The Lost City - Trailer from Mitchell Searle on Vimeo.
Congratulations to Gioia Varago, Fabrizio Bergamo, Bjarke Frimand Frid, Abigail Bevilacqua, Cameron Tempest-Hay, Erin Harrison on their superb virtual reality entry "The Lost City" in this year's Rookies competition (deadline May 31st). The third year undergraduate games students set out to create a VR project set in a lost pre-Columbian world, in which an adventurer must find the Aztec homeland, Aztlan, but ends up getting trapped instead in an ancient hellscape. Players must solve the puzzles of the Lost Gods to escape.
The Lost City is a VR project created by our graduating cohort of students studying the Art of Games, designed for the Oculus Rift, and made in Unreal Engine.
It was crafted over eight weeks by six students at Escape Studios, who were mentored along the way by visiting artists from London animation powerhouse Framestore.
Aztec Escape Room
The student's task was to create an escape room, inspired by the Crystal Maze TV show. The students chose to create an environment influenced by the Aztecs, with Lovecraftian and Atlantis themes.
"The Lost City": Credits
Gioia Varago - Lead artist, Lighting Artist
Fabrizio Bergamo - Technical Artist, Level Designer
Bjarke Frimand Frid - Environment Artist, Prop Artist
Abigail Bevilacqua - Environment Artist, Prop Artist
Cameron Tempest-Hay - Environment Artist, Prop Artist
Erin Harrison - Producer
Mitch Searle - Trailer edit
The Lost City at The Rookies
To see more about the project, visit this year's Rookies official page. It is Entry 239 in the 2019 competition. The Lost City was also won of the main projects showcased at last week's graduate show at Rich Mix in Shoreditch.
Rookies deadline May 31st
Finally, to all our students at Escape Students, today is the very last day to enter the Rookies. If you haven't entered your project yet - do it now!
The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2019, follow this link. To apply, visit the offical page here.