|Occupation||Artist, animator, video game developer, musician|
Razmig Mavlian is an Armenian–American artist, animator, video game developer, and musician. His nickname "Raz" was the inspiration for the name of the main character in Psychonauts. He currently is an artist, animator, and musician at Double Fine Productions.
Razmig Mavlian began his career as an artist on Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D and as an animator on Escape From Monkey Island at LucasArts. He was an artist and animator there for six years, before leaving LucasArts for Double Fine Productions.
At Double Fine, he was an artist and animator on Psychonauts. He started two webcomics called Epic Saga and Happy Funnies, which were created as part of Double Fine Comics. During the production of Brütal Legend, Double Fine's webmaster, Klint Honeychurch, created a flash game based on Epic Saga, called Epic Saga: Extreme Fighter with artwork and animation by Mavlian.
He composed the music for the next two flash games by Double Fine, My Game About Me: Olympic Challenge and Tasha's Game. The soundtracks for these games were released as an online compilation, along with the music from Double Fine's other flash game, Host Master and the Conquest of Humor, and bonus tracks consisting of 1990's sound chip renditions of Psychonauts songs. The Double Fine Action Arcade Soundtrack compilation was released on iTunes and eMusic.
The press release of Epic Saga: Extreme Fighter satirized the rumors of the at-the-time unannounced game Double Fine had in production, Brütal Legend, stating that the game starred a "barbaric hero in an epic fantasy world, fighting his way from Rock and Roll Hell to Rock and Roll Heaven". Due to this association with Brütal Legend, Epic Saga: Extreme Fighter received more attention than usual for a free online flash game. It was reported on by Kotaku, Joystiq, and 1UP.com. Michael McWhertor of Kotaku stated "If you've got the skills to take on this series of truly extreme fighters, you won't be disappointed. The ending is nothing short of spectacular".
- 1998 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D, 3D art (LucasArts)
- 2000 Escape From Monkey Island, 3D animation (LucasArts)
- 2000 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles, 3D art, animation (LucasArts)
- 2002 Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, pre-rendered 3D animation (LucasArts)
- 2003 RTX Red Rock, co-designer (LucasArts)
- 2005 Psychonauts, art, animation (Double Fine)
- 2007 Epic Saga: Extreme Fighter, art, animation, writing (Double Fine)
- 2008 My Game About Me: Olympic Challenge, music (Double Fine)
- 2008 Tasha's Game, music (Double Fine)
- 2008 Brütal Legend, art (Double Fine)
- 2010 Costume Quest, additional concept art (Double Fine)
- 2011 Iron Brigade, additional concept art (Double Fine)
- 2011 Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, art, storyboards (Double Fine)
- 2012 Kinect Party, art, design (Double Fine)
- 2014 Hack 'N' Slash, environment artist (Double Fine)
- "Looking Back Commentary: Psychonauts". PC Zone. February 2006.
- Mastrapa, Gus (August 11, 2010). "Next Up For Double Fine: Halloween RPG Costume Quest". Wired. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- "Double Fine Action Arcade Soundtrack Contains All Your Flash Favorites". The International House of Mojo. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- "Double Fine Action Arcade Soundtrack collects Flash game hits". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- "Double Fine Action Arcade Compiles Developer's Flash Game Soundtracks". GameSetWatch. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- "No Double Fine Announcement...Yet". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- "Double Fine Announces New Game...Sort of". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- "Psychonauts Creator Reveals, Releases New Game "Epic Saga"". Kotaku. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- "Double Fine Returns with Epic Saga: Extreme Saga". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-02-28.