May 7th, 2013 | By Tom Christiansen
If you search for the name “Lionel Gallat” on IMDB, you’ll find the name attached to a number of animated feature films: animation director for The Lorax, animation director for Despicable Me, supervising animator for Shark Tale, and the list goes on.
But more recently, Gallat has stepped away from animated feature films, and started developing a video game…on his own. The game is called Ghost of a Tale, and with one look at a screenshot it is easy to see that Gallat’s artistic skills have easily transitioned into the video game. Ghost of a Tale looks beautiful.
“As an animation director I was responsible for the animation of entire movies, leading 60+ [person] teams,” Gallat explained to IGM. “I was longing to go back to the nitty-gritty of creation; writing, modeling, painting, rigging, programming and… playing. I’ve already been in a position where I mostly tell people what they should do (and it’s probable [that] one day I’ll go back to that position) but today I’m having a lot of fun doing things myself for a change!”
Gallat, who is in the middle of promoting the funding campaign for his debut title Ghost of a Tale, chatted with IGM for a bit about his experience transitioning from Hollywood to the game development scene, his woes with Kickstarter, and why Ghost of a Tale deserves your support. [This Content is Exclusive for Insider]
Ghost of a Tale is currently seeking funding on IndieGoGo. With two weeks to go, the campaign still needs around 18,000€ to be successful.
Follow Lionel Gallat (aka “Seith”) on Twitter.[Editor's Note: IGM reached out to Kickstarter about their inability to offer funding campaigns to projects outside of the United States and the United Kingdom. Their response: "As far as other countries go, stay tuned. If you've been waiting, we really appreciate your patience. We're working on it."]