Beta Test

Synopsis: While testing the latest first person shooter from global game developer, Sentinel, video game champion Max Troy discovers the events happening within the game are being reflected in the real world. He soon determines that the game's protagonist is real-life Orson Creed, an ex-Sentinel employee who is being remotely controlled by the corporation for reasons unknown. As virtual and real worlds collide, Max and Creed must join forces to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister events escalate and overwhelm the city.
Director(s): Nicholas Gyeney
Production: Mirror Images LTD.
88 min


So if you're just joining us,

I am here with Andrew Kincaid.

Brainchild behind sentinel,

the world's most rapidly

growing video game company.

And if I may say so, now,

one of the most powerful

men on the planet.

You recently made

headlines for your

campaign against the

preservation of the right

to bear arms in this

second amendment war

that's been raging

in Washington.

Complete with catchy slogan,

"keep guns in games."

Well it's something that

I'm very passionate about.

We've lost touch with how

lucky we are to be here.

Uh, we piss on the planet.

We piss on the animals, on

nature, and on each other.

And then we raise our fists

in protests for our right

to own a gun while people are

being killed left and right.

And then we delude

ourselves into believing

that gun that we own could

ever match might with the

21st century American military.

Gun ownership in this country

is an obsolete tradition.

It can't protect us anymore.

In fact, it's

clearly hurting us.

Well, certainly a very

traditionalist perspective

to support gun ownership.

And the number of failed

bills reflects that.

Traditions still stand

strong in America.

That makes me very sad.

I mean, what is it gonna take

to get that point across?

And your solution would be to

contain violence to video games?

Well, we're never gonna contain

it, but we can direct it.

You wanna shoot something,

you wanna shoot somebody?

Play a game.

Play one of my games.

Flight's not delayed

like we thought.

Out the door in thirty, okay?

Ors, we are not gonna be able to

sort through all these things.

And speaking of your games,

what can you tell us about

the rumors that your top

security officer, Orson

creed, has been pushing

to move sentinel into

military contracts.

Come on.

I dare you.

Orson, we need to go.

Yeah, hold on.

I need to hear this.

And how it can best be

used to serve to public.

Mr. creed and I fall on

different sides of the aisle.

And let's be clear about this.

This is not the first time

he's tried to extract an

intellectual property.

But I could promise you,

it will be the last.

So Orson creed would be

the one saying...

Under his direction, sentinel

becomes a military

tech developer.

Are you hearing this?

Do you expect anything less?

Marrying ourselves to

tradition has held us back.

People are resistant to

the future, but that

doesn't stop it from coming.

And if it's not me, it's

gonna be the next guy who

takes up the reigns.

At the end of the day,

it's your quarter.

If any of you are unfamiliar

with Mr. Kincaid's

gaming ambitions,

and from the numbers,

there can't be too many.

We've heard of where you think

Mr. creed is going to

take sentinel...

Tell us what you're doing

here, what you've done.

I wanted to take the gaming

world and I wanted to push it.

I wanted to push the inner

activity, the gameplay,

the environment.

Players wanna be in the game.

And right now, we're

closer to that than

anyone's ever been before.

Well, you know, some of

your critics have been

pretty vocal about

their issues with that.

Especially given your outspoken

stance against guns.

Yeah, I think you'd be

surprised how many of

those critics have secret

gaming accounts of their own.

Look, I have an issue with

guns on the street and I

think that that issue will

be resolved. So...

Take one more look around.

I'll start the car.


I love you for not being him.

In America, we are in the

business of making money.

Come here.

If I can do that while making

my country a little safer?

Buddy, I call that

the American dream.

People are literally

controlled by their phones

and their tablets and

their social networks and

the games that the play.


We live in a world

dominated by technology.

Let her go.

You can call it sad, or you

can call it whatever you want.

But you can't argue

one fact, it is now.


Just you.

Just me.

Come on.

Thought you might come

outside for this one.

Quit playing around.

Come on.

Give it to me.

Man, when is Kincaid gonna

stop with all the discs?

Yeah, I guess it is kinda

old school for a new

school guy, huh?

Really nice way to say

someone's paranoid.

Says the man who refuses

to leave his house.

Shut up, Bernard.

This is a new adventure.

Stay tuned.

- See ya.

- Mhm.

Right on time, my Princess.

Oh, gee. You know how I love

it when you call me Princess.

So your highness, how art

thou on this majestic morning?

I'm good! Another

day at the office.

Jerry brought me crepes

for breakfast this morning.

Jerry. That bastard.

You tell that Jerry

that you're mine.

All mine.

Uh huh.

That would require you to

get out of your house and

take me out.

Oh, Princess.

How can you resist

my sex appeal?

Oh, nothing sexier than sitting

on the other end of the phone

while your coworker mods

a game against protocol.

You know, first of all, that

only happened like three times.

- Four times.

- Whatever.

And second, mods made

the games better.

Uh huh.

Oh right.

Let me give you your moment.

So tell me about this game.

Well, you won't be

modding this game.

I can tell you that.


This is the one.

The Kincaid prophecy.

The dream game.

The one where you get

to be in the world.



Oh, hey!

Keep talking.

I'm listening.

Just gotta grab my pizza.

Well, you'll be testing

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