The Traditional 'X Marks the Spot' Treasure Map Gets a Technological Upgrade

Short film X-Story, by Vitaliy Shushko, has everything you need for a good action-adventure tale: a robot arm, a Tron cycle, a man peeing off a cliff, death-defying leaps, and enough Xs to challenge any X-Men movie.


There’s a bit of violence—and the above-mentioned peeing—that makes this short a bit mature, just as a warning. But it’s also a ton of fun.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Give that animator a round of applause. Seriously, he deserves a hand.