Video 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.

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

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: 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.

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna created the following background images for a Big Fish game called “Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident.” This release marked the first title by Big Fish made specifically for the Wii platform.

The environments that Gary created for them are purposely busy as part of the game play. The environments were used in the Hidden Object mini games that are found as you progress through the main story.

More of Gary’s work can be seen through his Play! Illustration Portfolio and at hannastudios.com.

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

Gary Hanna for Big Fish Games

 

25 Super Fun Dinosaur Illustrations

Dinosaurs may be extinct, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find them living in the pages of books, on advertisements and in your favorite video games and tv shows.

Check out these 25 super fun dinosaur illustrations that the Play! artists have created for all sorts of projects in many different markets.

Click on the artists name to see more of their work.

David Clegg

David Clegg

 

Tinman Creative Studios

Tinman Creative Studios

© Brett Jubinville

 

Chris Boyd

Chris Boyd

 

Pig Pen Studios Inc.

Pig Pen Studios Inc

 

Kenneth Spengler

Kenneth Spengler

 

Joe Palmisano

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Bernard Adnet, represented by Craven Design, Inc.

Bernard Adnet

Cover Illustration for paging of: “Dino-Might”; an Innovative Kids Interactive Groovy Tube series including gameboard, activity quiz cards and toys. Bernard has illustrated packages in this series titled; Africa Wild! Arctic Chill! and Raging Reptiles! Dino-Might! introduces kids to the world of dinosaurs

 

Mike Nash

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Nathan Jarvis

Nathan Jarvis

Dino puzzle for ThinkFun

 

Geo Parkin, represented by American Artists Reps, Inc

Geo Parkin, AA reps

 

Macky Pamintuan, represented by MB Artists

Macky Pamintuan

 

Terry Sirrell

Terry Sirrell

 

Tony Randazzo, represented by American Artists Reps, Inc

Tony Randazzo, AA Reps

 

Tom Sperling, represented by Craven Design, Inc.

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Renée Milot, represented by Morgan Gaynin Inc.

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Eric Deschamps

Eric Deschamps

This is one of four holiday covers for Science Fiction Book Club. Santa’s adventures in different fantasy and sci-fi settings

 

Grayson Studios

Grayson Studios

 

KMI Studio

KMI Studio

 

Dave Titus, represented by Spectrum Studio

Dave Titus, Spectrum Studio

Dinosaurs for Kirkland Signature Children’s Chewable Vitamins

 

Jared Beckstrand

Jared Beckstrand

Dragon Village

 

Aardvart, represented by Irmeli Holmberg

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Greg Capullo, represented by Morgan Gaynin, Inc.

Greg Capullo

 

Matt Stawicki

Matt Stawicki

 

Sam Ward, represented by Mendola Artists Representatives

Sam Ward

 

Brian Ajhar

Brian Ajhar

Brian Ajhar’s Book Characters as an Art show Poster