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Anachronox gets recognition at last

Two years too late

A feature-length movie made up of scenes from Ion Storm's unsuccessful 2001 RPG Anachronox has made its way onto the web via Machinima.com. Machinima is a term meaning the art of film-making utilising scripting available in 3D game engines, and even has its own academy awards, which has recognised the apparent brilliance of cinematic director Jake Hughes' creation. You can read about the film and download each of its 13 sizeable parts here, which when glued together form a two and a half hour long feature. There are even future plans to release a DVD version with additional scenes and artwork.