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'' [[FollowtheLeader spawned a thousand]] wise-cracking faceless troopers.
* "Evil hackers are infiltrating the server!": ''Machinima/{{Smashtasm}}'' [[RunningGag spawned a thousand]] ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' players fighting against [[SeriousBusiness the forces of digital evil]].
* "You know those [[SilentProtagonist quiet guys]] you play as in various games? [[SuddenlyVoiced Let's give all of them mikes!"]]: ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' [[RuleofThree spawned a thousand]] personalities for formerly [[FeaturelessProtagonist generic characters.]]
* AffectionateParody of the game being used.

Machinimas are almost always {{Web Original}}s, though they have appeared on television here and there. Hubs like YouTube, [[http://machinima.com/ machinima.com]], and [[http://gorillagong.com/ Gorilla Gong]] make it easy to find quality machinima to watch.

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/BedrockPerson'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', and ''G-Mod)
* ''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/TheSims2'')
* ''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/CopsSkyrim COPS: Skyrim]]''
* ''Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas'' (filmed in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'')
* ''Machinima/CultOfPersonality'' (Made in ''Source Filmmaker'', using assets from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'')
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vHpc7ppZMg Cycles]]'' (Filmed in ''Battlefield 3'')
* ''Machinima/DetectiveNigbone'' (Started off with ''G-Mod'' before transitioning over to ''Source Filmmaker.'')
* ''Machinima/DevilIsALoser'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'')
* ''Machinima/DeusExMachina'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{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/GuardsNRetards'' (Filmed in VideoGame/GoldenEye1997)
* ''Machinima/ICTONAdventuresInMinecraft'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'')
* ''WebAnimation/KeishaFabo'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'')
* ''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]]'')
* ''Machinima/MarioMario54321''
* ''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/PinkiePiesExcitingAdventure'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'')
* ''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/RedVsBlueTheChorusTrilogy''
* ''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 ''VideoGame/TheSims2''.)
* ''Machinima/SuperMario64Bloopers'' (filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'')
* ''Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64Bloopers'' (filmed in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'')
* ''Machinima/SuperSmashBrosMALR'' (Filmed in various games)
* ''Machinima/SurvivingMiddleSchoolABullyingStory (filmed with VideoGame/TheSims2)
* ''Machinima/TacticalNoobs'' (Filmed in ''Halo 3'')
* ''Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement'' (Filmed in ''Team Fortress 2'')
* ''Machinima/TheTaleOfTarama'' (Made using ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'')
* ''Machinima/TalesOfThePast'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')
* ''Machinima/TalkingSkullz'' (Filmed in ''Halo 3'')
* ''Machinima/TeamFabulous2'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'')
* ''Machinima/TeamFortress2'' (All the official [=TF2=] machinima made by Valve)
* ''Machinima/TheoryOfADeathKnight'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'')
* ''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'')
* ''WebAnimation/ZePyromancers'' (Filmed in ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'')
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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 ''Franchise/TheSims''.
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