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The Art of Making Guacamelee! - From Folklore to Finish

Augusto Quijano  |  Concept Artist/Animator, Drinkbox Studios

Location: Room 3007, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Visual Arts
Vault Recording: Video

The process of coming up with an art style that is unique is daunting, especially when it has to communicate a whole country's rich culture. Developing Guacamelee! and its art style was a lot of fun, and incredibly challenging. But how does one turn a country's heritage into a game world? With this talk, Augusto hopes to give insight into the development process and how we created a Mexico that feels authentic. However, this process is never done in a straight line, so the talk will show some of those wrong turns and the not-so-pretty winding paths that were necessary to reach our goal.


The audience will walk out with insight into the process of developing an art style with folklore as the center. They will see that pretty images don't come without their fair share of mistakes, wrong turns and bad drawings.

Intended Audience

This talk is for general audiences, but people with an art background or who are involved in the aesthetic side of a project will take the most out of it, since the talk revolves around the experiences of the process.