What is common among nowadays famous games?
Some games have huge amounts of players like: QQ speed, candy crush saga, Minecraft, or dungeon fighter online, all of these games are popular for their beautiful designs and their playabilities. And behind the success of a game is always game artists.
What does a game artist do?
All the characters and effects we see in games are made by Game Artists, who are responsible for many stages in developing a game from forming the ideas, stretching down the primary design to making 2, 3D computer graphics, and creating specific art assets within a game. They may also create artwork for packages, promotional materials and websites. In conclusion, game artists do a range of jobs that demand different responsibilities and techniques.
Some characteristics that a game artist should have
- Firstly, they have a mind of creativity and imagination: to brainstorm and to form the idea of the game world, characters, objects, traffic, infrastructure, housing, clothes…etc.
- Secondly, they have quality of graphic artists: to build characters, objects, environment in real forms, and to apply textures such as surfaces of wall, floor of building, adjust color and light in order to create the game world more realistic.
- Finally, they have distinct personalities: the element that makes a game attract more people is its unique features which might be affected directly from its creator’s personality. So to build a successful video game, game artists should be artistic individuals, or in other words they are creative, sensitive, expressive, adventurous, enthusiastic, and ambitious.