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Well, we finally did it. Video Game Story Time has finally tackled Fortnite.

We didn’t initially think that there was a story here worth telling. Considering how unashamedly Fortnite “borrows from” PUBG, it seemed like a lost cause to try and tell an uplifting story about megastudio Epic Games stealing the thunder from one of the breakout indie hits of last year.

But, then we learned about the long, lengthy process that Fortnite went through before it came into existence. The game involved an awful lot of art changes and shifts, and that perseverance does feel like it’s worth celebrating.

The source for this video, which also contains the concept art that’s haphazardly recreated in this video, is a GDC talk from Peter Ellis, entitled ‘Developing the Art of Fortnite’, which can be found here:

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