Borderlands animated short in the works

Gearbox Software teams with the Academy of Art University for student-produced film due by the end of 2013.

2K Games and Gearbox Software today announced a partnership with the Academy of Art University for a project that will see students create an animated short set in the Borderlands universe.

Under the guidance of professors and with resources from 2K and Gearbox, students across all disciplines with have the chance to take part in the Borderlands Cooperative project. The film is expected to be finished by the end of 2013.

During the Academy of Art University's spring semester, teams of students will create short stories set inside the Borderlands universe. A panel of university officials, along with 2K and Gearbox judges, will choose one story, and the team behind it will have an opportunity to interview for an internship at Gearbox.

These interns will then begin full production of the film in the summer, before releasing the project sometime in the fall. According to 2K, this real-world experience will give students an inside look at the challenges of working with others and meeting deadlines.

The Academy of Art University is located in San Francisco, California.

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14 comments
sdoxas
sdoxas

KIDS THESE DAYS AND THEIR COMPUTER-TECHNOLOGY AM I RIGHT!!?

jackrg
jackrg

Hi I'm Torgue and I've got one question and one question only, EXPLOSIONS!?

Just_Tom__
Just_Tom__

Looking forward to this!

Good luck to all the students involved, and I hope one of you get a nice big 'BADASS!!' stamp on one of your papers ^^

telaros
telaros

They have students working on new ideas and cinematic for them now? I guess they couldn't find a new gullible publisher to finance Borderlands 3 yet? Who knows, those academic institutes are always full of grant money no? Might be able to sucker in some dev money through that somehow <3

curt798
curt798

they need to be working on some better dlc for borderlands 2 big game hunt was ok the pirate dlc sucked and the carnage dlc was ok. but I have yet to see anything as good as general noxx

super_voltron
super_voltron

a full length animated feature wold be awesome

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

I was once thinking about if they made a Borderlands Animation. I hoped it would be a series of Anime shorts by the best studios though like Animatrix, Batman:Gotham Knight and Halo Legends.

Jaxith
Jaxith

I think it's great to give students an opportunity like this.  I mean, if I were a student in this field of study, I'd be totally psyched to work on a Borderlands film.  It seems like it'd be alot of fun.

ghostXzero
ghostXzero

dang, talk about a low budget flick

Hurvl
Hurvl

"judges will choose one story and the team behind it will have an opportunity to interview for an internship at Gearbox." In today's world of financial unrest and high youth unemployment, a contest like this isn't surprising or such a bad idea.

EPaul
EPaul

Hopefully the keep the head writer for the project that guy from Hey ashley web series

justinka777
justinka777

@ghostXzero its a short film dude, plus motivation for your film will often trump just throwing money at it.