For those of you who don't know inFAMOUS and inFAMOUS 2 are both videogames for the Sony Playstation 3. The games are developed by Sucker Punch productions, who also made the Sly Cooper games a few years ago. The inFAMOUS games feature some very stylized motion graphics as cut-scenes between the game. Most of the animation is comprised of highly polished 2D stills and subtle 3D elements with the motion of the piece being very sharp camera movements through 3D space. It looks fantastic. The characters are very bold, vibrant illustrations with a very sketchy, hand-drawn edge, which leaves the production looking like it could be a graphic novel for the internet generation. To add to this, both of these scenes have a narrative voice-over, which really reinforces the whole graphic novel vibe. Adding more fluidity to the scenes are gentle movements of the 2D elements and on occasions more than one still frame of movement has been drawn. Over-all these are very slick motion graphics. I'm not sure if they have been made in the game engine or not, as they seem to use an After Effects kind of style and effects. Either way its a style that I really enjoy watching and I really hope we get more of it in the future.
inFAMOUS - opening scene
inFAMOUS 2 -released soon!