Razmig Mavlian

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Razmig Mavlian
Other names Raz
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.[1] 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.[2]

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]


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,[6] 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".[7] 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,[8] Joystiq,[9] and 1UP.com.[7] 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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