Tag archive for james horn

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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Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 28th February

Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 28th February

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by community evangelist Alex Bleau, Head of Art James Horn and the brand new addition to the art team, Hannah Payne. We will be grilling Hannah in true Podcast style as well as talking about…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 31st January

Planet Kwalee Podcast: Thursday 31st January

On this week’s podcast regular host Ian Kane is joined by Alex Bleau and Head of Art James Horn. They discuss Google’s announcement related to 15,000 Raspberry Pie computers being distributed through UK schools and the National Rifle Association’s new controversial shooting practice game being given a…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: 20th December 2012

Planet Kwalee Podcast: 20th December 2012

In this week’s episode Ian and Alex are joined by James Horn in a very special Christmas podcast! Featuring our very own Pop Stars contestant James Horn singing his own version of Sir Cliff’s ‘Mistletoe & Wine’ with his own parody lyrics ! And on…

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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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Video game art: Rayman Jungle Run

Video game art: Rayman Jungle Run

It was always my intention in this series to delve back into the vaults of videogames history to give great examples of game art, delicately extracting the subtle nuances of games from the past to strengthen my case for games as an art form. However,…

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Chaos: Battle Of The Wizards

Chaos: Battle Of The Wizards

Leaping backwards now to the dawn of gaming we reach Chaos, created by Julian Gollop (of Lasersquad and X-Com fame) for Games Workshop back in 1985.

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Planet Kwalee Podcast: September 21st 2012

Planet Kwalee Podcast: September 21st 2012

We’re joined by Sean Connery*, to discuss some of the updates in Apple’s new iOS 6, both good and bad. We also chat about one of our favourite new games, Rayman: Jungle Run and the first gameplay footage for Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops. Please…

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Planet Kwalee Podcast – September 14th 2012

Planet Kwalee Podcast – September 14th 2012

This week Joe and Alexei are joined by James Horn, to discuss about the newly announced iPhone 5 and what impact it could have on mobile games. We also discuss the Wii U launch shenanigans and our amazing new office bean bags! Enjoy the show!…

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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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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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Kwalee Quiz: James Horn

Kwalee Quiz: James Horn

Say hi to the new guy! Head of Art, James Horn, takes on this week’s Kwalee Quiz. You can see James’ early influence on our art team in the wall of inspiration – a collection of game art designed to inspire our artists. What is your…

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Press Release: Mobile gaming company Kwalee undergoes major reorganisation

Press Release: Mobile gaming company Kwalee undergoes major reorganisation

Today, because of the sophistication of modern games, artists are the front and centre of a gaming experience. Defining the look of a game, an artist creates characters, events and worlds that draw players into an entertaining gaming experience. With 5 new iOS games currently…

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