"Avatar Days" is a new short by digital artist Cormac Kelly
that examines the fascinating relationship between a World of Warcraft
player and their in-game avatar. Not only is the animation great (and you can see how he's upscaled the five-year-old player character graphics of the popular MMO), but the premise is perfect, placing video game avatars of real-life players in everyday situations, and asking us the viewers to examine how they're connected together.
Excellent stuff. Not the first time we've seen these characters invade the real world
, but definitely the most poignant. Watch the whole four minute short embedded after the break.
Kelly emails to say that he only played a small part in the production -- the short was directed by Gavin Kelly
and produced in just four days for Ireland's Darklight Film Festival
[via Citizen Game