The Vault Hunters get animated.
Gearbox and 2K Games have tied up with the Academy of Art to produce a short film based on the first person shooter Borderlands. The film is expected to be wrapped up by 2013 end, with teams of students working alongside the developer.
The team that works best will be awarded internships at 2K Games.
Chris Armstrong, Director of School of Animation & VFX at Academy of Art University stated that, “Academy of Art’s mission is to prepare students for the jobs of the 21st century and this project with industry leaders at 2K and Gearbox is exactly the kind of real-world experience we strive to provide.
“These students are aspiring game designers, programmers, writers and animators who will now graduate with hands-on experience and a product of work they can share with prospective employers, making them well-positioned to compete for and win the jobs of today’s global economy.”
Of course even those who don’t get chosen will gain experience from working with Gearbox and building up contacts.