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Monday, November 22, 2010

New pricing for Moviestorm - now you get more for your money!

Starting today, we’re introducing new pricing options for Moviestorm. They give you more for your money, and it’s easier to understand what you get.

Note: If you’re an existing customer, you can choose to stay on your current plan or switch to a new one. There’s absolutely no obligation to change - just pick whichever plan works best for you. 

The biggest change is that we’re no longer including Moviestorm points as standard.  Now, when you get Moviestorm, you pick one of six themed bundles of content: Action Movies, Music Video, Situation Drama, Fantasy Films, Factual TV or Kids’ Shows. Each bundle includes at least eleven packs to get you going in whatever genre you pick. If you want more content, you can buy points separately and choose whatever additional packs you want from the Marketplace

We’re also introducing a new option, Moviestorm Complete 2010, which includes Moviestorm plus most of the content packs we’ve created internally so far.  It’s easily the most cost-effective way to build up your Moviestorm asset library, as it works out at under $7 per pack.

As before, you have the choice to buy any of the bundles outright, or else get a 1-month, 3-month license, or 12-month license. The longer the license, the more you’ll save - a 12-month license costs the same as 5 months bought individually!  If you choose one of the limited licenses, you can opt to make it a regular payment. You’ll be billed automatically when your license expires, and your Moviestorm usage won’t be interrupted. You can cancel recurring payments at any time.  Just pick whatever suits your budget: get going for as little as $10, or buy everything for $225.

And whatever you choose, you have 7 days free to try before making a decision.

How much does it cost?

Moviestorm Complete 2010 bundle (Moviestorm Studio, Modders’ Workshop, 35 content packs)

  • Full purchase:  $225 / £150 / €200
  • 12 month license: $150 / £100 / €125
  • 3 month license: $60 / £40 / €50
  • 1 month license: $30 / £20 / €25

Moviestorm Theme bundles (Moviestorm Studio, Modders’ Workshop, 11 content packs)

  • Full purchase: $75 / £50 / €60
  • 12 month license: $50 / £35 / €40
  • 3 month license: $20 / £14 / €16
  • 1 month license: $10 / £7 / €8

To get Moviestorm, or switch your existing plan, visit your account on the Moviestorm web site and click Subscription Plan.  Remember, if you already have a Moviestorm license, you can choose to stick with the one you’ve got or switch to one of the new plans.

(0) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Machinima Expo 2010

This weekend is the biggest annual machinima show. It’s a celebration of the very best in amateur and ultra-low budget movie-making, and it’s a chance to see some amazing work and meet the people who are doing it. Best of all, it’s online and it’s free, so you don’t have to leave your house, you don’t have to stand in line for tickets, the food’s not over-priced, and you don’t have to worry about how you’re getting home afterwards!

If you haven’t been to an Expo before, it’s a unique event where all prejudices are put aside. Whether you use iClone, Muvizu, Second Life, World of Warcraft, The Movies or even Moviestorm, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that everyone who participates is making movies purely for the love of it. It’s about showing what can be done without expensive equipment and huge budgets. There are movie-makers from around the world, and it’s a truly inspirational event.

We’ll be there all weekend (look for MK Onedin in Second Life) - hope to see you there too! 

What’s on?

There’s a huge selection of movies being screened, including the movies picked by the jury, a special selection of Latin American & Spanish movies, and the winners of the machinima section of the 48 Hour Film Project. There are booths set up in the main area which showcase some of the best creative talent in machinima, and where you can talk to some of the key people in the business.

There are panels and discussions throughout, and on Sunday, there are workshops and Q&A sessions on all the major machinima tools (Voovees, The Movies, Muvizu, Moviestorm, Garry’s Mod/HL2, iClone and Second Life).  At the end of each day, there’s a party in Second Life.

Full schedule (remember to adjust it for your timezone!)


How to get there

For the full Expo experience, you can dive right into the action in Second Life. There are five locations: full details here.

If you don’t like using Second Life, you can participate via the Web at the main Machinima Expo site. You’ll still get to see all the movies and panels, and you can get involved in the chat sessions.


Machinima Expo FAQ

(0) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Happy Holidays - updated pack

Holiday season is on its way, and to celebrate, we’ve updated the Happy Holidays pack. As well as new content, we’ve added in all the Christmas assets from last year’s Photostorm and Greetingstorm sets, and, for the benefit of our American customers, we’ve expanded it to include a Thanksgiving feast as well. For first-time users - or those who just want something quick and easy - there’s a new “Snowball Fight” starter movie too.

The pack now includes Santa and his sexy elves, presents and stockings, decorations, food, and animations for kissing under the mistletoe, snowballs fights and more. It’s perfect for making seasonal greetings, doing a festive TV special, or even your own Christmas comedy. 

And of course, it’s not just for Christmas: the snowy environments and winter clothing can be used in many other movies - a frozen alien planet, a remote military base, or whatever else your imagination can come up with.

If you’ve already got the Happy Holidays pack, you’ll get this update for free. If you haven’t, it costs 1000 Moviestorm points. If you prefer, you can try it free for a week, or get it for a month for 100 points. Available in the Marketplace now.

(0) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

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