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Evolving 'Destiny's' Live Game Art in the Last 10 Years

Shi Kai Wang  (Art Director, Bungie Studio)

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

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Destiny as a 10 year franchise evolved from a slender box modeled game with RPG mechanics to the current behemoth of an action MMO that spans 8 large expansions and double digit seasonal content. The development team that creates the art for the Destiny Franchise had to also evolve to meet the demands of the game, appetite of the player, and ultimately the shifting landscapes of the industry. This talk with take a deep dive into the different art decisions, philosophies, and ideas, along with constraints and directions to continue to keep the Destiny franchise on players' minds and relevant to the gaming universe.


Learnings will include how to strategize art direction and production decisions/constraints to successfully ship against deadlines for content in a Live game. Making creative art choices that extends the life of your IP and continues to keep your game relevant to players.

Intended Audience

For game art developers who are interested in understanding what it takes to create content for games as a service. This will also benefit art folks who are looking to extend the longevity of their IP through strategic art decisions and production processes.

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