25 October 2021 / Dordogne
Focus Entertainment and Umanimation partner for the release of Dordogne
Focus Entertainment is pleased to announce today a partnership with studio Umanimation for the publishing of Dordogne, planned for release on consoles and PC in 2022. Based in the Southwest of France, the studio is made up of passionate creators with expertise in animation, cinema, and video games. Born from the unique vision of Creative Director Cédric Babouche, Dordogne is a nostalgic and moving narrative experience, with sumptuous art direction across hand-painted, watercolor landscapes.
“With this partnership for Dordogne, Focus once again demonstrates its active and historic support for the French-speaking scene, as well as its constant desire to offer singular titles and vectors of emotion,” says Yves Le Yaouanq, Chief Content Officer of Focus Entertainment. “Cédric Babouche and Aymeric Castaing, both from animation backgrounds, have brought together their expertise and talent to create a universe of hand-painted watercolors that bring to life a rich, vibrant video game. The game is driven by a strong, emotive, immersive, and nostalgic narrative, set between past and present, where the dreams and fears of children confront our desires and regrets as adults. Beyond the game, more than a business partnership, it is a creative exchange between the Umanimation and Focus teams, a collaboration that is based on shared values and ambitions."
“We are delighted to have the confidence and support of a publisher like Focus. Their international experience and reputation are decisive factors that confirm our idea that together we will be able to make Dordogne a certain success,” declares Aymeric Castaing, president of UMANIMATION GROUP. “With this co-production, we are committed with even greater fervor to our desire to create interactive stories - Dordogne, accompanied by Focus Entertainment, carries the foundations."
"I am very happy to be associated with Focus Entertainment on Dordogne,” says Cédric Babouche, director, CCO of UMANIMATION. “As the author of the project, it is a real pleasure and honor to be accompanied by such a trusted partner. Dordogne is an atypical game that is so close to my heart. I am delighted that it has found a second home at Focus Entertainment."