Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Child of Light: A video game pays homage to The Golden Age of Illustration

I would like to share a unique and beautifully designed video game that was just released at the end of April 2014. Child of Light, created by Ubisoft Montreal and envisioned as a “playable poem,” is inspired by fairy tales and the watercolor art of The Golden Age of Illustration. The game is a tribute to those 18th century artists such as Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and John Bauer.  The Creative Director, Patrick Plourde describes the gaming experience as playing in a “living painting.” The artwork is all hand-drawn and the original drawings/paintings are directly integrated into the game. The environments are beautiful, the sense of discovery is spectacular and the music is mesmerizing.  Child of Light is a product of the collaboration of a team of talented artists at Ubisoft Montreal with external artists including Canadian musician, Cœur de Pirate and Cirque du Soleil.  It is available as a download only for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Check out the videos below to learn more of the design process!

The Making of Child of Light - Part 1

The Making of Child of Light - Part 2

The Making of Child of Light - Part 3

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