UbiArt Framework

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UbiArt Framework
UbiArt Framework.jpg
Developer(s) Ubisoft Montpellier
Initial release 2010
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Game engine
License Proprietary

UbiArt Framework is a 2.5D video game engine developed by Ubisoft Montpellier. Its function is to organize 2D animated vector graphics [1] into a playable video game without extensive coding.[2]

History

In 2010, Ubisoft announced Rayman Origins, first an episodic video game designed by Michel Ancel and developed by a small team of five people, but then it was announced that it transformed into a full game. The title uses the UBIart Framework developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and Ancel. UBIart is a developer platform that allows artists and animators to easily create content and use it in an interactive environment.[3] The engine is optimized for HD resolutions and is capable of running games at 60 frames per second in resolutions exceeding 1080p.

Ancel has expressed his desire for the framework to be available for anybody to develop games with.[4] However, no public release or licensing option has yet been made available.

Games developed by UbiArt Framework

Year Title Platform(s)
PS3 PSVita PS4 Wii 3DS Wii U NS Win X360 XONE IOS Android OS X tvOS
2011 Rayman Origins Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No
2011 Rayman: Slap, Flap and Go! No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
2012 Rayman Jungle Run No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No
2013 Rayman Legends Challenge App No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
2013 Rayman Legends Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
2013 Rayman Legends Beatbox No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No
2013 Rayman Fiesta Run No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No
2014 Child of Light Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
2014 Valiant Hearts: The Great War Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
2015 Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
2015 Rayman Adventures No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes

References

  1. ^ "How to create an animation in UBIart Framework". www.ubi.com. June 7, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ William Audureau (September 23, 2013). "UbiArt Framework: small tool up and up ...". www.gamekult.com (in French). Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ How do you create an animation in UBIart Framework?, UBIart
  4. ^ [1]

External links

  • Rayman Legends: UbiArt Engine Explored (video)
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