Ubisoft Gets Artsy with The One Academy
Ubisoft Singapore Held Art in Video Games Exhibition
Last month, we were invited to The One Academy to take part in an exhibition by legendary video game company, Ubisoft.
More specifically, the exhibition was organized by Ubisoft Singapore, who has been looking for a way to give Malaysian graphics artists and designers a chance to work with them. The One Academy was doing more than just playing host to the French-based company (the company’s French by origin, but has their main office in Montreal, Canada).
Aside from showcasing some spectacular and gorgeous artwork from Ubisoft’s two latest titles, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Ghost Recon Online, the exhibition was also a way of enticing young and upcoming graphics designers to try for a position within the company itself.
“The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for the Malaysian public to get an insight into the great work performed by our studio’s artistic teams: from concept art to videos, visitors will be able to see the artistic process that guides the creation of a video game,” said Olivier de Rotalier, Managing Director of Ubisoft Singapore.
The exhibition featured over 40 different pieces of artwork, with the majority of these art pieces stemming from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which include a storyboard for the trailer that first appeared during E3 2013. The Ghost Recon Online artwork focused more on a concept of the Sabbath which, when directly translated, means a holy day or rest day, and features heavily on the Ghost operators whenever they were not in active combat.
The storyboard from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s E3 2013 trailer
was displayed at the exhibition.