It's only in wmv format, so far, and plays in the browser. No spoken dialogue, just subtitles (in English) with background music and some sound effects.
Formally, it's unusual in having a large number of characters. The majority of machinima I've seen focuses on one or two point of view characters. Given this approach and the subject matter, it reminds me of the social novel, where a host of characters represent multiple social strata. Watercooler Games notes some Sims-based social commentaries as antecedents.
Thinking of the quick production timeline, is this new game, The Movies, emerging as a leading machinima engine? Moreover, will its relative ease of use expand the pool of machinima creators?
Comments from The Movies users...?
(via Collision Detection)