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Jan-Bart Van Beek (Studio Art Director, Guerrilla Games)
Location: Room 20, North Hall
Date: Monday, March 19
Time: 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!
Topic: Visual Arts
Tutorials: Art Direction Bootcamp
Vault Recording: Video
In this talk, Jan-Bart van Beek, the studio art director at Guerrilla Games, will take you through the journey the studio had to take in order to design the majestic post-post-apocalyptic world of 'Horizon Zero Dawn'. As the originator of the concept, Jan-Bart is able to give unique insight into what it is like to take a small, almost silly, idea and see it slowly developed into one of the most successful new gaming franchises of the year. You will see the game, it’s world, it’s characters and it’s iconic robot dinosaurs, developed from just a couple of sketches, through prototypes and ultimately to a fully-fledged game.
The talk will provide an in-depth view into the methodologies Guerrilla Games employs in the field of game direction and art direction when developing an idea from a pitch to a shipped game.
Anyone interested in visual development and IP creation. It will specifically be interesting for art directors and concept artists.