Days before the premiere of Peter Budinský’s animated film “Yourland,” Nohavmede launched the game “Yourland: Bowlers Run” to highlight the film’s environmental themes, in the latest example of film-game convergence, according to Film New Europe. .
The development of the game took almost two years, during which the creators worked closely with the producers of the film.
“Yourland” was produced by BFILM of Slovakia in co-production with Plutoon of Slovakia, The Pack in Belgium, BFILM.cz in the Czech Republic and Radio and Television Slovakia. It was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the MEDIA programme, the Bratislava region, the Czech Film Fund and Screen.brussels. The development of the game was supported by Art Support Fund.
“Yourland: Bowlers Run” is an atmospheric action game set in the fantasy world of “Yourland”. It is designed for children from 6 to 12 years old. Players will embark on a new adventure with Ema and Riki, the main characters of the film. Their task is to save as many bowlers as possible. Their home is in danger due to an environmental disaster, and Riki and Ema attempt to save them and get them to safety. Through 24 interactive and physically simulated levels, players will visit tropical jungles, underground mines and port cities.
Peter Račko of Nohavmede, creator of the game, told FNE: “With Plutoon, we mainly consulted each other on the concept of the story, so that it would be understandable even for children who had not seen the film, and at the same time it will add a new dimension to the universe of cinema.
“On a technical level, we collaborated with the Belgian studio The Fridge (part of The Pack), where we managed to get as close as possible to the visual side of the film. The studio gave us access to 3D models, which we converted to 2D to maintain visual quality and allow users to view it even on less powerful mobile phones.
New director of the Georgian National Film Center
Kaha Sikharulidze, the first deputy minister of culture, sports and youth of the Republic of Georgia, will take over the management of the Georgian National Film Center. Maya Tchilashvili will retain her position as first deputy director, which she has held since 2015.
Sikharulidze will continue to be the first deputy minister of culture, sports and youth, while managing the National Film Center.
He was director of the Middle East and Africa Department from 2019 to 2021 and served as the country’s ambassador to Italy, Malta and San Marino from 2013 to 2018.
Sikharulidze had held several high-ranking positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Deputy Minister between 2002 and 2003, First Deputy Minister and Spokesperson between 2004 and 2005. He served as Director of the European Affairs Department from 2008 to 2009. .
He was Georgia’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2006 to 2008 and Ambassador to China from 2009 to 2011.
Opening of the Zsa Zsa Gabor Museum in Budapest
A museum has opened in Budapest dedicated to Hungary’s most famous movie star, Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died in 2016. The museum was opened by her widower Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt.
The museum is located in the Origo Film Studio and pays homage to Gabor’s flamboyant personality. Exhibits include memorabilia as well as dresses and furniture from Gabor.
Gabor died of a heart attack aged 99, after marrying Von Anhalt in 1986. He was the last of her nine husbands. Although she spent most of her career in Hollywood, her ashes were buried in Budapest last year.
Gabor was born in Hungary in 1917 into a wealthy family. She was a former beauty queen, who was crowned Miss Hungary in the 1930s. She emigrated to the United States before World War II and became famous in Hollywood for her roles in a long list of films, including “Touch of Evil” and popular TV shows.
This article is published in partnership with the online news service Film New Europe, which covers news from the film and television industry across Central and Eastern Europe.
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