Last year, 20-minute crowdfunded fan-film Fallout: Lanius was released onto the wilds of YouTube. Despite having no backing from a major YouTube network, they racked up 100,000 views in 24 hours, and have just broken the half-million mark.
This is quite a thing, for a fan-film that was asking for $10,000 and raised just shy of $20,000. Now, the production company that made it – Encryption Films – are using this as a springboard to get more ambitious projects off the ground.
The team are currently working on a “micro-short”, but more interestingly, they’re developing an unannounced new series. “We think our fans will be very excited,” commented director Wade K. Savage. “We have some interest from some major studios to make it a reality and we are currently shopping it around. It won’t be long until we lock something in.”
I’ve yet to actually watch Fallout: Lanius so I can’t really say either way whether I’m looking forward to this or not, but you can give the film a look for yourself below.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.