Hello, readers! I’m Luc Baghadoust, Executive Producer of Don’t Nod Montréal’s newly introduced narrative journey sport, Lost Records: Bloom & Rage. I’m right here to speak a bit in regards to the sport, our studio, and the groups concerned in bringing this new story to life. We are thrilled to lastly reveal at tonight’s The Game Awards what we’ve been engaged on and are so happy with: a brand new sport and a brand new sequence!
Lost Records: Bloom & Rage started after Michel Koch (Creative Director) and I labored on Life is Strange 1 and 2, once we bought the chance to kickstart a brand new journey for Don’t Nod: forming a brand new studio in Montréal. Expanding abroad had been a dialogue for some time and with robust help from Don’t Nod Paris, we made the leap. Michel and I each already liked North America, and the trade is vibrant right here, with so many thrilling studios and abilities.
A worldwide pandemic was not one thing that we anticipated, clearly, and it was a problem to set the whole lot up. Luckily, Don’t Nod adopted a distant work coverage company-wide, which enabled us to collaborate remotely. Creating a brand new workforce was an enchanting expertise. Along with Don’t Nod Montréal’s Managing Director, Frédérique Fourny-Jennings, we’re shaping the studio’s imaginative and prescient and its tasks. We had been fortunate to have the ability to deliver Don’t Nod’s uniqueness and values to the Montréal scene.
We introduced with us key individuals who had been engaged on earlier Life is Strange video games comparable to Baptiste Moisan, our Lead Designer, and Juliette Devillers, our Lead Character Artist, amongst others. We’ve additionally been in a position to entice incredible expertise to the Montréal Studio, a variety of whom had been impacted by these video games and wished to assist us inform our new story. So a giant thanks to the workforce in Montréal and every new expertise that has joined us and helped make all of the items click on collectively.
Jean-Luc Cano, who wrote the scripts for Life is Strange 1 and a pair of, and his workforce of fantastic writers collaborated intently with Michel in creating the story and characters of Reunion. We firmly consider that the most effective characters ship the most effective tales, and we expect you’ll all love Swann, Nora, Autumn, and Kat: 4 highschool pals that type bonds over the course of a once-in-a-lifetime summer season. Fate sees them reunite 27 years later after promising to by no means converse once more. It’s a reflective story with friendship, emotion, thriller, and magical surrealism.
Now about Lost Records! Bloom & Rage is the primary sport within the Lost Records universe. We clearly wished to proceed creating narrative journey video games with a powerful concentrate on characters that resonate with folks. Bloom & Rage shares a variety of DNA with our earlier video games, but in addition innovates in some areas too. Making a universe and having the tales inside it interconnect with one another is one thing we’ve been dreaming of. The potentialities are countless and the tales we will inform inside this universe are big. Don’t Nod Montréal is tough at work ensuring we deliver these concepts and video games to life!
Lost Records: Bloom & Rage is scheduled for launch in late 2024 however if you wish to sustain with information and updates, comply with Lost Records on X, Instagram, and TikTok. There’s undoubtedly extra to come back that we will’t wait to point out you.
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