If you aren’t living under a rock you’ve probably heard the news about the fire in Notre-Dame in Paris, France. This historical landmark had a special place in peoples hearts, so the restoration of the building is a must. Believe it or not, games might be the thing that will greatly contribute to rebuilding the historical monument, Assassin’s Creed Unity in particular.
Assassin’s Creed Unity takes place during the time of the French Revolution and allows players to explore Notre-Dame alongside other numerous French landmarks. All of these famous French buildings are recreated with careful attention to detail which means that the game has Notre-Dame preserved pretty much as it was before the fire.
The team behind Assassin’s Creed Unity spent almost two years recreating the building’s interior and exterior. The game also features an intricate 3D map of Notre-Dame building. Combine these details together, and they may offer an insurmountable amount of help to the restoration team.
In reaction to the Monday’s events, Ubisoft announced that they’ll be donating 500 000 euros to the restoration of Notre-Dame. Furthermore, for this week only, the company is giving away Assassin’s Creed Unity game for free, so the players around the globe could visit this historical building and appreciate this monumental piece of architecture. You can grab your free copy of the game here.
In an official blog post, Ubisoft concluded:
Video games can enable us to explore places in ways we never could have otherwise imagined. We hope, with this small gesture, we can provide everyone an opportunity to appreciate our virtual homage to this monumental piece of architecture.
Nice job, Ubi!