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Art Direction Summit: Deciphering Dogtown: How We Built the Last District of Night City

Kacper Niepokólczycki  (Lead Environment Artist, CD PROJEKT RED)

Pawel Mielniczuk  (Art Director, CD PROJEKT RED)

Location: Room 3016, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

This session brings the environmental art behind Dogtown closer to you. It shows how different that district is from Night City and with that, presents all the challenges this project had in store for us and how we overcame them. It goes through the process of creating Dogtown from a graybox phase up to a polished quality, and the improvement of the elements we were not very happy with in 'Cyberpunk 2077' from the environment art point of view.

This talk also addresses technical pipelines and explain how we worked with Dogtown to create this heavily dense district in an optimized manner, going through how some of the pipelines were enough, yet others were improved quite a lot, and others created from scratch. Attendees will learn what lessons we drew from 'Cyberpunk 2077' and how we implemented that knowledge to create a better gaming experience


The key takeaway here is to learn the process of change, adaptation, and improvements our team went through while creating Dogtown — both, artistic and technical. The attendees will see the lessons learned with 'Cyberpunk 2077' and how they influenced us to create a much better gaming experience.

Intended Audience

Art directors, environment artists, level designers, level artists, but also everyone who is interested in building complex open world environments.

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