Interactive Games

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.

Jannie Ho – Violet Rose and the Summer Campout

Jannie Ho collaborated with publisher Nosy Crow on her recent release from the Violet Rose children’s book series. The book, Violet Rose and the Summer Campout,  features activities, paper crafts, and stickers to make for a fun summer activity book.

See more work from Jannie Ho through her Play! Illustration portfolio and at her website.

Cedric Hohnstadt for Highlights Magazine

Can you spot the differences between these two illustrations created by Cedric Hohnstadt for the January 2017 edition of Highlights magazine?

View more of Cedric’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at cedricstudio.com.

©Cedric Hohnstadt

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

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.

Paul Morton for Forrest Pruzan

Paul Morton was commissioned by Forrest Pruzan to create artwork for a science-based boxed game spin-off of Dory, the main character in Disney’s Finding Dory.

Check out more work from Paul through his Play! Illustration portfolio and his website, hotfroggraphics.com.

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

©Paul Morton

 

Interface Design

Interface Design in the interactive toy and gaming industries focuses on preparing for what users might need to do and ensuring that the interface has elements that are easy to access, understand, and use.

Here are a few examples of Interface Design as created by the Play! Illustration artists:

Linda Bild

BABE, a Little Pig Goes a Long Way / game
This interactive game challenges the child’s adding, subtracting, counting skills along with color recognition and spelling

 

Magic Ketchup

Golden Egg Video Slots Game – 3D Modelling & Artwork

 

Pulp Studios, Inc.

Pulp Studios Inc. created an online portal and 10 mini games targeted at 12-17 year old girls and aboriginals designed to generate interest in careers in engineering

 

M Cre8ive Group Inc.

Ultimate Baseball Online Splash Page

 

Melissa DeSilva-DeCunha

Teacher’s Cupboard – Menu Screen

 

Marcus Cutler

 

Jason Nobriga

ESPN / Bass Masters • Platform: Mobile Devices

 

Shawn Finley

Home page for educational game site – Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government

Interested in other topics and specialties? Find the right artists for your next project today.

Play! Artist Spotlight: Ryan Etter

Ryan Etter is a professional illustrator with an interestingly bold and unique visual style that has become instantly recognizable to clients.

Ryan began his career over 18 years ago, in graphic design, which enabled him to wear many hats- from art director to photo manipulator. As such, he has solidified is industry knowledge and ability to quickly and effectively fulfill and surpass client expectations.

As a digital illustrator Ryan Etter applies his own personal approach of using traditional methods to conceptualize and digital means to illustrate. His styles often incorporate 3D rendering, cgi, modeling, and visual effects to name a few.

His client list includes: Discovery Channel UK, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Scholastic, Scientific American, Smart Money Magazine and many, many more.

Check out a few examples of Ryan Etter’s stylized illustrations:

Ryan Etter Angry Birdz

ryan Etter Alien of the year

Ryan Etter Dynamic Duo

Ryan Etter IT Bot

Ryan Etter Womanbot

To view more work from Ryan, visit his Play! Portfolio. You can also check out his website.

Package Design on Play!

Package designers regularly work with creative teams and clients to develop eye-catching, cost-effective and safe packaging for products.

Take a look at what the talented Play! artists have created for some of the most well-known names in the toy and game industries below.

Kenny Kiernan
Kenny Kiernan, Star Wars, Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators

One Flight Up
One Flight Up,  Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators

Harry Moore
Harry Moore, Cheetos,  Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators

PILOT
PILOT, Indiana Jones,  Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators

Jim Paillot
Jim Paillot, Puzzle Games, Puzzle Design, Gigglesville,  Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators

Michael S. Maydak
Michael Maydak, Oregon Trail,  Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators, Software Gaming

Big Eye Studio
Big Eye Studio, Superman, Comic book characters,  Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators, Toys, Superheroes

Malane Newman
Malane Newman, Fill in the Bleep,  Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators

Lisa Leleu Studios
Lisa Leleu Studios, Chupa Chups, Candy Package Design, Lollipops,  Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators

Greg Wray
Greg Wray, Roger Rabbit, Gameboy, Nintendo,  Package Design, Play illustration, Toy Design, Game Design, Toy Illustration, Illustrators, Sunsoft, Interactive Games

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