Remember the Saxxy Awards – Valve’s equivalent to The Oscars for Source Filmmaker animations? They recently announced the winners for 2014. All of the nominated videos were rather good, and it amazes me just how much of that content was produced in people’s spare time. One of the entrants, Palingenesie, entered a short about Dota 2’s Tidehunter and his questionable tactics into the comedy category. Sadly, he never won, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing his series. A sequel has just recently been released.
Here’s the first video if you missed it…
Tidehunter’s Tactics is the first video I made with Source Filmmaker.As a fan of Dota 2 I wanted to bring a little more life to its world. This short clip is about two of my favorite characters, Kunkka and Tidehunter, because I like the way they hate/love one another.
The rivalry between Kunkka and Tidehunter is known to all. I learnt about it based purely on their short verbal exchanges in game, way before I took the time to read their lore. This short gives a comical spin to it.
If you’ve ever played a game of Dota 2, you know that there is only one thing that is more annoying than Invoker’s cold snap, and that’s Sniper’s headshot passive. Don’t let the title fool you, this short takes a look at how irritating the hero is as a whole (via Kotaku):
Palingenesie only makes use of dialogue from the game itself, so it makes the videos seem just that bit more authentic. He works full-time, which is why the gap between each upload is a good few months. He has a Patreon page if you wish to support him.
I work on my own, which means I do writing, animation, lightning and rendering alone. It took me 2 months full time for each video. Though I do love to work on this project, it is really time consuming and until now it earned me barely enough to buy a Big Mac Meal
The animation for both shorts are quite impressive. I really can’t believe he has done everything alone. I hope he gets a world of support so he can keep producing these awesome high quality videos!
Last Updated: October 10, 2014