The man behind the Blue Reflection series: the most beautiful games of all


Mel Kishida wants his career to be defined by his work on the Blue Reflection series. If you remove this particular series, he’s still an enormously accomplished artist, but Blue Reflection in particular is something that he is deeply and personally involved with. Related reading: My preview of the upcoming…

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The Friday Ten: Ten brilliant character/ concept artists in Japan’s game industry


List by Matt S. One of the most underrated jobs in the entire videogame industry is the role of the character and concept artists. These people are often the first visualisation of a game, before the mechanics have been refined and, often, before the story is even halfway baked. I…

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