EXIT 73 Studios: Coin

“Coin” begins as a rather humble homage to fighting games of yesteryear, an 8-bit nod at nostalgia with lovingly crafted keyframes.

Then things get awesome.

More than just an epic fight scene, “Coin” is an odyssey told through the language of kicking ass. While mopping up the screen with hundreds of foes, the short’s hero journeys underwater, into outer space, through the belly of a whale and into the circles of hell. There are plenty of references to video games from my childhood, but even without that esoteric knowledge, it’s a wildly fun ride.

“Coin” was directed and animated by Chris Burns (Exit 73 Studios) with music, sound design and compositing by Bob Fox.

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  • oeuf

    So motherluvin’ good!
    Would love to see a ‘behind the scenes’ for this, maybe a little interview with Chris Burns.
    I thought Paul Robertson had this genre on lock, but Chris Burns is right up there!
    Can’t wait for part 2.

  • Andreas

    Reminds me of Kings of Power 4Billion,
    (which I like better)

  • jhon

    This is so goooooooood!!!! :D