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Session Name: The Art of Child of Light
Speaker(s): Patrick Plourde
Company Name(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Track / Format: Visual Arts

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Overview: Child of Light is a 2D role-playing game inspired by illustrations from classic fairy tale books of the 19th century. Using artwork, concept art and behind-the-scenes footage, this talk goes through the various steps the team took to achieve its unique watercolor art style, covering the various successes and failures faced throughout the process. The talk goes in-depth into the various iterations of the main character's appearance and what worked to create a character with an iconic look.

GDC 2014

Patrick Plourde

Ubisoft Montreal

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts