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the title sequence and the making of it contain some clues to the game narrative

TITLE SEQUENCE DESIGN & ANIMATION

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Observation is a kind of "2001: A Space Odyssey" - but you’re HAL. You’re not on a space station, you ARE the space station... This game is a sci-fi thriller where players assume the role of S.A.M., the station’s artificial intelligence, by operating the control systems, cameras, and tools to assist a crew member in discovering what is happening to the station, the vanished crew, and S.A.M. himself. 

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Crafting title sequence with creative titans Jon McKellan (BAFTA winner, NoCode Studio) and legendary Robin Finck (Guns 'n Roses, Nine Inch Nails) was truly incredible. Each shot is meticulously developed & encoded with clues about the game narrative.

In my own words - the title depicts what happens to AI and neural networks when it gets influenced by the radiation of Saturn.

Below are two versions - a "VHS red" that you see in the game and an alternate "monochromatic LCD" version. The making of the title is right after the videos. Watch in 1440p for eye pleasing details. 

vhs red

monochromatic LCD

the making of the title

SAM_TITLE-BRIEF – 1 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRIEF – 2 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRIEF – 3 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRIEF – 4 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRIEF – 5 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 01 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 02 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 02.1 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 03 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 04 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 05 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 06 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 07 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 08 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 09 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 10 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 11 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 12 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 13 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 14 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 15 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 16 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MATRIX – 17 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MITOSIS – 01 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MITOSIS – 02 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MITOSIS – 03 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MITOSIS – 04 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MITOSIS – 05 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MITOSIS – 06 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BIT – MITOSIS – 07 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 01 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 02 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 03 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 04 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 05 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 06 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 07 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 08 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 09 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 10 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 11 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 12 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-DIGITAL SOUL – 13 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-EPIDERMIS – 01 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-EPIDERMIS – 02 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-EPIDERMIS – 03 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-EPIDERMIS – 04 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-EPIDERMIS – 05 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-EPIDERMIS – 06 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-EPIDERMIS – 07 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-EPIDERMIS – 08 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-EPIDERMIS – 09 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-SAM – Identity – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan.jpg
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 01 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 02 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 03 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 04 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 05 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 06 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 07 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 08 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 09 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 10 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 11 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-BRAIN – 12 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 01 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 02 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 03 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 04 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 05 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 06 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 07 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 08 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 09 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 10 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 11 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 12 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 13 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 14 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
SAM_TITLE-TEMPLE – 15 – Serjan Burlak – Biogenic Design – Observation Game – Jon McKellan
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