.
The goal in this case was tot mimic a 2D animation style, in fact a combination of styles.
Based off of the game’s concept art, resembling traditional watercolors, we explored our options.
The whole film is animated on doubles, we created custom cell-shaders, toon outlines and the final shots were enhanced by 2D effects.
“You need to practice every day. So when the time comes, you will be ready.”
To announce the game 9 Monkeys of Shaolin we directed and produced this intro to the game’s protagonist Wei Cheng. His grandfather always taught him to prepare for battle. Unskilled, yet training daily with his grandfather’s memory. Wei, who is just a regular fisherman, charges into battle against the pirate raid to defend his own village.
Shout out to the team!