Razmig Mavlian

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Razmig Mavlian
Other names Raz
Occupation Artist, animator, video game developer, musician

Razmig Mavlian is an Armenian–Canadian artist, animator, video game developer, and musician. His nickname "Raz" was the inspiration for the name of the main character in Psychonauts.[1] He currently is a concept artist at Oculus VR.

Career[edit]

Razmig Mavlian began his career primarily as an animator at Lucasarts, working on a variety of games. He was an artist and animator there for six years, before leaving LucasArts for Double Fine Productions.

At Double Fine, he began as 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 by Mavlian.[2] Razmig Mavlian wrote all the jokes for it too, including how it ends.

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.[3] The Double Fine Action Arcade Soundtrack compilation was released on iTunes[4][5] and eMusic.[3]

Amnesia Fortnight 2014 saw Razmig Mavlian voicing the main character "Big Leg" for Pendleton Ward's game "Little Pink Best Buds".

In 2016, Razmig Mavlian began working for Oculus VR as concept artist for the virtual reality sculpting tool Oculus Medium.

Recognition[edit]

Epic Saga: Extreme Fighter had nothing to do with Brütal Legend. The misunderstanding came from being publicized roughly at the same time as Brütal Legend. 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,[6] Joystiq,[7] and 1UP.com.[8] 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".

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