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Darkwatch Shines in Aurora Award Glory

A promotional trailer for the game earns High Moon, Brain Zoo Studios two platinums.
Author: Kyle Sutton
Published: September 1, 2005
Receiving more that just critical praise (though we weren't so easily convinced), Darkwatch managed to earn itself two platinum Aurora Awards for its promotional trailer, a product of developer High Moon Studios and the character animation team at Brain Zoo Studios. The Aurora Awards, dedicated to rewarding achievements in commercials, documentaries, industrial and instructional video, awarded the game's trailer with "Best of Show: Use of Animation" and "Best of Show: Entertainment."

"The collaboration with High Moon Studios on this project was ideal," admits Mohammad Davoudian, president and CEO of Brain Zoo Studios. "From the beginning, they understood exactly what it was going to take to push the limits of what the industry has been used to seeing. Working together, we raised the bar in what the industry should expect to see more of in coming titles. Creating a visually captivating environment is a key element to drawing consumer interest for an upcoming title. We were able to accomplish that by working seamlessly in conjunction with High Moon."

"This trailer was an introduction to our studio's debut video game title, which we wanted to quickly establish as a flagship property," adds Emmanuel Valdez, chief creative officer, High Moon Studios. "There is no better recognition for the hard work that went into it than a prestigious award like the Auroras. With Darkwatch now on shelves, and as we pursue extending the property into other forms of entertainment, we still find ourselves using this trailer to introduce the original universe we've created."

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