GDC + VRDC 2019 Session Scheduler

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Building a Living World from Ancient Ruins in 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey'

Benjamin Hall (World Director, Ubisoft Quebec)

Thierry Dansereau (Art Director, Ubisoft Quebec)

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Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' has been an adventure that gave birth to the largest world ever produced for an 'Assassin's Creed' game. Ubisoft's Benjamin Hall (World Director) and Thierry Dansereau (Art Director) will share their personal thoughts, perspectives and challenges they faced throughout the creation of a place that no longer exists, ancient Greece.


Be inspired by the art and world building philosophies of this massive open-world, learn from new perspectives and how some challenges were faced throughout the project. Lessons from this session will inspire discussion and thought about leadership, team empowerment, and creative processes that the audience will benefit from.

Intended Audience

General, open-world fans and anyone interested in the creative process.