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#980549 - 09/28/14 09:47 AM Pointless but interesting information
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I have been and still am a fan of the Syberia games. (And am awaiting Syberia III with bated breath.) I am especially impressed with the artwork, particularily the architecture, throughout the game. Today AOL had a photo display of "The Old Paris Train Station" and the photos show clearly that this building was at least a part on Sokal's inspiration. This in no way lessens my appreciation of the game or its artwork, but I did find it interesting. smile
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#980556 - 09/28/14 10:39 AM Re: Pointless but interesting information [Re: The Haze]
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merci beaucoup Haze!

I also found this Here which looks very Syberiaesque by French architect Victor Horta. Much of Sokal's architectural inspiration comes from French Art Nouveau.
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#980574 - 09/28/14 11:33 AM Re: Pointless but interesting information [Re: The Haze]
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Whoa! I'm so dumn I didn't know that the "Metroplitan" sign in "Post Mortem" was a real sign. Thanks for the link, LaBelleRachael. blush
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#980576 - 09/28/14 11:37 AM Re: Pointless but interesting information [Re: The Haze]
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OMG you are right...it was in Post Mortem..OMG!..giggle!
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#980579 - 09/28/14 11:55 AM Re: Pointless but interesting information [Re: The Haze]
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Benoit lives in France so it doesn't surprise me at all. Most developers do a lot of research into the history of the areas they are writing about.
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#980659 - 09/28/14 07:00 PM Re: Pointless but interesting information [Re: The Haze]
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According to a vignette on History Channel Horta was a Belgian who is sometimes credited with bringing Art Noveau to architecture. Really impressive. Some of his work is now a Unesco World Heritage site. A stairway by Horta
It is nice to see designers fitting in real life architecture/art/landscapes. Boakes does this as well. Somehow this adds more value to the game. More passion goes into them than most AAA titles.

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#980671 - 09/28/14 10:26 PM Re: Pointless but interesting information [Re: The Haze]
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Benoit grew up in the French speaking part of Belgium and studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc, where he no doubt learned Art Nouveau first hand!
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