Epically Energetic Animated Adventure Gaming Short Film - KAIZO TRAP
I’ve got an animated short film that you have to watch called "Kaizo Trap." It was created by Guy Collins over the course of 16 months, and I had an absolute blast watching it! It's one of the most entertaining animated short films that I've seen in awhile. It tells the story of a gamer girl who goes on a mission to save her boyfriend from a video game trap that he fell into, and it's loaded with lots of video game nostalgia and fast-paced action.
For those of you not familiar with the title, a "Kaizo Trap" is a term used in gaming that describes an extremely annoying case where a death trap is set at a certain point in a game at a spot where you would normally have let your guard down. It usually comes after you beat a big boss, a level, or even the game and you end up dying because you’re not prepared for some kind of surprise element in the game like a cutscene that can kill you. It’s such a weird thing and it has led to a lot of gamer rage.
To beat the kaizo trap, the player has to find a way to defuse it before completing their actual goal. If they don't, their fate is unavoidable after triggering the cutscene and losing control of their character.
The short was obviously inspired by this, and if you’re a gamer you're going to love all of the video game references scattered throughout the short.