After a large portion of the world famous Norte Dame cathedral was destroyed in a huge fire that took firefighters days to extinguish, a new fundraising campaign was launched by the French president Emmanuel Macron to help rebuild and restore what was damaged. It seems that help might come from an unlikely place.
In order to fully restore and rebuild Notre Dame cathedral, architects and restorers will need to examine as many photographs and video of the building before it succumbed to the fire. Surprisingly, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity could help in the restoration process.
The game that is set in Paris during the French revolution. The developer, Ubisoft Montreal, painstakingly recreated Paris from that period using old and more recent images to fully recreate the city. Of course, this meant recreating the famous Notre Dame cathedral, with the development team having spent years looking over every detail of the building.
According to Unity artist Caroline Miousse, the cathedral was by far the largest building in the game and the team littery spend years fussing over every image and every detail in order to accurately reconstruct the magnificent building in the game.
This means that the historically accurate model used in the game could be used as a tool in helping to rebuild and restore the Norte Dame cathedral to its former glory.
It’s great to see how a tragedy like this could bring together so many people from various industries and walks of life in order to rebuild what was lost.