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KARA (2011) Short Film: Quantic Dream, PS3 Tech Demo, David Cage


Kara Short Film, Kara PS3 Tech DemoDavid Cage‘s Kara (2011) short film, PS3 tech demo by Quantic Dream stars Valorie Curry and Tercelin Kirtley. Kara‘s plot synopsis: “Kara is a female robot in the process of construction when “she” has a sudden awareness of being alive.”

About the Kara short film, Playstation 3 technology demonstration:

David Cage, Heavy Rain developer, stunned the audiences at the game developers conference, GDC 2012, by revealing the latest in game design technology in a short-film demo titled KARA.

The demonstration was taken from a “real-time” PS3 performance capture, instead of being recorded in separately so viewers can see the fluency in the film capture–emphasizing the game developers focused, and impressive new technologies that will be part of Sony’s new generation of games for young and adult gamers.

“Kara was made a year ago, so the technology has evolved a lot since then,” the Quantic Dream head told CVG at GDC. “We’ve worked a lot on the cinematography, we’ve worked a lot on lens flares, on diffraction and how the light plays on the optic… We’re playing with all these things, so I think that the next games – whatever they are – are going to look much better than Kara.”

Kara is not part of a current game title project.

The Valorie Curry, Kara photo:

Valorie Curry, Kara

Valorie Curry, Kara


Loved the dialogue and the functionality of Kara. The short film slowly draws the viewer in as Kara is being constructed and tested (like in the Bionic (2011) Short Film), much like the opening scene to Ghost in the Shell. Very well done especially Kara’s plea at the end of the short film.

Watch the Kara short film and leave your thoughts on it in the comments section below. For more short films, visit our Short Film Page.

Source: AidyreviewsCVG, PS3 BlogOfficialplaystationmagazine

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