Child of Light

Ubisoft has released a little more information on its upcoming, digital title, Child of Light, announcing that it will be available on current and next gen consoles as well as PC in 2014.

“We want Child of Light to be like a playable poem, a love letter to art and video games,” Patrick Plourde, Creative Director, said. A statement that references the unique artwork and story in Child of Light that pays homage to classic JRPGs and after viewing the trailer, I’d say they did just that.

Child of Light is a project that takes on the setting of a fairy tale and proves the type of incredible artistry that can be developed into a video game.  A project that owes a lot to the UbiArt Framework (an engine that allows original concept art to be inserted unedited into the environment), which created this mesmerizing world.

So check out this video and get a feel for how Child of Light takes players by the hand and leads them through the incredible painted world of Lemuria. A world that engulfs players into the soft textures of a painting, as we follow Aurora, a child stolen from her home, who must now recover the sun, the moon, and the stars from the Queen of Night. A world that can be journeyed through alone or with a friend playing as Igniculus, the shimmering blue orb that aids Aurora on her journey.