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Fan-made Assassin's Creed video catches Ubisoft's eye

Most fan-made videos are destined for lives of internet obscurity, but thanks to a recent tweet from an Ubisoft employee, YouTuber hamps19's music video homage to Assassin's Creed is about to go viral.

Entitled 'Beautiful Lies,' the video is a slickly produced mash-up of gameplay from three Assassin's Creed games accompanied by B-Complex's powerful techno-track of the same name. Released on Saturday, the video received a spike in attention today when Ubisoft Montreal's Community Manager, Gabriel Graziani (GR alumni!) tweeted, “WOW! Everyone has been tweeting this amazing fan-made video today... and with good reason. It's EPIC!!”

We have to agree. Check it out:


Above: The art of recycled character animations

Ubisoft gets points for paying tribute to one of its fans' creations instead of attacking them with trademark lawyers. Unfortunately, it also loose points for failing to patch Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's game breaking glitch this long after the game's launch. Perhaps its best to just call it even for today...?

Dec 13, 2010

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12 comments

  • Odis - December 14, 2010 2:34 p.m.

    Goosebumps
  • AngryAmoeba - December 14, 2010 3:56 a.m.

    @MeanwhileGuy I heard a melody. I suppose you weren't listening hard enough...
  • MeanwhileGuy - December 14, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    Nice video, shame about the rubbish "music", all I heard was electronic bleeping, nothing approaching actual melodies.
  • firas333 - December 13, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    The music video was greatly set and shows the good side of fanmade videos. The fact with using old animation styles etc is way common and even happens in games not actually related except for the company who made them.
  • kangaroocory - December 13, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    I like the beginning most. The rest isn't as good IMO.
  • Jacenian - December 13, 2010 10:05 p.m.

    This made me realize how much stuff is reused between games O.O
  • Shamanix - December 13, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    AWESOME video!!!!!
  • JoeMulvihill1 - December 13, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    they allowed tobuscus' brotherhood literal trailer as well. ubisoft are cool.
  • cosmicshambles - December 13, 2010 9:33 p.m.

    Er, hang on ... isn't this just Ubisoft using this guy's video as a free advertisement? Yes. Yes it is.
  • Jacko415 - December 13, 2010 9:21 p.m.

    Fuck yes!
  • Sy87 - December 13, 2010 9:14 p.m.

    You know when a game company is cool when they don't bring up lawsuits for fan made stuff and praises it. Machinima is kinda a big thing now.
  • RonnyLive19881 - December 13, 2010 9:13 p.m.

    Nice tsrif!

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