Yahoo! Games interviews Luc Besson
about upcoming movie and game, Arthur and the Invisibles
. We're used to most movie IP games being shovelware from a third-party developer, tossed at parents who think the family will like the a game as much as the movie. ("It says Happy Feet
right on it. It must be good!")
Instead, Besson describes how his animation team shared office space with the videogame team; the two groups worked on their own projects at the same time. While Besson downplays any close collaboration, saying he ran into the game designers mostly at lunch, we still like the idea of the movie- and game-teams working in proximity. Some ideas must have traveled between the groups.