Friday, July 25, 2014

Assassin's Creed In Real Life

One of the hot video game franchises right now is Assassin's Creed by Ubisoft.  The latest iteration of this series is Black Flag, set in the world of pirates.  One of the themes of the game is how the protagonist climbs, leaps, and bounces his way through the world of the game to accomplish his missions, especially using very high places as an advantage point from which to strike.  It's basically digital parkour.  So, it is only natural, then, for parkour experts in the real world to want to simulate the world of the game.  One group in particular was  selected to do an official promo video for the game at Comic-Con last year, and it's amazing.  Check it out:



I always enjoy seeing how videos like this are made; it's often just as interesting and entertaining as the video itself.  For a look at how they actually made this promo, here's the behind-the-scenes video:



Too cool!  Makes me want to go out and learn parkour...