“On Saturday, Avatars Offline, a documentary on massively multiplayer online worlds and the people who love them (too much), was premiered to a standing-room-only audience. Go see this movie; it is funny, informative, and thought-provoking.”
-François Dominic Laramée
“Avatars Offline gave a delightful and entertaining look at how non-gamers perceive our strange hobby, how we perceive it and more importantly how it affects our lives.”
-Nick ‘Glip’ Parkinson
Ass. Admin of ‘The Safehouse’
Around the world, hundreds of thousands of people, most of them over the age of 20, spend a significant portion of their life in front of the screen. Socializing. Making friends. Chasing dragons. Getting armor. Meeting soulmates. They are willing to lose friends, family and spouses to live a life “more real” than their own.
‘Avatars Offline’is the first feature-length documentary exploring the origins, present and future of virtual worlds such as Ultima Online, Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot and the upcoming Star Wars Galaxies.
Through interviews with the developers, avid fans, self-described addicts, scholars and vocal critics, the film seeks to shed a first light on what many believe may be the most significant medium of the 21st century.