If you have AMAZING artwork to show, and I call your last employer and they tell me what a pain in the ass you are to work with, you’re done. Talent and skill only get you so far. I am literally amazed at how often I meet guys that are total assholes and think they are going to get anywhere.
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Irrational Games have made a selection of pages from the original BioShock pitch document available for public consumption. For me, presentation is everything... especially when it comes to winning the support of publishers on a multi-million dollar title for an unproven IP.
Check out the pages here
Now I'm not one for a 'scary' game, but I'm certainly looking forward to the opportunity to play 2D platformer LIMBO coming to Xbox Live Arcade later this year. The game is created by Denmark company PLAYDEAD, and won this years 12th Annual IGF Awards for Technical Excellence and Excellence in Visual Art.
LIMBO appears to be the only major title in the works for PLAYDEAD, but it has already left lasting impressions on those able to play it. The entire palette is black & white, and the concept art has an eerie and haunting feel to it.
The reception so far indicates LIMBO could be a runaway success.
Watch the trailer