Film-Making by hacking a video game?

If it’s too difficult to build a set and find some actors, and if filming is prohibitively expensive, then how am I to bring a story to life with movement and sound? One option might be to hack the old video game Sims 2 to make a movie with it. It seems it’s been done often enough for there to be a tutorial online about it. Another interesting advantage to this is that the game has been around long enough for there to be all sorts of props available, such as this 60’s fashion wardrobe.

Has anybody out there ever done this? Are there better options? Any advice? Let’s hear it in the comments thread.

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