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Michel Ancel

Also Known As

  • M. Ancel

Game Credits


Rayman 2: The Great Escape (1999)   (Sites Managers)


Rayman Legends (2013)   (A Game Created and Directed by)
Rayman Origins (2011)   (Directed by)


Rayman Jungle Run (2012)   (Creative Director)
Rayman Origins (2011)   (Based on the original creation by)
Rayman Raving Rabbids (2006)   (Based on an original world by)
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game ... (2005)   (Creative Director)
Rayman 10th Anniversary (2005)   (Based on an original idea by)
Rayman: Hoodlum's Revenge (2005)   (Original Concept by)
Beyond Good & Evil (2003)   (Directed by)
Rayman 3 (2003)   (Rayman's Creator)
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (2003)   (Rayman Created By)
Rayman Rush (2002)   (Original Concept)
Rayman 2 (2001)   (Rayman Created By)
Rayman Arena (2001)   (Rayman's Creator)
Rayman (2000)   (Rayman Created by)
Rayman 2: The Great Escape (1999)   (Original Concept)
Tonic Trouble (1999)   (Original Concept)
Rayman Forever (1998)   (Based on an original idea by)
Rayman: Gold (1997)   (Original Idea)
Amazing Learning Games with Rayman (1996)   (Based on an original production created by)
Maths and English with Rayman: Volume 2 (1996)   (Based on an original production created by)
Rayman (1995)   (Concept)
Brain Blasters (1990)   (Designed by)
Pick 'n Pile (1990)   (Written by )


Brain Blasters (1990)   (Programmed by)
Pick 'n Pile (1990)   (Graphics)


Beyond Good & Evil (2003)   (Story)
Rayman 2: The Great Escape (1999)   (Based On A Story By)


Rayman Raving Rabbids (2006)   (Character Design)
Rayman Raving Rabbids (2006)   (Rayman Creator)
Beyond Good & Evil (2003)   (Additional Character Design)
Rayman Arena (2001)   (Character Design)
Rayman 2: The Great Escape (1999)   (Artistic Director)
Pick 'n Pile (1990)   (Pictures)
Intruder (1989)   (Graphics by)


Brain Blasters (1990)   (Music and sound by)

Public Relations

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (2003)   (Special Thanks To)


Valiant Hearts: The Great War (2014)   (Very Special Thanks to)
Red Steel 2 (2010)   (Special Thanks to)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Rayman Arena (2001)   (Special thanks)
The Adventures of Valdo & Marie (1996)   (Special Thanks To:)


Rayman Legends (2013)   (Based on the Original Creation by)
The Adventures of Tintin: The Game (2011)   (Tintin First Project Team)
Rayman 2: The Great Escape (1999)   (Based On A Story By)

Developer Biography

Michel Ancel is a French video game director and creative manager of the development studio of Ubisoft in Montpellier. He is known for creating the Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil franchises.

Ancel's first title, Mechanic Warriors, was developed for software house Lankhor. Ancel then joined Ubisoft as a graphic artist at the age of 17, where he worked on the graphics of games such as The Intruder and The Teller. In 1992, he began to work on Rayman, his directorial debut.

In March 2006, he, along with Shigeru Miyamoto and Frédérick Raynal, was knighted by the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, a knight of arts and literature.

Last updated: Dec 11, 2008