Carbot Animations has made their mark on YouTube doing cute, funny little videos based on the Blizzard properties. They’ve been successful enough that items based on their work have been featured in the Blizzard Store. (Alas, the Carbot plush zergling is no longer available.) I highlighted their World of Warcraft series about five years back.
They have a new-ish series that I really like based on the original Diablo.
I find the mix of their animation style, the effects and music straight from the game, and the recognizable situations from the game to be quite charming.
But there was an additional aspect to this. The series was announced around BlizzCon, which ended up being a bit awkward due to the Diablo hype that was ruined by Blizzard’s Diablo Immortal announcement. It seemed like bad timing for a series based on that IP.
But then Blizzard and GoG.com released a version of Diablo that would run on today’s machines, which I have mostly played through, making the timing of the series seem incredibly spot on. I am not sure I would have enjoyed it half as much if I had not just been playing the game.