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November 14, 2011

Artists in high demand for video game industry

USA Today points to an opportunity in a difficult job market, saying artists are integral to the $60b video game industry, citing a team of forty who helped create the sixteen square miles of Skyrim.

For current blockbuster games, budgeted at $40 million to $60 million, artists are needed to conceptualize environments and characters, create visual effects, add lighting and mesh the art with the game programming.

"We obsess over all the small details," says Bethesda Softworks' Todd Howard, Skyrim game director. "Our art team created all the stuff and placed it all by hand, every tree and every rock."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 14, 2011 08:47 AM