If you’ve always wondered what a Steven Spielberg full motion video game starring Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Aniston and Las Vegas magicians Penn & Teller looks like, here is the answer.
The game developer Paolo Pedercini took the material from the long-forgotten game Steven Spielberg’s Director’s Chair and made it into a wacky full motion video game.
In case you don’t know what the term is, these are games that consist of scenes from the movie with real actors. The player then usually decides under time pressure how to proceed at certain points and thus experiences the story that he himself helped to create.
Steven Spielberg’s Director’s Chair wasn’t actually an FMV game, it was some kind of simulation, in which the player accompanies Steven Spielberg during the making of a film. The player then also takes over the post-production and selects, for example, scenes and camera angles in order to cut them together into a film.
Since the player couldn’t really do much, the game went under. The movie scenes with Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Aniston, and Penn & Teller But there is still and just from those scenes Paolo Pedercini cut an interactive film. Now you can experience and influence the story yourself. If you don’t mind a little slapstick and a few over-the-top actors, you can definitely have fun.
It took a lot of work to put the raw material from the 90s into a decent movie. Pedercini added sound effects and music himself. You can play the entire game for free in your browser. Despite the material that is over 25 years old, Pedercini was still able to get a lot out of the scenes.
It’s a strange but exciting piece of film and video game history, and honestly not the worst FMV game ever made.