Settlers of Catan Parody Music Video ft. Keiko Takamura!
Here's a fun video to start the week, especially if you're a Settlers of Catan fan (and really who isn't) -- spun off from The Ting Ting's hit, here's "That's Not My Game", starring Keiko Takamura:
This is a music interlude for "Level 20-Something", the animated web cartoon I blogged about last year, which features mixed reality pop star Keiko starring as herself. "Keiko and I were Skyping one night and one of us uttered the song title in the context of a sentence I don't quite remember," series creator Michael Szymanski explains. As fans of Catan, "We decided immediately this was a thing that had to exist, so I opened up notepad and typed out the lyrics." But creating the retro 8-bit animation to go along with the song is a lot harder than it looks -- according to Mike it took over 150 hours:
"[S]prite generation is slow and tedious and I had to make a ton of new sprites," he explains. "You'll notice Keiko's hair is slightly different in this music video, we find out why next full episode. Interesting note: The video wasn't going to have the karaoke, it was there to help with my timing in the animation process. Keiko insisted it stay, and I didn't have a reason to remove it, so now it's a sing along."
The team is planning to do more parody music videos like this every six episodes of "Level 20 Something", so look for more gaming-meets-Weird Al-esque wackiness. I'm not giving the next song title away, but I wouldn't be surprised if it comes with some ZZ Top on top.Tweet