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Making of Immortals of Aveum: Comic-Con 2023 Panel

Immortals of Aveum had a panel during San Diego Comic-Con that featured two developers of Ascendant Studios. They shared a behind-the-scenes look at the game’s characters, world, and development.


  • Lucy James – Host
  • Julia Lichtblau – Associate Art Director
  • David Bogan – Senior Art Director


  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 01:10 – Julia, what got you started in the industry and at Ascendant Studios
  • 02:59 – David, What got you to jump onto this new project?
  • 04:25 – Immortals of Aveum Reveal Trailer
  • 07:45 – David’s backstory and excitement about joining Ascendant Studios
  • 08:54 – General Kirkan Cosplay by Alicia Marie appears on stage
  • 09:33 – Julia what is your role working on the game?
  • 10:00 – What is Immortals of Aveum?
  • 11:28 – What excites you about Immortals of Aveum?
  • 13:28 – Lore Cinematic that introduces Jak to the stakes
  • 17:17 – What’s the driving force in the story?
  • 19:30 – Where do you start on world-building?
  • 21:12 – What inspired the visual language?
  • 23:50 – What are Laylines and how do they work?
  • 24:50 – How does magic work in Aveum and what restrictions did you need to set up?
  • 26:55 – How do you design the world of Aveum?
  • 28:10 – How do you add to the world beyond the main characters?
  • 32:10 – David can you talk a bit more about World Building?
  • 33:40 – Binding Stone Cinematic
  • 38:17 – Can you tell us more about the tone of the game
  • 39:55 – What are the group of people called the Masks?
  • 41:24 – What challenges did you encounter during recording during the pandemic?
  • 43:58 – Behind The Scenes Mocap recordings
  • 46:55 – How did the main characters change during development?
  • 49:22 – Jak and Zendara encounter Cinematic
  • 52:00 – How is it to finally talk about the game and experience the fan reactions?
  • 53:52 – Q&A Start
  • 54:16 – David what is the most inspiring NFL helmet and Anime? Julia, what’s the most inspiring location on Earth?
  • 56:20 – How do Laylines affect the magic usage in each region?
  • 57:15 – How did a new studio get started on a single-player game while the industry focus is on recurring consumer purchases?
  • 59:20 – How do design a game that lets players customize their playstyle?
  • 1:01:00 – Hidden Immortals of Avuem Lore Book

Immortals of Aveum Release

Immortals of Aveum was released worldwide on August 22nd, 2023, and is being developed for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on EA App, Steam, and Epic Game Store. I made an overview of the additional perks that you get when you Pre-Order the game or get the Deluxe Edition.

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