Sega studio Three Rings Design is hiring artists to work on both in-production and new mobile games alongside the team at its Madison, Wisconsin headquarters. …
The house responsible for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is looking for an artist to serve as a character design lead alongside the rest of the team at Monolith’s Kirkland, Washington office. …
Nintendo-owned game maker Retro Studios (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze) seeks to hire a character artist to do modeling, texturing and art design in Retro’s Austin, TX office. …
The San Rafael-based studio responsible for Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead is testing potential applicants for an open position as a cinematic artist working on cutscenes. …
Last year, Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert and Gary
Winnick turned to Kickstarter in hopes of funding a new comedic point-and-click
adventure called Thimbleweed Park. The duo's vision for an old-school adventure
game was overwhelmingly
successful, and today they announced the hiring of an equally iconic artist
to make the game all the more authentic.
Winnick announced on Thimbleweed Park's official blog
that Mark Ferrari has signed on as the background artist for the game. Ferrari
worked with Winnick on the 1990 fantasy adventure game Loom, and created the
background art for Monkey Island. Ferrari also created the creepy circus park
above, which Winnick stresses is only a work-in-progress image.
The retro aficionados at Terrible Toybox are currently
targeting a 2016 release for Thimbleweed Park. You can read more about Ferrari
joining the team (as well as some of Winnick's fond memories of working with
him in the past) at the link below. You can also check out the announcement trailer for Thimbleweed Park here.
[Source: Thimbleweed Park blog]
Gilbert and Winnick certainly appear to have all the key elements in place to create an authentic point-and-click adventure experience in the vein of Lucasfilm Games' classic titles. Here's hoping development goes smoothly and Thimbleweed Park lives up to the expectations of its backers.
InFamous: Second Son studio Sucker Punch is after a full-time artist to work on crafting inspirational concepts and screenshot paint-overs to guide the team in the studio’s Bellevue, WA office. …
The studio responsible for (among other things) Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead are aiming to hire a cinematic artist to join the team at Telltale’s San Rafael, CA office. There will be a test. …
“It is with a heavy heart that I hang up the old pencil tool for all of our future games. Good art is good art, and nothing beats the real deal. Embracing the medium simply ensures that everybody else knows it.” …
Artist Vadu Amka has created a personalized Nintendo 64 dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The console, which was a surprise for her friend's birthday, is an absolutely gorgeous re-imagining of one of gaming's most beloved consoles.
For this custom, Vadu decided to include the Spiritual Stones underneath the main logo on the front of the console, which she also reworked with a new font. In addition, the Hylian Shield was added to the top of the console, the switches, buttons, and ports were painted gold, and the entire console was given a layer of stone to make it look more ancient. She also put the Hylian Crest on the controllers. You can see more shots of the Ocarina of Time N64 below.
Vadu Amka is no stranger to personalized video game consoles. You can check out her other creations, including a Half-Life Dreamcast, a Wind Waker Gamecube, a Castlevania Super NES, and a Pokémon Red/Blue Game Boy on her site. She also has some creations up for sale at her Kochi Gallery storefront.
[Source: Vadu Amka]
The team responsible for Mortal Kombat X seeks an experienced technical artist to join the team at its Chicago, IL studio and improve the studio’s workflow for creating assets for games. …