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Video: The art direction of Heavy Rain

In this classic GDC 2011 talk, Quantic Dream's Christophe Brusseaux dives into the art direction of the serial killer murder mystery Heavy Rain.

In this classic GDC 2011 talk, Quantic Dream's Christophe Brusseaux dives into the art direction of the serial killer murder mystery Heavy Rain.

Through analyzing examples from Heavy Rain, Brusseaux explains how key scenes were conceived, discusses how the game used visuals and mechanics to build emotional investments in players. 

It was an insightful talk that's definitely still worth watching, so developers shouldn't miss the opportunity to do so now that it's freely available on the official GDC YouTube channel!

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In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its accompanying YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC or VRDC already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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