The Sims is a strategic life-simulation computer game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It was created by game designer Will Wright, also known for developing SimCity. It is a simulation of the daily activities of one or more virtual persons in a suburban household near SimCity. The Sims was first released on February 4, 2000 (one day before Chinese New Year).
Super Mario Bros. is a 1993 science fiction adventure film loosely based on the video game of the same name and its entire franchise. The film follows the exploits of Mario and his brother Luigi in a comical dystopia ruled by King Koopa. The film's plot, which has a darker tone than the game's franchise, features Mario and Luigi as the main protagonists, with Mario leading the team and Luigi developing a romance with Princess Daisy. Super Mario Bros.
Doom is a 2005 science fiction horror film, based on the popular Doom series of video games created by id Software. It was directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. On February 7, 2006, the Unrated DVD version of Doom was released. The unrated DVD has a running time of 1 hour 53 minutes, 8 minutes longer than the rated release. Doom was released on Blu-ray Disc on February 10, 2009. After option deals with Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures lapsed, id Software signed a deal with Warner Bros.
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (ファイナルファンタジーVII アドベントチルドレン, Fainaru Fantajī Sebun Adobento Chirudoren) is a 2005 CGI film directed by Tetsuya Nomura and Takeshi Nozue and produced by Yoshinori Kitase and Shinji Hashimoto. It was written by Kazushige Nojima and the music was composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Advent Children was the first announced title in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series. The film is based on the highly successful 1997 console role-playing game Final Fantasy VII.
Wing Commander is a science fiction film based on the same titled video game series, released in 1999. It was directed by Chris Roberts, the creator of the game series, and stars Freddie Prinze, Jr. , Matthew Lillard, Saffron Burrows, Tchéky Karyo, Jürgen Prochnow, David Suchet and David Warner. Principal photography occurred in Luxembourg and post-production was done in Austin, Texas.
Mortal Kombat is a 1995 action and adventure film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. Based on the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games, the film was the first part of the Mortal Kombat film series. The film follows the warrior Liu Kang, actor Johnny Cage, and agent Sonya Blade, guided by the Thunder God Raiden, on their journey to combat the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung and his forces on a tournament to save Earth.
Resident Evil is a 2002 science fiction horror film based on the same titled series of survival horror games developed by Capcom. Borrowing elements from the video games Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, the film follows an amnesiac heroine Alice, and a band of Umbrella Corporation commandos, as they attempt to escape a secret underground facility that at one time was filled with people but is now overrun with zombies. The film was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.
Street Fighter is a 1994 American martial arts action film written and directed by Steven E. de Souza. It is based on the same-titled video games produced by Capcom. The film features an international and multicultural cast that included Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (in the role of William F.
BloodRayne is a 2005 horror/fantasy film based on the eponymous video game from Majesco and the game developer, Terminal Reality, directed by Uwe Boll. The film stars Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Billy Zane, and Matthew Davis. The film was the third video game movie adaptation by Uwe Boll who previously made the movies based on House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark.
Silliwood is the term given to the failed video game convergence of Hollywood and Silicon Valley in the early-to-mid-1990s. This was spurred on in large part by the success of CD-ROM games like Myst, and as a result gamers were given such quality productions as The Horde, A Fork in the Tale, the infamous Night Trap and several games starring Tim Curry. But the byproducts of Silliwood weren't all terrible, and some decent titles still managed to squeeze their way out of the crap pile.
Silent Hill is a 2006 horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary. The story is an adaptation of the Silent Hill series of survival horror games created by Konami. The film, particularly its emotional and aesthetic content as well as its creature design, includes elements from Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3. The film also includes some music, such as "Wounded Warsong", from the .