A Preview Behind the Green Screens (June 25, 2020)


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LOAF has scanned a great article on the making of Wing Commander 3. It appeared in the August 1994 issue of Computer Game Review and followed the game's film shoot. The author talks about the experience with the CGI backdrops as well as the Kilrathi animatronics. There are also sidebar conversations with Chris Roberts and Mark Hamill. It sounds like filming all of the different angles and plot choice variations was as tricky as you might imagine, but they pulled it off well!

Oh, and here's Zephyr, which came out at the same time as WC3 yet somehow had worse graphics than WC1...

Original update published on June 25, 2020