Team Ico (Company)

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Team ICO is a Japanese video game development team led by game designer Fumito Ueda. It is part of SCE Japan Studio's Product Development Department #1, and has developed the games Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, both for the PlayStation 2, and are currently developing the game The Last Guardian for the Playstation 4, slated to release in 2016. Their games are characterized by a very small but endearing and memorable cast, minimalist storytelling, atmospheric use of bloom and HDR lighting, careful attention to the soundtrack and the utilisation of sound in general, fictional spoken languages, a distinct art style, and strong animation. Their games are frequently cited as examples of art in video games.

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SCE Japan Studio


Imaginary Games (book) ()

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Losing Your Grip: Futility and Dramatic Necessity in Shadow of the Colossus ()

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