Yoan Fanise (France)

Yoan Fanise worked 14 years at Ubisoft in France and Singapore.

He joined the company in 2001 to create the soundscape of “Beyond Good & Evil”, the legendary title directed by Michel Ancel.

In 2004, he collaborated with Peter Jackson’s team on “King Kong”, the official game of the movie. Two Years later, he was co-inventing the famous “Raving Rabbids” and created their famous wacky language.

He was then called to join Singapore studio to develop a whole new part for the “Assassin’s Creed Brand: the Naval Battles”.

After the commercial success of those titles, he was able to release one of the smallest, bravest games ever seen from a major publisher.

That game, “Valiant Hearts”, is both a war game and fiercely anti-war at the same time, a story not about conflict’s heroics but about their tragedy and ultimate futility. It won many awards all around the world, including Baftas, VGA and Annie Awards.

In March 2015, he left Ubisoft to found DigixArt Studio, a company dedicated to meaningful games. The first title “Lost in Harmony” just launched and is already a giant success with more than 2 million players. The second title is “11-11 Memories Retold” developed with Aardman and published by Bandai Namco on consoles XBOX, PS4, and PC.

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