Monday, September 28, 2009

A Marriage Proposal in a Video Game: No Kidding

"The Fallout 3 Marriage Proposal Mod"
the escapist (September 3, 2009)
(Includes embedded YouTube video, 8:17)

"A woman looking for a unique way to propose marriage to a hardcore Fallout 3 fan came up with an unusual but rather cool idea: She talked the community into making a mod for her.

"The plan started all the way back in June, when Bethesda forum user PuffyPuppy asked if there was any possible way she could propose to her boyfriend from within Fallout 3. After a few twists and turns it was suggested that a mod for the PC version of the game would be the way to go and, modding types being what they are, the game was soon afoot...."

A cool idea, indeed! The embedded video runs the viewer though a (probably-optimized) traverse of the Fallout 3 scenario. I haven't played any of the Fallout series, but have a passing familiarity with Doom. And, to date myself even more, I've played a 3D fist-person shooter called Castle Wolfenstein - which predated the 2001 "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" featured in Wikipedia.

The video had the violence which, in this context, doesn't bother me - and the drearily familiar crude language I've learned to expect. Again in context, the language actually is appropriate: not the 'I'm using naught words, so I'm real grown-up' relevance of an earlier and more dreamily idealistic age.

The idea of putting a marriage proposal in a video game is ingenious, the execution both technically and aesthetically showed good craftsmanship - at a minimum.

Now, if putting a marriage proposal in Fallout 3 was the only way of getting this chap's attention; and offering to be his "love slave:" Forgive me if I question the young lady's prudence. On the other hand, she did seem to specify a married relationship - and I certainly don't have enough information to form a reasoned opinion.

Again, technically: This is pretty good.
A tip of the hat to #1 daughter, for the heads-up on this article.

1 comment:

Brigid said...

*YOU* have a passing familiarity with Doom?! And you played Castle Wolfenstein??! 0.0

Dad just went up several levels in awesome.

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