Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Orioto is back--and this time his art is in a game (instead of inspired by one)

A few months ago, I introduced you to Mikaël Aguirre (aka Orioto), the Parisian artist who, in my humble opinion, produces some of the best game-inspired art around. Today, I'm re-introducing him--as the art director of the upcoming indie game, Swimming Under Clouds.

I'd describe the game to you but, honestly, I think this video shows you all you need to know about it.

For more info on the title, check out the hands-on preview over at BeefJack.com. Also, check out that site's exclusive interview with Aguirre and the game's technical director, Yacine--a former employee of Criterion Games and Evolution Studios.

If you're as interested in Swimming Under Clouds as I am, you'll want to keep an eye on PieceofPieStudios.com, too. (Piece of Pie Studios is the name of Yacine's company.)

Aguirre and Yacine say they want to release the game as a digital title on an unnamed console sometime next year. Hopefully that unnamed console is the PS3 or the Wii, so I can play it :)

1 comment:

Bryan Ochalla said...

BTW, I should mention that I interviewed Aguirre/Orioto (through e-mail) a few weeks ago. I'm going to do my best to get it up on the site in the next week or so!