Christian Robert was a great man


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I'm here to talk about someone you probably didn't know the name of, but you've surely already seen his work.

Christian Robert was graphician and pixel artist on a large number of games, such as "Cruise for a Corpse" and "Flashback" on Amiga 500 and Atari ST but he was also art director and originator of concept arts, backgrounds and animations of "Heart of Darkness" on PS1 and PC. And you can see his art in most of Gameloft's games (even if his name is not in credits...)

He left us last weekend in a car accident at age of 52 years, he was a very good artist but also a friend. I met and worked with him on my 1st project at Gameloft Paris, he taught me a lot of things, and he was the most kind and humble guy I've ever met. I remember how he would always come and compliment all other graphician's work even if he could surely do better and how he was suprised and hampered when I've asked him to dedicate my old "Flashback" box.

Pixel art and video games have lost a great man.


Posted by [thUg] @ 10/28/2010 21:04  |    18

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|SOLIDUS| (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/7/2010 06:48

my brother and i use to play heart of darkness like it was going out of style, i just texted him with the news, im sure he will be as upset as i am. Christians work will live in our memories for the rest of our lives for sure.


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exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 11/6/2010 23:01

 Sad news... He was truly a gifted artist.


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pan-tosser (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/6/2010 07:59

I loved the alliens in flashback, how they move worm like across the ground and then change to standing when stopped. I'm sorry to hear he is gone.


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ceddo (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 11/5/2010 10:29

 This is so sad. Heart of Darkness gave me nightmares when I was 10 years old but I damn kept on playing it because the art was so good!


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EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/5/2010 09:34

I know Flashback. Really a big loss. My condolences.


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Lizard (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/5/2010 06:58

Dam man dam...

Sad thing to hear :(


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Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/5/2010 05:45

rest in piece ...


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Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 11/4/2010 16:45

 This is a great loss, may his spirit live forever. R.I.P.


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TheManuz (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/4/2010 16:24

 I played Cruise for a Corpse, Flashback and Heart of Darkness.

Somehow, now i feel like i knew hime.

Rest in peace.


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Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/4/2010 08:20

I loved Heart of Darkness... even though it was hard as hell -

 Rest in Peace...


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nvision (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 11/4/2010 07:38

Flashback was a keystone in my youth, and in the direction my career ambitions took.  My sincerest condolences to M.r Robert's family and friends.


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antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 11/4/2010 04:46

 Mourn not for the loss of a great man but for the loss of a friend.


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Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 11/4/2010 04:28

Oww... Cruise for a Corpse, Flashback and especially Heart of Darkness are several of the top examples of the art. This is a sad day.


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Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 11/3/2010 22:42

Rest in piece. Pixel art and video games have indeed lost a great man. =(


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Buddy90 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/3/2010 17:26

Oh my god, that's horrible :(


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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/3/2010 17:17

Very sad news.


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greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 11/3/2010 16:31

I remember Flashback. I'm sorry to hear that.


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