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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book for game artists, 13 Aug 2010
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This review is from: The Art of Midway: Before Pixels and Polygons (Paperback)
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The gallery features art from some of the games they released, namely Gauntlet, Mortal Kombat, Psi-Ops, Stranglehold and Suffering.

Most of the art are of character/creature designs and background paintings. The concept art for the characters and costumes are beautiful. I love the environment paintings with the nice mood and atmosphere, and they have nice use of photo textures to provide a very textural feel, so there are some nice details. There aren't a lot of sketches.

Since 5 games are in this book, don't expect to see everything from every game. For example, not all the characters from Mortal Kombat are in. However, the visual variety is great.

I see that Stephan Martiniere was the Creative Visual Director at the studio at that time. There are some pieces from him which look quite different from his usual sci-fi fantasy pieces.

Other artists whose work are featured include Luis Mangubat, Pav Kovacik, Vince Proce, Angie Lai, Tony Goskie, Jung Park, Vance Kovaks, Ryan Meinerding, Roel Jovellanos, Todd Uyeminami, Ben Olson, Jason Merck, Sammy Hall, Stacey Clark, Tae young Choi and Bruni Werneck.

Nice book for the game artists.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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