Archive for Art

Kwalee looking for freelance artists to help with demanding schedule of releases

Kwalee looking for freelance artists to help with demanding schedule of releases

With four games currently in development for release in the coming months, Kwalee’s Art Department are working more than flat out lovingly crafting art for our eager audience. The standard is set to a very high level as the Farm Fighters teaser art amply demonstrates….

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Art Smiths in training

Art Smiths in training

Last blog, I promised to tell you about some of the training we’ve been doing as a department to increase the skills of our Art Smiths at Kwalee. But what is an Art Smith you may say? A good question, which I’m glad you have…

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State of the Art

State of the Art

Some of you avid readers may have noticed that the Art Department has been rather quiet on the website of late. I thought it would be great to fill you in on some of the exciting things that we’ve been doing and so allay some…

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Farm Fighters developer diary – The Art and Design

Farm Fighters developer diary – The Art and Design

We managed to catch the Farm Fighters’ team and got them talking some more about the game. This time, the focus is on art. Jay was happy to write an article on the topic as well. See the video and the article below: When we…

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Skyfall: from a software perspective

Skyfall: from a software perspective

Recently we had the privilege to attend a private screening of the latest Bond film, Skyfall thanks to the lovely people at Autodesk. In addition to the film itself, we were also treated to shot breakdowns of several of the VFX sequences created by MPC,…

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Pussy Flip: Om nom cat sandwich!

Pussy Flip: Om nom cat sandwich!

Its time for some more artwork from Pussy Flip! Jay Lytwynenko has been hard at work, creating some really fun designs and characters for our next iPhone game. Did you know that cats LOVE sandwiches? Garfield might love lasagne, but he’s an exception to the…

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Best mobile graphics: Dead Trigger

Best mobile graphics: Dead Trigger

This week’s most gorgeous iOS game is the famous Dead Trigger! Coming in at just under 140MB, the game is a stunning achievement! Built in Unity using state of the art graphical techniques that many of us have come to expect from high-end PC games,…

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Video game art: Super Mario World

Video game art: Super Mario World

Faced with a blank page and thousands of games laid before me, it’s a big question as to where to start on a journey through the history of video game art. I could start controversially with a game you’ve never heard of, or play it…

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Best iPhone app icons

Best iPhone app icons

What makes a good iPhone app icon? Your icon can go a long way in helping your app to get noticed! For the majority of the App Store customers the app icon is likely to be the first stage in the decision-making process before clicking…

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Epic Pussy Poster

Epic Pussy Poster

The art team have created awesome pussy art. Check out this poster titled Epic Pussy Flip.

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Beginner Photoshop Tutorial – Space

Beginner Photoshop Tutorial – Space

It’s the first tutorial from the Kwalee art team! Learn how to create incredible outer-space vistas and starfields.

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Video game art

Video game art

Video games are an Art Form. The intention of this series of articles is to look back over the whole pantheon of games from the last 30-40 years and identify some great examples that could be considered shining lights of our medium. It may be…

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Best mobile graphics: CSR Racing

Best mobile graphics: CSR Racing

Working as a video game artist, I am always fascinated by the rapid progression in the quality of game graphics. As I mentioned in my previous post on Kwalee.com, mobile games are advancing at the speed of light. The amount of graphical fidelity we have on…

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Wall of inspiration: Part 3

Wall of inspiration: Part 3

Last week we showed off the second section of our wall of art joy and inspiration, featuring some of the best video game graphics we could find. http://kwalee.com/2012/06/21/wall-of-inspiration-part-2/ This spectacular mosaic on the office wall inspires our art team to create awesome graphics for our…

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Wall of Inspiration: Part 2

Wall of Inspiration: Part 2

   By Alexei Lundgard – Junior Artist Last week we showed off the first section of our wall of art joy and inspiration. http://kwalee.com/2012/06/14/wall-of-inspiration-part-1/ This awesome decoration on the office wall inspires our art department to create awesome graphics and contains screenshots from some of…

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Jay’s Journey

Jay’s Journey

   By Jay Lytwynenko – Artist Journey is truly one of the most beautiful games I have ever played, it is awe inspiring. Even in its simplicity, the mood and lighting is spot on and the music really gives the game that euphoric lift. I…

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Wall of inspiration: Part 1

Wall of inspiration: Part 1

   By Alexei Lundgard – Junior Artist Yesterday, we announced an exciting change to the structure of our game development teams at Kwalee. James Horn has arrived to run our new Art Department and one of the first things he has introduced to the team…

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The art of mobile games

The art of mobile games

   By Alexei Lundgard – Junior Artist Mobile games have come a long way since they first were introduced with a mobile version of Tetris in 1994 and Snake in 1997. In the early days, mobile games were limited in scope by the hardware they were…

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Gobang from the start

Gobang from the start

   By Jay Lytwynenko – Artist Gobang Social – Gobanging forvever We have now reached version 1.7 of Gobang Social. It has been a long, bumpy road to get this game to a state where we are quite happy with its flow and appearance. Along…

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Awesome zombie wallpapers!

Awesome zombie wallpapers!

EVEN MOAR ZOMBEHS! By popular demand, Kwalee artist, Jay Lytwynenko has produced some awesome desktop wallpapers based on her zombie drawings from last week. Now you can scare yourself every time you boot up your PC or Mac! Click on the thumbnails below to download…

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