Hitman 2 has been announced this week along with two new trailers. Check them out below:
The game I've been working on with the great team at Io-Interactive has been nominated for a 2017 BAFTA in the category, Evolving Game.
More details here: http://www.bafta.org/games/games-awards-nominees-2017#evolving-game
For anyone in the games industry, this past week is a big highlight in the calendar. All the big publishers and small indies bring their best games to showcase to the world at the annual E3 conference in LA.
This year, the game I have been working on for the past while was finally announced, namely Hitman. It is the next game in the series following on from Hitman: Absolution. There were two trailers released at E3, the announcement trailer and the gameplay trailer. I worked on some shots for the gameplay trailer which you can see below:
Games I'm excited about:
With everyone putting on their very best showcases there was a great many promising games shown. The crafting system of Fallout 4 looked really impressive and no game came close to Just Cause 3 for pure fun and ridiculousness. Once again Naughty Dog did some amazing work on their Uncharted demo and Battlefront had everyone's inner fan boy very excited about the prospect of playing inside the world of the original Star Wars trilogy. A surprise appearance the The Last Guardian was great to see too with some amazing character animation and a real sense of magical wonder evident in the gameplay demo.
Considering all the amazing games shown I'm still only looking forward to one game, for the second year in a row, that truly seems to promise the player the world, and a universe too. That is none other than No Man's Sky:
Game trailer awesomeness:
No E3 would be complete without the amazing cinematic trailers that lead the marketing efforts. My favorites this year are from Blur Studios( who always impress with their work at E3) with the Fallen Empire and Dishonored 2 trailers and Ubisoft with their impressive introduction to the Assassins Creed world set in London:
I'm very pleased to announce that Hitman: Absolution has been nominated for 'Action game of the year' and 'Outstanding Achievement in Animation' at the DICE awards 2013.
It's great to be competing against such big titles.
Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Action Game of the Year
With Hitman: Absolution released on the 20th of November there have been some nominations coming in for various awards around the internet. I am pleased to announce that despite tough competition the animation team at IO Interactive have secured an award for best animation. I'm very proud to be part of the animation team that brought Hitman: Absolution to life.
Hitman: Absolution has had a wildly successful first showing at E3 this year. Despite being a relative unknown going into the show our team has managed to grab the attention of the worlds press and has managed to compete with the biggest franchises out there like Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Assasins Creed Revelations, Gears of War 3, Bioshock Infinite and Uncharted 3 just to name a few. Read more by following these links:
Some amazing work from the guys over at Blur Studios in California. A friend of mine also worked on this over there.
Another one I worked on. This is a great game and I was really pleased to be part of the very skilled team that made it.
Another game I worked on, this time for a much younger audience than my usual projects.
I'm not too sure I like this trailer, but it's the best one I could find.
Here is another project I worked on, doing animation. If you like poker, then this is the game for you.
Another one I've worked on, called Rogue Ops. It was a mix of stealth gameplay with a bunch of hi-tech gadgets, and ninja-like action.
This was the first game I worked on, a First Person Shooter for the Nintendo GameCube.
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