The Ori games take a page out of titles such as Metroidvania and Rayman. But why settle on a platformer?
Daniel: For starters, the Metroidvania concept was one of our primary foundations when we started making Blind Forest, although other fantasy titles such as The Legend of Zelda did play a part in shaping the creative angle as well. As for a specific “appeal”, I guess it would have to be those in-game “Eureka!” moments when you figure out how to get past a certain roadblock. We found that it’s something really hard to replicate outside of a platformer, so here we are!
What were some of the main inspirations behind Ori’s unique dreamlike art style and music?
Daniel: Design-wise, the team wanted to make something that was out-of-this-world fantastic, unique and memorable. Primarily, it was all about creating that “Wow!” factor and one of our main inspirations here was definitely Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.
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