I am finally done with it, well it is just time to move on so here it is! This is the work I did at Rare/Microsoft game studio for the past 18 month, working on Banjo Kazooie “Nuts and Bolts” and also the Avatars.
you can find a Quicktime version here
I decided to take a few days break from my TV/Feature showreel and instead put all my Video game work together. Here is a sneak preview ;-)
As a recent article in Edge indicated, Rare will be laying off some of their staff. I was unfortunate to be part of those and my last day at Rare will be this Friday 27th.
Things are not too bad though, I already have few things lined up and even got some really interesting offers in feature, TV and games. I was really tempted to take some long holidays in South America but since in this business it is all about timing, I will instead focus on choosing the best offer for my career.
I have had a great time at Rare and enjoyed every minute of it. From the first day everybody was really friendly and welcoming and it didn’t take me too long to become part of the Rare family. After 18 month, it is sad to be leaving all the talented people I met there but I am sure I will meet them again in the future!
Oh gross! Creating Idles at Rare can be pretty fun ;-)
Time to put some stuff together and test what the market is like! ;-)
Here is a walkcycle I did for the Xbox 360 Dashboard Avatars. It is a nice rig but the legs are not stretchy so it was a bit of a pain to troubleshoot the knee pops. I could spend a bit more time on the fingers and the path of the arms but I have some other shots to polish.
The game I have been working on for 1 year is finally out. Run! It is gorgeous and it is really fun!
I just found a huge list of Banjo Kazooie 3 videos on the Gametrailers.com website
If you still don’t know much about this incredible Plateform/vehicle game, look no further! They posted a lot of trailers, walkthroughs and interviews.
Elissa and Neil were demoing Banjo in Paris this week. Here is the presentation they made to the french media. I had never seen the actual gameplay but this got me really excited! I can’t wait till the game is finally out mid novembre.
The sequel to Viva Pinata is coming out this month. A lot of my coworkers worked on it and as you will see in the following videos they did an amazing job. A Nintendo DS version is coming out too so if you don’t have an Xbox you can still enjoy this great game. The reviews are giving the game an average of 8/10 and even 9/10 for some.
Peer storyboarded and animated the intro sequence but unfortunately I can’t find a video of it so you will have to play the game to see it! ;-)
DS version. demonstration of the Sandbox feature