Recently I've been to some pretty awesome, dramatic locations where I took some video footage
I've been toying with different ways of stylizing the footage to give it a unique, darker feel I particularly like.
Here's a very short clip (with added music), but you'll get the idea of what I'm after:
I think turning raw video clips into something like this allows to create some interesting video game locations. Because of how it turns out, I think it would be possible to embed different dynamic elements onto the footage (characters, buildings etc) in a very fitting, convincing way.
The first type of a game that comes to mind is a good old point-and-click adventure, where you interact with specific dynamic elements in each location then move onto another scene.
The other is actually a side scroller / platformer - as long as the original video was shot in a res high enough, it should be no problem to "zoom in" to a fraction of a scene and let the camera follow the running / jumping character in a usual way
What do you guys think?