Art in Video Games | Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Ghost Recon Online

Monday, March 24, 2014

Last Saturday, i was invited to a Video Game event hosted by The One Academy for Art in Video Games featuring concept art of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Ghost Recon Online, first showcased in Malaysia.

Wait but what is Art in video games? People these days, not only teenagers, even adults who love to play games will definitely know what video games are. I couldn't agree more with what Mr Olivier de Rotalier mentioned during his interview, “Videogames are a very visually driven medium so it is important that the universes are beautifully imagined and engaging for gamers to immerse themselves in.”

Yes, whereby Art in video games also the exhibition organized by Ubisoft Singapore last November in Singapore. It was also the first time that the concept art of Ubisoft‘s AAA video games Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Ghost Recon Online now showcased in Malaysia. The art exhibit features 40 concept art works by the talented Ubisoft Singapore artists.

The opening ceremony of the art exhibit started in the morning with Mr Tatsun Hoi, Principal and Managing Director of The One Academy and Mr Olivier de Rotalier, Managing Director of Ubisoft Singapore giving out speech to the invited guests at The One Academy Art Gallery.

Group photo: Mr. Tatsun Hoi and Mr. Olivier with The One Academy Alumni Kobe Sek & JC Wong and Ubisoft Singapore team.

The alumni for The One Academy: Kobe Sek (left) and JC Wong (right)

Later on, all the media proceed to next door for press conference, the meeting and Q&A session for the Ubisoft experts.

After meeting with the experts, there was a live drawing session by Ubisoft Artist (The One Academy alumni), JC Wong. The live drawing session was held at The One Academy theatre room; many students were invited to the talk to witness how the drawings were done. Very impressive! And a good experience for outsiders to see how the artistic process lead the creation of a video game.

Ubisoft Singapore and The One Academy Alumni, JC Wong demonstrates during the art demo.

Group shot at the Live Drawing session!

Thank you The One Academy for having me. It was such a great experience for an art student, and also inspiring as we young Malaysians, we can produce such amazing artworks and contribute to the growing design industry. Very clear guide to those students through their top creative education so that they are able to dynamically produce the next rising pool of pioneers in the game design arena. Not to mention, an opportunity for the Malaysian public to get an insight into the great work performed by their studio’s artistic teams: from concept art to videos. The art exhibit is also a way to reflect the diversity and the quality of Ubisoft Singapore studio’s artistic production of the two famous video games; Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag: pirate fantasy and free-to-play Ghost Recon Online: near-future military.

The One Academy offers courses such as Multimedia Design with New Media Studies, Digital Animation with Game Development, Illustration with Entertainment Art, Advertising & Graphic Design, Interior Design, Paris Fashion Design & Pattern Making and Fine Arts. 

Interested youths can obtain more information about the courses, Check them out at :
Tel : 603-56375510, 
Fax : 603-56211716, 
E-mailing : 

Last but not least, pictures of me posing with two pixel character displayed in The One Academy. Which one is your favorite? Till then.

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