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If you’re a fan of the popular Mass Effect space-opera games, this could be some fun news.

Students at the UAT in Tempe announced yesterday that production on their Mass Effect fan film Red Sands has begun.

The film itself is supposed to serve as a sort of  prequal to the original game, and “tells the story of the discovery of ancient alien ruins on Mars, and the battle to control the technology contained inside.”

They have the actual voice of Shepard on board as an actor.

And I highly recommend browsing the film dept Facebook page for this project and feasting your eyes on some of the props they’ve got.

So far, my expectations are kinda high.

(I know at least two female BioWare fans who should be excited about this…)