Back from Montpellier

24 May

Sorry about the lack of posts (as if anyone’s reading) but I’ve just got back from Montpellier, France and I’m absolutely knackered. We had a nice trip to Ubisoft Montpellier (or The Villa, as the developers like to call it) got to play an incoming game and met the legendary Michel Ancel.

He doesn’t like speaking to the press much, so getting 30 minutes of his precious time was a real treat and you’ll be able to read more in issue 91 of Retro Gamer. What I liked about Michel was his passion, both for gaming and his family, and the fact that after all this time and the success he’s had, he’s still a very humble bloke.

The weather was unbelievably hot (31 degrees on the Monday, 33 today) but I was there with a nice bunch of people, and Korinna from Ubisoft was absolutely lovely. The city itself it truly beautiful, with an interesting clash of architecture and plenty of interesting sights to discover.

Here’s a pic to give you an idea of its beauty.


One Response to “Back from Montpellier”

  1. justonemoregame May 25, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    What a great trip Daz!

    Haven’t played any of Mr Ancel’s games (I’ve got BG&E on my HDD somewhere – picked it up cheap a little while back) but so often a good RG writeup is enough to push me to explore retro game genres/titles I’d previously never touched.

    Oh, and nice photo; architecture reminds me a little of Brussels.


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