Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Rebirth @ Gamepro
Gamepro talks to Deus Ex: Human Revolution Art Director Jonathan Jacques-Belletete about the art direction and his application of the Icarus myth:
During his preliminary research for Human Revolution, Jacques-Belletête grew fascinated by the myth of Icarus. This popular tale from Greek legend has been used before in games such as God of War-Kratos steals Icarus's famed wings and uses them throughout his quest-and, most famously, the NES classic Kid Icarus. It also plays a small role in the original Deus Ex as well, serving as the name of a highly sophisticated artificial-intelligence program. But Jacques-Belletête saw a tremendous amount of potential in this well-known myth because it tied in so well with one of the game's core concepts: transhumanism, which Wikipedia defines as "the use of science and technology to improve human mental and physical characteristics and capacities."
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