The Leet World Holiday Special

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Presenting… The Leet World Holiday Special! We asked each of The Leet World cast members what they got for Christmas this year.  It’s a card, from us to you. Try to imagine it in an envelope in your mailbox.

From us to You…

Just like I promised, I have arrived this morning bearing gifts! Well, one gift to be exact. The Leet World Holiday Special! It’s a card, from us to you. Try to imagine it in an envelope in your mailbox. Sure, it’s a couple of days late, but I doubt there will be much complaining about that. Give it a watch. Share it with your friends.

There are also some other versions available for download…

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Remember, there will be plenty of other extras coming in the next couple of weeks. And maybe even another video. Stay tuned!

Loot Whores!

Smooth Few Films wishes all of you dudes and dudettes a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, etc. From the bottom of our hearts, you have made the latter half of 2007 a year to remember.

I’d like to remind you all that Santa could be leaving a pretty special present here in the next couple of days. I hear it’s so cool he couldn’t even get it here by Christmas. So be sure and check the website, which for the purpose of this metaphor shall be a Christmas tree. And no, the present is not a subtitled version of Episode Eight (though you should expect that at some point soon as well). It’s niftier than that.

Also, drop by the forums and weigh in on your loot!

The Leet World, 1.8: If It Bleeds…

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Someone has a bone to pick with The Leet World cast! Who is this mysterious character, and what are his true intentions? Who will survive the showdown? And how will the teams cope when they are pushed to their limits? It’s the midseason finale of The Leet World!

If You Want Blood

We now present Episode Eight of The Leet World, “If it Bleeds”. This marks the halfway point of our season and is the midseason finale, of sorts. We’ll be taking a few weeks off from making episodes to get ready for the next half of the season, and taking some steps to ensure that the show just gets better and better. But, as always, there will be plenty of extra treats for you guys over the next few weeks, as we’ll have time to get some cool bonus content on here. And I promise you you’ll want to look at it. Trust me.

Click here to digg the episode!

We’d like to thank you guys for being loyal visitors and fans, and it’s your participation and eagerness that makes this all the more fun. Smooth Few Films definitely couldn’t do this without your support. It’s been a great ride so far- here’s to more!

Enjoy! Also, be sure to keep voting for our Ziddio contest entry– today is the last day to vote!

You, You Got What I Need

Things have been going well with the release of “The Over-Achiever”! If you’re here for it, just scroll down.

But now, on to our pride and joy, The Leet World- the release of Episode Eight is upon us- it’ll be here in the next day or two, so “get your popcorn ready”, to quote the lovable Mr. Owens. It’s actually going to be the biggest episode yet (clocking in at around 12 minutes as of now), so get your bandwidth ready, too.  Remember, we’ll be taking a short break from making actual episodes of the show once Episode Eight is released, but there will be some great post-Christmas presents for you guys!

One other thing- so far, things are going well with the Ziddio contest we entered (using our Halo 3 video)- but we still need more votes! The winner of this contest gets some nifty prizes, including some great opportunities to show your videos to more and more people.

It would really help us out if you would take the time to go vote. All you have to do is register at Ziddio.com, and then click here to go to our video, and give it a good rating! We’re not asking you all to make multiple accounts or down-vote other videos or anything, so please don’t do that- giving us a good vote will be more than enough to do your part.

Halo 3: The Over-Achiever

A young soldier struggles to find meaning in a world that is driven by Achievements. This is a short created in the Halo 3 engine, captured at 720p. Anyone that’s had any experience in the world of XBox Live should understand the plight of the characters involved. We hope you all enjoy it. We’re thinking that this could turn into a regular series of shorts created in Halo.

Click here to digg it!

If you’re interested, this video was created for a contest over at Ziddio. You can check out the contest by clicking on this link. Be sure to sign up and give us a vote (FYI: 5 stars is the best)! Registration takes, literally, seconds. Every vote helps us win!

There are also several versions available for your viewing pleasure:
640 x 360 Mpeg4
HD Mpeg 4
640 x 360 WMV

Also, since somebody is going to ask- Episode Eight will be out later this week. More details coming soon!

The Over-Achiever

Downloads: Quicktime, Quicktime HD, iPod, WMV.

A young soldier struggles to find meaning in a world that is driven by Achievements. This is a short created in the Halo 3 engine, captured at 720p. Anyone that’s had any experience in the world of XBox Live should understand the plight of the characters involved.  Or if you’re an achievement whore.

Update Time!

Well, we are still hard at work on Episode Eight. And when I say hard, I mean it. This week was the most rigorous week we’ve had as far as Smooth Few Films goes, so it’s been pretty nuts. While we’re not keen on giving out release dates (any number of things can cause a delay when working on an episode), it should be here at some point next week. We’ll give you more when we have a better idea.

There won’t be reason to stop showing up, though, because our Halo short will be up in the next day or two! This is pretty exciting for us, and we think that you guys should enjoy it. Now if you’re wondering to yourself “What? Why have they been doing this Halo thing instead of TLW”, it’s because we are submitting it to a contest that ends this week. In addition to that, this realistically delayed the release of Episode Eight by less than a day, because it was worked on at points when all 3 of us could not be together to film TLW stuff. So no worries.

In the meantime, here’s some notable gaming news from the last few days: Companion Cubes are on Sale, Crysis Rocks Trip Vid Cards, A Bajillion in the Warhammer Beta, Big Damn NES Controllers/PC’s are Awesome, and New Fixes and Maps are Coming to TF2!

Edit:  Companion cubes are already sold out!  Guess I’m not the only one who needs a fuzzy friend.

Super Fun Screenshot Day

Here are some more screenshots from Episode Eight. The more we film it the more we’re realizing just how gigantic this episode is. Fun stuff.

Ahmad in the middle… There he is! Back in the woodshed

Also, a couple of small peeks at our Halo 3 short. Last night was our first time filming in the Halo 3 engine, and it’s fairly interesting to try and apply our methods in another “location”. Some of the stuff that works in TLW didn’t work here, and in some ways it’s easier. We’re pretty happy with how it looks, though. Capturing at 720p is hot.

The Over-Achiever The friendly strangers

More on that project soon, but not today. Just screenies today. Enjoy!