Child Of Light’s Theatrics Came From Cirque Du SoleilBy: Zach Walton - April 9, 2014
Child of Light, the upcoming JRPG from Ubisoft Montreal, is like a fairy tale. All the spoken dialogue rhymes and the world looks to be ripped straight out of Celtic folklore. Part of that came from the designer’s own passion to create a game like this, but they also sought some surprising outside help with the presentation.
In a new making of video, Ubisoft Montreal revealed that they sought help from fellow Canadian entertainers Cirque Du Soleil to help them nail the theatrical presentation of Child of Light. The group’s creative consultant, Bastien Alexandre, met with Ubisoft on multiple occasions to help craft the world found in Child of Light.
Outside of the presentation, Ubisoft also has the talented Cœur de Pirate composing all the music for the title. She says that the game originally started out with simple piano melodies, but they soon commissioned a full orchestra to play some of the more epic tracks in the game. For example, boss fights will feature a full orchestra while exploration sections may just feature a simple melody.
While music is an important aspect of the title, sound is also incredibly important. The sound design team talks about the lengths they went through to get the perfect sound for the fluttering of wings. After finding that even actual feathers didn’t return the results they desired, they found that flowers created a nice feathery sound that was perfect for the game’s flight sections.
If you want to learn more, check out the trailer below:
Child of Light will be out on April 30 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC.
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