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11-11: Memories Retold teams Valiant Hearts director with Aardman

Remember World War 1

The co-director of Valiant Hearts is diving back into another World War for his next game, teaming up with English animation studio Aardman to make 11-11: Memories Retold. The game's a bit of a mystery for now, but it's set in World War 1, has a pretty painted style of animation, and I'm told will "follow the story of two soldiers brought together in the most unlikely of circumstances." Let's go out on a limb and guess that it's two fellas on different sides who realise the other is human too and war is awful.

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"Engaging audiences with compelling stories through animation is at the heart of what we do at Aardman. With this project we want to produce an emotionally rich experience with a distinctive visual identity that reflects the sentiment of this narrative," Aardman co-founder David Sproxton said in the announcement. "11-11: Memories Retold is truly an exciting step for us as it marks the first time that Aardman has collaborated on a game of this scale and we're delighted to see this come to life."

Aardman are the lot behind animated shorts, adverts, and films including Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run. DigixArt are the French studio co-founded by Yoan Fanise, who was a writer and co-director on Valiant Hearts. It's published by Bandai Namco.

Here's some behind-the-scenes stuff from Fanise, who's directing 11-11 too, which doesn't explain much about the game but is interesting:

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