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Session Name: The Art of Making Guacamelee! - From Folklore to Finish
Speaker(s): Augusto Quijano
Company Name(s): Drinkbox Studios
Track / Format: Visual Arts

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Overview: The process of coming up with an art style that is unique is daunting, especially when it has to communicate a whole country's rich culture. Developing Guacamelee! and its art style was a lot of fun, and incredibly challenging. But how does one turn a country's heritage into a game world? With this talk, Augusto hopes to give insight into the development process and how we created a Mexico that feels authentic. However, this process is never done in a straight line, so the talk will show some of those wrong turns and the not-so-pretty winding paths that were necessary to reach our goal.

GDC 2014

Augusto Quijano

Drinkbox Studios

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts