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Epic consults Pixar on Gears of War: Judgment


 Epic consults Pixar on Gears of War: Judgment
topic by Jesszman - 06-27-2012, 11:05 AM - Boxden > BX GameSpot


Epic Games sought the help of Toy Story and Finding Nemo animation studio Pixar for its upcoming shooter Gears of War: Judgment, Epic production director Rod Fergusson told the GameStop-owned Game Informer magazine recently. Epic attended a one-day workshop led by a story director from Pixar in an effort to learn the secrets of telling a strong story.

According to Fergusson, the workshop focused on nailing down character traits, specifically what they fear and what they love. He specifically called out Woody from the Toy Story series, saying Pixar made clear this character had a fear of abandonment, and so every movie was hinged upon that trepidation.

Regarding Gears of War: Judgment, Fergusson said the purpose of attending the workshop with Pixar was to get to the root of the following questions: What are the characters' motivations? How should these be reinforced? And how should Epic and co-developer People Can Fly go about incorporating these motivations into their storytelling?

"We've been trying to improve on storytelling since we started," Fergusson said. "And this seemed like a natural way of getting a little bit of insight into how what we consider to be the best in the industry."

http://www.gamespot.com/news/pixar-c...dgment-6384334
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17 comments for "Epic consults Pixar on Gears of War: Judgment"


 06-27-2012, 11:16 AMaway - #2
el bundy 27 heat pts27

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idk what the "" face is about. everyone should aim to make a better story even if they need outside help to do so.
 06-27-2012, 11:31 AMaway - #3
Jesszman 2163 heat pts2163

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But you're asking Pixar what the motivation for your characters are?
 06-27-2012, 11:38 AMonline - #4
killababi 4 heat pts

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no i think they are going to Pixar to learn how to convey the motivation of their characters in a way that the gamer will be able to recognize without it being blatantly told to us.
 06-27-2012, 11:39 AMaway - #5
mystic boy 209 heat pts209

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Originally Posted by Jesszman
But you're asking Pixar what the motivation for your characters are?
But it's Pixar though. It'll be fine.
 06-27-2012, 04:14 PMonline - #6
CadillacVyse 346 heat pts346

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Originally Posted by Jesszman
But you're asking Pixar what the motivation for your characters are?
Stop trolling dude. You know they didn't go to specifically to ask why Marcus n Dom r shooting ####. They went to go find better ways to convey emotion, motivation, themes etc thru a company that has that art down in spades.

Like a movie like wall e is all about isolation. And they did it masterfully. Epics biggest problem is its hard to deliver mood in an high octane shooter. Half Life and Bioshock had it in spades(using mood, tempo, setting, enemies to convey themes and story without stopping gameplay to tell you how to feel) but gears isn't in that vain.

Like everyone else, we try yo learn from other pplwho do something well.
 06-27-2012, 07:04 PMaway - #7
Jesszman 2163 heat pts2163

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Who said I was trolling?
 06-27-2012, 09:21 PMaway - #8
bd2eazy 36 heat pts36

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theyr trying to better their games... whats wrong with that?


i just saw brave the other day. (took my lil girl) and i must say,
Pixars ability to make u feel invested in a story is unprecedented .
you wanna be the best and the best is offering help, you go get
that help.
 06-27-2012, 09:27 PMaway - #9
Jesszman 2163 heat pts2163

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Was brave good? I need to see that. There's no problem with getting help, but the gears series if fine the way it is.
 06-27-2012, 09:32 PMaway - #10
LaRy BLanco 430 heat pts430

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jizzmen always tries to find a way to hate on something xbox related nothing new
 06-27-2012, 09:34 PMaway - #11
Jesszman 2163 heat pts2163

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Originally Posted by LAwLB15
jizzmen always tries to find a way to hate on something xbox related nothing new
Stop it b. You know damn well I don't troll when it comes to Gears. That's what ushered me into this generation. Gears is hands down my go-to 360 exclusive.
 06-27-2012, 09:42 PMaway - #12
XxC4xX 3 heat pts

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you're always trolling xbox threads
 06-27-2012, 09:43 PMaway - #13
el bundy 27 heat pts27

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Originally Posted by Jesszman
Was brave good? I need to see that. There's no problem with getting help, but the gears series if fine the way it is.
so youre saying that its ok to remain stagnant instead of attempting to improve? backwards logic.
 06-27-2012, 11:37 PMonline - #14
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Pixar is the #1 company in the entire world when it comes to developing characters. I don't think I've ever cared more about characters than in Pixar movies, which is crazy. Pretty brilliant move.
 06-27-2012, 11:50 PMaway - #15
ruff 6 heat pts

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He's not trolling, Jizzman is just ####ing retarded.
 06-28-2012, 07:40 AMaway - #16
LaRy BLanco 430 heat pts430

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Originally Posted by ruff
He's not trolling, Jizzman is just ####ing retarded.
 06-28-2012, 08:14 AMaway - #17
Soraci7 34 heat pts34

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Originally Posted by Jesszman
Whats the face for jizzcan

This is something i applaud devs for to press their IPs forward, would you make that face if Sony devs attended a pixar workshop yes or no?
 
 


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