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How Beyond Good & Evil 2 made Rayman Origins possible

How Beyond Good & Evil 2 made Rayman Origins possible

Rayman Origins is one of the most gorgeous 2D games ever created. The "UbiArt" framework used to create the game produced spectacular results, and surprisingly, was born from technology developed for the perpetually in-limbo Beyond Good & Evil 2.

"It was a continuation of what we were doing with Beyond Good & Evil 2 -- a visual pattern generating-based engine," Ubisoft designer Michel Ancel said.

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Rayman Origins' UbiArt tech to be free

Rayman Origins' UbiArt tech to be free

Series creator Michel Ancel wants UbiArt, the tech behind the impressive-looking 2D game Rayman Origins, to be free for anyone who wants to use it. Develop reports that Ancel is aiming to make the UbiArt Framework open-source in the near future. "UbiArt has been built to be shared," he said.

"It won't be like the other game technologies, which are often just locked away," said Ancel. "If the guys who invented the paintbrush only kept it for themselves then fine art [would be in a sorry state], it would be ephemeral. So yes, I want [UbiArt] to be open source, I want it to go out and be shared and evolved."

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"free to use commercially on xbla/psn? i am skeptical thatll happen but that would be really cool"
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