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Powerhouse Animation Studios – Injustice 2

 

This post originally appeared on the Powerhouse Animation blog.

Powerhouse Animation teamed up yet again with Platform LA to create a cinematic social media ad campaign for the new NetherRealm Studios fighting game, Injustice 2. With fighters based on the original DC superhero pantheon, Injustice 2 reimagines your favorite characters in unusual alliances.

The Powerhouse Animation team perfected the original storyboards, adding everything from beautifully painted touches to atmospheric animation. Their Injustice 2 campaign takes the highly polished quality of the team’s motion comics and combines it with the brevity necessary for internet ads.

The result: stunning, eye-catching banners. Powerhouse Animation used Photoshop to embellish the original client storyboards and paintings and then animated & finalized the scenes in After Effects, adding special effects and a high-level polish to each ad.

Check out more amazing artwork from Powerhouse Animation through their Play! Illustration portfolio and at powerhouseanimation.com.

Owen Davey for TwoDots

Owen Davey has been creating ongoing work for the popular game app, TwoDots.

He was recently asked to create backgrounds for the game’s new Expeditions mode.

Owen is represented by Folio Illustration Agency. Check out his work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at folioart.co.uk.

©Owen Davey

©Owen Davey

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©Owen Davey

Rebecca McConnell for Clash Games

Rebecca McConnell was commissioned by Clash Games to create all the artwork for the game, A-Maze-Ing Extinction, due to release Spring 2017.

See more work from Rebecca through her Play! Illustration portfolio and at rebeccamcconnell.com.

©Rebecca McConnell

©Rebecca McConnell

©Rebecca McConnell

©Rebecca McConnell

©Rebecca McConnell

©Rebecca McConnell

©Rebecca McConnell

©Rebecca McConnell

Kerri Aitken: Gamgo Games

Kerri Aitken recently created tile designs for Gamgo Games’ Mah Jong Path, a classic take on the famous Mahjong puzzle game available for iOS devices with Android & Kindle support coming soon.

Check out more of Kerri’s work through her Play! Illustration portfolio and at kerriaitken.com.

©Kerri Aitken

©Kerri Aitken

Powerhouse Animation for Final Fantasy XV: A King’s Tale

All summer long, Powerhouse Animation has been working alongside Empty Clips Studios and Platform to create the trailer and animation for Final Fantasy XV: A King’s Tale.

According to the Powerhouse Animation blog:

“The game follows the story of King Regis in a pixel style side-scroller that serves as a prequel to the larger story.”

The game itself will be released on September 30th and is available for exclusive pre-order through GameStop.

Check out more amazing artwork from Powerhouse Animation through their Play! Illustration portfolio and at powerhouseanimation.com.

Jude Buffum x Scientific American

For its July 2016 issue, Scientific American commissioned Jude Buffum to illustrate its cover story about how video games can enhance mental skills.

Jude drew from his experience of spending hours playing Ms. Pac-Man and saw a direct correlation between the game and the many interconnected lobes of the brain.

SA loved the initial illustration so much that they decided to use it on the interior spread for the cover story, along with illustrations of some of the skills (driving, performing surgery, object rotation in space) that can be learned and improved through playing video games.

Jude is represented by Mendola Artists. See more of his work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at judebuffum.com.

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©Jude Buffum

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©Jude Buffum

Powerhouse Animation: Counterplay Games

Powerhouse Animation was approached by Counterplay Games to create a cinematic trailer for their turn-based strategy game, Duelyst. The trailer features impressive imagery of two faction generals facing off in the arena.

Check out the resulting video below.

View more work from Powerhouse Animation through their Play! Illustration portfolio and at powerhouseanimation.com.

Joe Palmisano: Johnny Jupiter

This is an illustration by Joe Palmisano for a new franchise in the works called Johnny Jupiter.

The illustration will be used for a Playstation 4 and Xbox One game that is presently being  worked on and will be featured as the box cover art and also for a comic that will be packaged with the game.

Check out more of his work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at joepalmisano.com.