God of War

Following the enormous commercial and critical success of God of War, a new sequel seems inevitable, but a job listing at Santa Monica studio has indicated that a new sequel is already in development.

The job listing is for a senior character concept artist for the “God of War team,” with the majority of the work focusing on major character, enemy, and prop design. The advertisement reads:

“Santa Monica Studio is looking for an experienced Senior Character Concept artist to help develop genre defining visuals delivered only on PlayStation.  Come help us design a rich cast of characters and creatures steeped in story, mythology, mixed with strong historical detail and influences.”

The job listing’s principal duties are as follows:

  • Work with the Art Directors and Leads to create a high quality characters, gods, creatures, and props.
  • Must be able to create character designs that are both visually strong while also supporting the gameplay and narrative needs.
  • Possess the knowledge of design process through the creation of thumbnail, sketches, painting, model sheets, and production paintings.
  • Is able to participate in meetings, brainstorming ideas, pitching concepts, and responding to feedback.
  • Is comfortable receiving critiques and working under tight deadlines.

Concept artists played a major part in God of War‘s success, with a recent panel at Gnomon School explaining in-depth how the game’s concept impacted the final product.

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Ben Newman

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