Sci-Fi film director Neill Blomkamp is getting into video game development
By Bob Garcia
The Elysium director is now the chief visionary officer of Gunzilla Games
After noticing how the video game industry is growing like crazy, more and more companies and well-known people want to get involved. The latest clear example of this has been the director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, Neill Blomkamp. He has decided to join new developer Gunzilla Games as its chief visionary officer (CVO) to bring his vast knowledge to create a multiplayer shooter whose debut has not yet been reported.
It has only been a year since the creation of Gunzilla, but it is already making all the necessary moves to begin the grand adventure of creating and producing its first game. Without a doubt, this is a decisive moment for a new company and that is why it wants to rely on Blomkamp’s talent in order to achieve the greatest success possible. In addition to him, the company has also acquired other related industry professionals who have previously worked for such well-known companies such as Crytek, Ubisoft, EA and more, which means that it has everything it needs to start making a name for itself through great productions, delighting the desires of video game players.
During an interview, Blomkamp said that his unusual role as a visionary director will be to act as an “equal version of being a film director,” working hand-in-hand with the team to decide the best way forward for great design, incredible audio, and innovative storytelling. “It comes from a place of bringing directing skills that would be in line with the films I’ve done before to the aesthetic of the game,” he added.
While it’s true that Blomkamp is a fan of video games and has had small relationships with the industry in the past, he admits that he doesn’t have the experience for game development. However, he asserts that he will work hard with other senior creatives and make be able to deliver quite a rewarding job for the studio.