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Child of Light Is a 'Playable Poem' Inspired by the 'Squaresoft Spirit'

Posted by Sammy Barker

Solid pitch

GamesCom is not quite underway just yet, but that’s not stopped French publisher Ubisoft from popping the champagne prematurely. The company has announced Child of Light, a downloadable fairytale developed by Far Cry 3’s creative director Patrick Plourde. The title – which is employing the same technology as Rayman Origins – is described as a "playable poem" that will capture the spirit of classic Squaresoft games such as Final Fantasy VIII and Vagrant Story.

Speaking at a GDC Europe panel earlier today, Plourde explained that the title is the perfect “counter-point” to last year’s action-heavy first-person shooter, and has been inspired by the work of Studio Ghibli, as well as Disney and more. Sadly, the company’s yet to release any assets, so we’re still waiting to actually see it in action. The concept sounds good, at least.

No platforms have been attached to the project just yet, but Plourde noted that it has the potential to be a next generation property. Expect more information to be unveiled during the course of this week’s show in Cologne.


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User Comments (6)



Bliquid said:

This sounds exactly my meal ( especially the Vagrant Story reference)
Despite the general hate, i think Ubisoft is an excellent example of how big boys in the vg industry should work.



Ginkgo said:

Sounds interesting, but at this stage I have not idea what any of it means.



drumsandperc92 said:

is it just me or is anyone else just as excited for gamescom this year as they were E3? sounds like the conferences will be equally as big and important, and i'm itching to see some more games!



rastamadeus said:

This screama 2D hand drawn platformer to me. Hope it is. Need more of them and the Rayman games are all talk no trousers for me.

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