How Real World Locations Shaped Dordogne, a Peaceful Narrative Adventure Set in Southwest France

How Actual World Places Formed Dordogne, a Peaceable Narrative Journey Set in Southwest France

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Hello everybody, I’m Cédric Babouche, the artwork director behind Dordogne, a heartfelt narrative journey in watercolors! French studio Un Je Ne Sais Quoi, a part of animation group Umanimation, have been engaged on this indie creation for the previous few years, and it’ll lastly be launched June 13! You’ll play as Mimi, a 32-year-old searching for her childhood reminiscences again the place she used to spend her summers as a baby. And that place is the bucolic area of Dordogne, within the southwest of France.

How Real World Locations Shaped Dordogne, a Peaceful Narrative Adventure Set in Southwest France
The Dordogne River

After we began the challenge, our place to begin was to create a household story. The southwest area, the place I spent many a Summer season vacation as a baby, got here up rather a lot in our preliminary drafts and sketches so it emerged as a pure alternative for the setting of our story. This hyperlink to my roots permits us to inform a very heartfelt story in a approach that completely matches the household theme.

The Sorcerer’s Cave

As the remainder of the staff didn’t share that historical past and familiarity with the area, we traveled there collectively for everybody to get a really feel of it. We visited the well-known websites that make up lots of Dordogne’s id, however we additionally frolicked away from the apparent spots to get a distance from conventional postcard materials and get nearer to the expertise of day by day life there: assembly folks out there, feeling the presence of the river.


Consequently, you’ll get to go to some real-world places, akin to Sarlat, La Roque-Gageac, Castelnau-la-Chapelle, and, in fact, the Dordogne River. These weren’t places that we initially deliberate to incorporate – the story got here first and the real-world places that you just get to go to had been picked primarily based on our story’s wants. So, we might first assume: ‘Let’s go to the market,’ after which, ‘Let’s make it Sarlat’s market, as a result of it’s so iconic.’ Equally, we might add a sequence on a kayak, after which determined to go by La-Roque-Gageac, as a result of the magical expertise of discovering its sight from the River is so emblematic.

Castelnaud La Chapelle

So, Dordogne does give you that sense of visiting the area and the websites that form its id. On the identical time, it looks like a peaceable keep, taking within the quiet ambiance of its nature and villages. The hand-painted watercolor rendition of that idyllic atmosphere helps convey that sense of quietness. We drew thumbnail sketches dealing with the precise sceneries to catch a spontaneous really feel of the locations and provides them that enchanting presence. The sound and music can even actually immerse you, with recordings of pure sounds in addition to a gorgeous ambient rating from French band Supernaive. Dordogne has that heat and melancholic Ghibli vibe, however musically, it utterly stands out from the orchestral rating you may count on.

Sarlat Market

Dordogne will probably be launched on June 13 for Xbox One and Xbox Sequence X|S. It’s an ideal second to make a journey to Dordogne with Mimi. We hope you’re able to spend a healthful second within the south of France!

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Immerse your self in a novel narrative expertise, embarking on a vibrant journey that can awaken your senses and evoke heat reminiscences.

Play as Mimi, exploring the dear recollections of your childhood and the instances shared together with your late grandmother. As previous meets current, confront your grownup decisions with fond childhood reminiscences to uncover misplaced household secrets and techniques.

Discover Dordogne landscapes of a thousand summer time colours, inside luxurious hand-painted watercolor environments. Throughout your journey, recall the moments, the panoramas, the scents, the sounds, and the sensations. Recount these vivid reminiscences in your journal as a recollection of Mimi’s household previous that’s distinctive to your expertise and a nostalgic, touching reflection of your journey.

• Discover the beautiful landscapes of Dordogne in hand-painted watercolors
• Embark on a novel and heartwarming narrative expertise
• Awaken your senses as you discover childhood reminiscences
• Gather photographs, sounds and smells to create your journal, distinctive to your journey

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