The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Avalanche Studios, Sweden’s leading producer of video games such as Just Race and Renegade OPS, will use Costa Rica as its source for environmental graphics examples for future games.
Three representatives of the company crossed the Atlantic to record sounds and images of Costa Rican forests and beaches.
This work was carried out in February when the technology firm workers were in Costa Rica for one month. They visited the Braulio Carrillo National Park and were filming on the beaches of the Caribbean.
“Water is one of the hardest things to simulate in movies and games. So we went to the beach and recorded at 260 FPS water to see how waves actually move, how they look when they collide. We did research to improve things in the future,” said Andreas Öberg, Director of Art and Special Effects.
The studio wants the elements look “more real than reality itself” in future games.
“People do not realize that I need to take hundreds of photographs to recreate the sky for a game,” said Natalie K. Öberg, painter of the skies.
Avalanche Studios immersed itself in supporting the Tucanes Rescue Ranch, located in San Isidro de Heredia, near the Braulio Carillo. It is a specialist in the care of injured birds and mammals and / or endangered site.
Leslie Parson, the Producer, confirmed that they not only supported a documentary ranch, but they also donated money for the construction of two cages, which are used to prepare the animals-including birds and mammals-in release.
For now, Avalanche Studios working on his next project Mad Max (which will be released in 2014), although it is more likely that the images and sounds collected in Costa Rica will see an eventual Just Cause 3.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
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