It's Hard To Believe Students Made These Clever Borderlands Short Films

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco got together with the folks at 2K to give students a chance to create animated short films set in the Borderlands universe. The result is three funny little bits of animation, suitable for stealth marketing.


In the first short, Claptrap attempts to interrogate a psycho bandit using his new bargain basement interrogation chip. It ends badly.

The second short, "The Darkest Day", involves a mime. That's all you need to know, really.

The third and finale Tale from the HQ is titled "The Bride of Frankentrap", and involves a love triangle with everybody's favorite insane robot at the top. Seriously. Okay, mostly seriously.

Not bad at all! Want to see how the shorts were made? That's all part of "The Art of the Game", a feature-length documentary that follows a group of college students as they strive towards jobs in the competitive games industry. As it happens, we have a copy of it right here. Enjoy!

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KuriGohan and Kamehameha

Not bad. Even though, My alma mater is kind of a rip off and way too expensive. There were some good instructors there, but, it's a mixed bag... there were great amazing super awesome instructors and pretty useless instructors. But, in the end it wasn't about what you did in class that counts... it's what you did outside class that really counted. Often, the concepts that were in class never really clicked until after the class was over, then I really understood them.

Would I go there again? No. But, I did meet handful of awesome people that I still keep in touch with.

But, damn that school is the worst building code offender in the city of San Francisco.