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6 February 2019

Sinking Ship

by Andrew MacGregor

YGT: “Sinking Ship” - 3 mins 46s

This beguiling promo for Slovenian beatmakers YGT (Your Gay Thoughts) evokes some of gaming's foremost 'god simulators' such as Populous and Black & White. Riffing on the genre's world-building (and destroying) possibilities, director Sam Mason unleashes a pair of giant blue hands on a mythical, computer-generated realm.

As denizens flee from this ambiguous phenomenon, the impressive scope of Mason's world becomes apparent. Remnants of ancient cities pepper the landscape as the hands trigger a paradoxically languid exodus, while YGT's jazzy number heightens the mystique with its sparse drumbeat and mournful trombone notes.

Director: Sam Mason Ⓟ Ⓦ (Hornet Inc Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Macha Tsarenkov
Character Design: Sam Mason / Natalie Labarre

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