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GDC 2013: Rayman Reinvented


Reinvent Rayman?! This was the challenge Michel Ancel and his team at Ubisoft Montpellier set for themselves fifteen years after the limbless platforming hero first bounded into video game history. Anais Dusautois and Eric Verwaerde, two of the exceptional animators on Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends, will bring this developer’s adventure to life from behind the scenes. This talk will cover the creation of innovative tools which were designed specifically to put artists at the heart of the development process, the team’s unusual organization and methodology, plus the eventual “French touch” that helped bring back one of video game’s legends in high style!

18 thoughts on “GDC 2013: Rayman Reinvented”

  1. “French touch” xD

    I hope Nintendo do the same with 2D Mario.
    I can imagine 3D Mario basically doing what Legends is doing with gamepad but for a 3D game, interacting my Mario and the environment is various ways, but the next 2D Mario still need a breath of life put into it. I dont want NSMB5 -.-

    1. I will tell you what a ”French touch is” Fucking Thiery Henry scoring with his hand against Ireland in the World cup qualifiers . lol.

      1. Thats true. Mario’s whole design, meta game, everything, is level design. Mario only jumps, because jts familiar to anyone, but the real main character of Mario games are the levels, thats why i hated NSMBWii and NSMBU, and why Sunshine was only decent, and why Galaxy sits on the throne as highest rated game ever, level design, same with Zelda and Metroid but those games need a little more in terms of story, equipment, ect, but thats all they need.

        Thats why when idiots say things like “oh nintendo rehash, same game, always jumping”, i just laugh my ass off.

      1. I think id throw my ps3 out the window if it was. Uncharted 2 was amazing i platinumed 2, but 1 and 3 are shit, same thing, boring, i didnt even finish 1 and i never went back to 3 once i finished the story.

  2. origins is good but something about it cant always get into it, but legends looks even better, plan on getting this when its like 20$ since other titles are worth more for money

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