Machinima are movies made with images from game engines. The word is supposed to be a {{portmanteau}} of "Machine" and "Cinema", but the guy who coined the term misspelled it. Since he misspelled it ''while coding [[http://machinima.com/ machinima.com]]'', the term stuck.

Since Machinima is a form of scripted video narrative, it could employ any of the {{Tropes}} from the main list, and there are also tropes specific to the medium. From a scriptwriting perspective, the technological limitations on the action are the only difference from other media.

Some common plots include
* "OMG, we're actually characters in a video game": Characters become self-aware and start assaulting the FourthWall with a big hammer.
* "But these are FUNNY Marines!": ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' spawned a thousand wise-cracking faceless troopers.
* "Evil hackers are infiltrating the server!": ''Machinima/{{Smashtasm}}'' spawned a thousand ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' players fighting against [[SeriousBusiness the forces of digital evil]].
* AffectionateParody of the game being used.

Machinimas are almost always {{Web Original}}s, though they have appeared on television here and there. The best place to find machinimas to watch is [[http://machinima.com/ machinima.com]].

When Machinimators cannot muster enough horsepower (or bandwidth) to make video, and decide to turn their Machinima works into webcomics instead, see {{Machinomics}}.

See also RPGEpisode, when this is done for the sake of SomethingCompletelyDifferent.
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!!Examples:

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* ''Machinima/ADayInTheLifeOfACommissar''
* ''Machinima/AnEmpireRevisited'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/JediAcademy'')
* ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief''
* ''Machinima/TheBadAssassin'' (Made with ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'')
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGgO8O6JuM8 Barney's Mind]]'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Blue Shift'')
* ''Machinima/{{Brawlgasm}}'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')
* ''Machinima/ChellsMind'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'')
* ''Machinima/ChristianBrutalSniper'' (filmed in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')
** ''Machinima/{{Garrymon}}''
** ''Machinima/TheGmodIdiotBox''
** ''Machinima/MomentsWithHeavy''
* ''Machinima/ChronicleOfTheAnnoyingQuest''
* ''Machinima/TheChroniclesOfAlbion'' (Shot using [[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2]])
* ''Machinima/CivilProtection'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'')
* ''Machinima/ClearSkies'' (Filmed in both ''Half-Life 2'' and ''Eve Online'')
* ''Film/ACloneApart''
* ''Machinima/TheCodex'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Halo}} 2'')
* ''Machinima/CombatDevolved'' (Filmed in ''Halo 3'')
* ''Machinima/CultOfPersonality'' (Made in ''Source Filmmaker'', using assets from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vHpc7ppZMg Cycles]]'' (Filmed in ''Battlefield 3'')
* ''Machinima/DevilIsALoser'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'')
* ''Machinima/DeusExMachina'' (Filmed in ''{{Halo}} 3'')
* ''Machinima/DiaryOfACamper'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'')
* ''Machinima/DoppelgangersRampage''
* ''Machinima/DramaticHearts''
* ''Machinima/DukeNukemForeverquest''
* ''Machinima/ElitesOfWar'' (A multigenerational series covering Halo 3 to 4)
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs1Z4UqW_Ak Felix's Mind]]'' (Filmed in ''Half-Life 2: Episode 1'')
* ''Machinima/FinalFantasyTheSorceressWar'' (Made using ''VideoGame/TheMovies''; an adaptation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'')
* ''Machinima/TheForgottenSpartans'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Halo}} 3'')
* ''Machinima/{{Frenzy}}'' (Filmed in ''Halo 3'')
* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'')
** ''Machinima/FreemansMindSpinoffs''
* ''Machinima/AGranaryAdventureTheUnderdogStory'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')
* ''Machinima/ICTONAdventuresInMinecraft'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'')
* ''Machinima/KenDozinMustDie'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'')
* ''Machinima/TheLeetWorld''
* ''Machinima/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMisadventuresOfLink'', a rare example of an official machinima series (Filmed in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD]]'')
* ''MegaManDiesAtTheEnd''
* ''Machinima/MassDefect''
* ''Machinima/MeleesEnd'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'')
* ''Machinima/MisfitFiles''
* {{Machinima/Newbies}}
* ''Machinima/NewSmashBrosZero''
* ''Machinima/OneLifeRemaining''
* ''Machinima/OxhornShortShorts'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')
* ''Machinima/PainisCupcake''
* [[/index]]''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFR1hzjV4HA Parker's Mind]]'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/RedFaction'')
* [[index]]''Machinima/PeachsSluttyAdventure'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')
* ''Machinima/ProfoundMomentsInLeft4Dead2'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'')
* ''Machinima/TheRaidenSaga'' (Filmed in [[http://moviestorm.co.uk/ Moviestorm]]) High-concept original UrbanFantasy.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (Filmed in ''Halo: Combat Evolved'', ''Halo 2'', ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'', ''Halo 3'', and ''Halo: Reach'', with extra footage from ''Halo 3: ODST'' and some CG sequences)
** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheBloodGulchChronicles''
** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection''
** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheProjectFreelancerSaga''
** ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheChorusCivilWar''
* ''Machinima/{{Revenge}}'' (Filmed in ''Halo 2'')
* ''Machinima/ReynaldoTheAssassin'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'')
* ''Machinima/SanityNotIncluded'' (Filmed in several games on several platforms)
* The ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries''' ''ShadowOfIsraphel'', which is somewhat like a hybrid of a LetsPlay and {{Machinima}}. (Filmed in, of course, ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'')
* Machinima/ShadowsOfThePast (Filmed in Halo 4)
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNaJX6gOYMA Shephard's Mind]]'' (Filmed in ''Half-Life: Opposing Force'')
* ''Machinima/{{Smashtasm}}'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')
* ''Machinima/SmashKing'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')
* ''Machinima/SodorTheEarlyYears''
* ''Machinima/SoldiersOfMisfortune'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/DayOfDefeat'')
** See also Creator/JanusSyndicate
* ''SonicForHire''
* ''Splinter Cell Co-Op Theater'' (with Bob And Steve)
* ''Machinima/SpriggsAHalo3Machinima''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0D8CFD7FEA84CCF6 Star Trek - The Quasi-Machinima]]'' (Filmed in ''[[/index]]VideoGame/StarTrekOnline[[index]]'')
* ''Machinima/TheStrangerhood'' (Made using ''Sims 2''.)
* ''Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64Bloopers'' (filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'')
* ''Machinima/SuperSmashBrosMALR'' (Filmed in various games)
* ''Machinima/SurvivingMiddleSchoolABullyingStory (filmed with TheSims 2)
* ''Machinima/TacticalNoobs'' (Filmed in ''Halo 3'')
* ''Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement'' (Filmed in ''Team Fortress 2'')
* ''Machinima/TheTaleOfTarama'' (Made using ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'')
* ''Machinima/TalesOfThePast'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')
* ''TalkingSkullz'' (Filmed in ''Halo 3'')
* ''Machinima/TeamFabulous2'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'')
* ''Machinima/TwoWorlds'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'')
* ''Machinima/TheUnderground''
* ''Machinima/{{Vagineer}}''
* ''Machinima/WarOfTheServers'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' and ''Garry's Mod'')
* ''Machinima/WaterHuman'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}} II'')
* ''Machinima/WaitForIt'' (Filmed in ''Halo 3'')
* ''Machinima/WolfsRetardedMission'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'')
* ''Machinima/WrathOfMetalSonic'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'')
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!!Non-Video Game Examples:
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - One episode was about ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and it was filmed in said game.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' had a scene filmed in ''VideoGame/TheSims''.
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