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Game trailers

07-03-2011, 08:04 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Posts: 281
Game trailers

Can anyone reccommend a really good game trailer? I need inspiration.
What makes a good trailer?
What elements does it need to have?
Cheers

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07-03-2011, 08:41 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 295
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charybdis View Post
Can anyone reccommend a really good game trailer? I need inspiration.
What makes a good trailer?
What elements does it need to have?
Cheers
you need to make the viewer want to play the game:
so only put awesome part of the game(duh!)
Not everything so there are still so surprises
Add good music and an interesting price+ positive reviews if you have some from testers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ap0calypse
Impatient fool!
AMEN TO YOU THREE.
07-03-2011, 05:43 PM
#3
If you want some inspiration for your trailer, have a look at those who do this best: the film makers.
Basically a trailer works the same way. Like movies it depends on the kind of movie/game, your target group and all the other factors. Regarding the dramaturgy I would definately have a look at movie trailers.
07-05-2011, 11:16 AM
#4
You can look at some successful games and movies trailers and see why they are so great. It's hard to say what is wrong or right, but just make sure you put the correct content for the viewer so that they really want to get it.