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Updates » Art
Attend GDC 2018 and get an Epic look at the art design of Fortnite  
by Staff [03.09.18]
At GDC 2018 Epic's Peter Ellis will cover not just the evolution of art style used in Fornite, but also general best practices used to create a triple-A quality F2P game with a small art team.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Art, GDC

Designing great hitboxes for a 2D beat-'em-up with swords and shields 1
by Jack Yarwood [03.08.18]
Gamasutra chats with the creative director and lead programmer of 2D beat-'em-up Wulverblade about the tricky process of dialing in satisfying hitboxes for a 2D game with weapons and shields.
Indie, Art, Design

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Volition, Creative Assembly, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [03.07.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on Gamasutra's job board.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

Don't Miss: How working on gross, violent games can mess with developers 18
by Staff [03.07.18]
We often hear about how playing violent or otherwise disquieting games affects people, but how does the process of working on these projects affect developers? Gamasutra chats with a few to find out.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Art, Audio

Brush up on advanced game graphics techniques at GDC 2018  
by Staff [03.07.18]
Brought to you as a collaboration of the industry's leading hardware & software vendors, this day-long GDC 2018 tutorial offers leading insight on how to create cutting-edge game graphics!
Console/PC, Programming, Art, GDC

Video Game Deep Cuts: It's Perfect, It's Water, It's Wine  
by Gamasutra Staff [03.04.18]
This week's article & video highlights include Bennett Foddy on the pitfalls of perfectionism, a piquant analysis of Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, and lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Designing Florence to convey the ineffable feeling of being in love  
by Joel Couture [03.02.18]
"I learned a lot about storytelling during this," says creative director Ken Wong. "So much of it is about making the characters relatable, getting [players] to feel like they've been in this moment."
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Audio, Design, Video

Get a job: Sanzaru Games seeks a UI Artist  
by Staff [03.01.18]
Sanzaru Games is looking for a talented UI Artist to join its team in Foster City, CA to take part in crafting visually stunning and immersive worlds.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Recruitment

Doing an HD remake the right way: Chrono Trigger edition 16
by Gamasutra Community [03.01.18]
"The Chrono Trigger 'HD re-make' has all the same problems as FFV and FFVI," writes longtime game dev Lars Doucet in this in-depth blog post on remastering games faithfully. "Let's talk about it."
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design

Don't Miss: A game dev postmortem of Ratchet & Clank 2016 3
by Staff [02.28.18]
"We needed to make a big game that blew away our previous efforts. It needed to sync up with the just-getting-started film. And we needed to ship it in 10 months to line up with the movie release."
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design, Production

These 3D Game Art Challenge winners will appear at GDC 2018  
by Staff [02.27.18]
Each of these games, which will be displayed at GDC 2018 in a special lounge, was chosen because of its remarkable use of modeling, animation, and special effects to breathe life into 3D environments.
Console/PC, Art, GDC

Video: The technology behind the sand in Journey  
by Emma Kidwell [02.26.18]
In this 2013 GDC session, thatgamecompany's John Edwards goes over the technical details of how sand was implemented in Journey.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Get a job: Disruptor Beam is hiring a VFX Artist  
by Staff [02.26.18]
Disruptor Beam is looking for an Artist with at least three years of experience to create VFX in Unity for both gameplay and UI events.
Art, Recruitment

Video Game Deep Cuts: Rolling The DICE For An Oregon Trail Switch  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.25.18]
This week's longform highlights include Phil Spencer's speech at the DICE Summit, how the Switch is encouraging people to play games they wouldn't otherwise, & rare documents on The Oregon Trail's history.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild big winner at DICE Awards 3
by Kris Graft [02.23.18]
At the 21st DICE Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday night, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won game of the year, in addition to three other awards.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Attend GDC 2018 for a behind-the-scenes look at texturing Pixar's CocoVR  
by Staff [02.22.18]
Heads up, VR devs: If you're coming to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month you won't want to miss a great talk about the rendering of Pixar's VR experience Coco VR.
VR, Art, Production, GDC

Work hard, save money, stay true to vision, says Cuphead dev  
by Kris Graft [02.21.18]
Maja Moldenhauer, executive producer at Cuphead developer StudioMDHR, gave a high-level talk about making a run-and-gun shooter with no experience, barely any budget, and a whole lot of effort.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Business/Marketing

Video: How color defined the visual rules of Shangri-La in Far Cry 4  
by Emma Kidwell [02.21.18]
In this 2015 GDC talk, Ubisoft Toronto's Joshua Cook explains the development process in regards to defining the look of a unique world within a world for Far Cry 4.
Console/PC, Art, Production, Video

Video: How Overwatch animators managed their workflow  
by Emma Kidwell [02.20.18]
In this 2017 GDC talk, Blizzard's Jesse Davis goes into how the Overwatch team built an animation pipeline and workflow around a new game universe with a new team culture that still matched Blizzard's values.
Console/PC, Art, Video

Capcom will present a postmortem of Monster Hunter World at GDC 2018!  
by Staff [02.20.18]
Yuya Takuda, a longtime Capcom game dev who served as director on Monster Hunter World, will spend an hour speaking in rare detail about how the remarkable game was designed and developed.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC