Tag archive for art

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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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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Andrew Graham on course to change the games industry with completely new game mechanic

Andrew Graham on course to change the games industry with completely new game mechanic

Andrew Graham, the man responsible for the design and coding on the original Micro Machines is set to change the way we play games on portable devices forever. Andrew has created, in the game known internally as ‘Teapot‘, a game mechanic unlike anything seen previously….

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Kwalee Announce Farm Fighters For Release

Kwalee Announce Farm Fighters For Release

Original, offbeat, visually charming yet slightly disturbing – no it’s not Gangnam Style you’ll be glad to hear, it’s the newest development from Kwalee, originally codenamed BLT, the game has now officially been named Farm Fighters.

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Pussy Flip and Project BLT decorations

Pussy Flip and Project BLT decorations

We’ve had some awesome Pussy Flip and Project BLT art delivered to the office! Check our our new decorations! The images were created by our talented art team of James Horn, Jay Lytwynenko and Alexei Lundgard.

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Kwalee announce Team Unicron’s manic new game

Kwalee announce Team Unicron’s manic new game

The new development team at Kwalee, going under the guise of Team Unicron, have been working for four months now on their first title, codenamed Project BLT. Under the leadership of Adam Philbin they have been creating a comically violent multiplayer physics game, featuring a…

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Project BLT: Character art

Project BLT: Character art

Project BLT’s designer, Adam Philbin, has let his imagination run wild! Along with our Junior Artist, Alexei Lundgard, he has been creating lots of artwork and in-game graphics for Team Unicron’s first iOS game. Check out the donkey and chicken characters! We will have more details…

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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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Pussy Flip update and a cute wallpaper!

Pussy Flip update and a cute wallpaper!

Hey there you cool cats! Pussy Flip will be released soon on the iPhone App Store. We’ve hit a very slight delay, but this fantastic multiplayer puzzle game should be in your hands in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, spruce up…

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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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Develop Online: The Darling Diaries

Develop Online: The Darling Diaries

Kwalee CEO, David Darling, has started a new monthly column on the Develop website. The Darling Diaries focuses on David’s 20+ years of experience in the British video game industry, offering insights into the inspiration behind the creation Kwalee and his move into the mobile games…

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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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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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