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Mobile Game Design Essentials by David Nolte, Dr. Claudio Scolastici

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The game artist

The game artist is responsible for creating in-game art: characters, animations, game objects, backgrounds, environments, and game interface.

No need to say, artwork is very important in a videogame! Graphics are the most prominent characteristic of a videogame and they are also important from a marketing point of view. Most of the time, customers are attracted to a title by its visual characteristics. When judging a game from its preview, if gameplay is unavailable, the game is judged solely on its visual appeal.

In the early days of computer videogames, a single artist could cover all the graphic needs of a game. As time passed, it required more people to be involved in the creation of the graphics for a title, and this lead to ...

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