Art of Assassin’s Creed on display again in Singapore – now bigger and better

We’ve had a few Assassin’s Creed art exhibitions in Singapore – from 2013’s “Art in Video Games” to last year’s mini-show as part of GameStart. But if you think you’ve seen it all, think again – Ubisoft Singapore have launched a brand-new exhibition with a more in-depth look at the art behind Assassin’s Creed. It’s a treat – whether or not you’re a game developer or plan to design games in future.

The life-sized statue of Assassin’s Creed III’s Connor greets you at the entrance. (Photo: Alvin Chong)

Launched in collaboration with Voilah! French Festival Singapore, Ubisoft’s new exhibition is in partnership with DesignSingapore Council and designed by Wy-to architects. Named “The Art Behind the Game – The Ubisoft Experience”, the exhibition is now at the National Design Centre, from April 18 to May 25, 2017. Admission is free!

The Art Behind the Game – The Ubisoft Experience

  • National Design Centre, Atrium & Design Gallery 1, Level 1
  • April 18 to May 25
  • 9am to 9pm
  • Admission is free

The exhibition has two sections. The first features the history of French gaming company Ubisoft from its founding till today. The second is the star of the show – where Assassin’s Creed comes into the spotlight. The work of Ubisoft Singapore itself is heavily featured, and you’ll get to see a lot of art by our local artists. And you’ll learn about the history of the franchise from all the way in 2007.

The exhibition charts the start of the Assassin’s Creed series. (Photo: Alvin Chong)

Beyond the artwork, there’s also some behind-the-scenes looks at how a video game is made, such as from a sound engineering perspective. You’ll get to find out how they make those underwater sounds! The videos are a fun watch, and if you want, you can also listen to the Assassin Creed soundtrack at various listening booths.

This is a step up from the previous exhibitions – it’s not just the art standing alone, but there’s quite a bit of history to be learnt for the Assassin’s Creed fan. Ubisoft is also running various workshops in case you want to delve deeper into how the games are made. There’s also a “Let’s Talk Assassin’s Creed” workshop on May 18 – where “Ubisoft’s Senior Producer Hugues Ricour, Producers Karl Luhe and Arnaud Vaudour and Executive Producer Sebastien Puel share personal experiences on their work and the future of Assassin’s Creed experiences”. Who knows? You might find out what exactly Ubisoft Singapore is working on now.

There’s a lot of cool stuff to sea around here. (Photo: Alvin Chong)

“This exhibition celebrates the teamwork and camaraderie that prevail on a development floor, the worldwide collaboration that has gone into building this monumental gaming franchise, and above all the great talent at Ubisoft Singapore who have contributed to the success of Assassin’s Creed over the past 9 years”, says Olivier de Rotalier, Managing Director of Ubisoft Singapore.

A crow’s nest view of the exhibition. (Photo: Alvin Chong)

“This year, we are happy to host Ubisoft and its talented cast of designers and developers. They will also share their expertise and experience in a series of programmes at the National Design Centre,” said Agnes Kwek, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council. “Ubisoft understands user-centricity too well, weaving compelling stories into the design and development process of the games. Our local designers and gaming community will benefit greatly from the knowledge shared, and gain insights into the intricacies of the game creation process.”

 

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