KARACHI: Pakistani animation film Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor was recently exhibited at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) held in California, USA.
The conference consisted of five days of learning, inspiration and networking, and ran from March 19 to March 23, 2018.
Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor, directed by Uzair Zaheer Khan, came as the latest offering from our nascent film industry. It revolves around the young character Allahyar (voiced by Anum Zaidi) who finds himself escaping the hunter Manu (Ali Noor) and helping a Markhor named Mehru (Natasha Humera Ejaz) reach home.
Kudos to the team for setting a new bar in terms of animation standards in Pakistan. Subsequently, challenging other film-makers to step up, in terms of visual quality. Yes, it is not Pixar or Disney, but the film is a big leap forward and the next logical and organic progression for the animation industry.
And it is because of these standards that the film has managed to make it to 2018’s GDC.
This conference is the world’s largest professional game industry event – a forum for programmers, artists, producers, game designers and others involved in the development of virtual reality who come together to exchange ideas and shape the industry’s future.
The seminar features over 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts.
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