Delving into the art style behind Stray

Adventure game with a cat protagonist, Stray, immediately caught the attention not just of cat-lovers, but gamers worldwide prior to its successful release in July. The feline star of the show, as well as the well-crafted story, has been very well-praised as a concept. However, cat and story aside, we have taken a closer look […]

Game Spotlight: Expedition Agartha

Expedition Agartha Game spotlight

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Matrioshka Games have hit the release button for Expedition Agartha! Out NOW on early access. It is a first-person medieval PvPvE experience that we’re hyped to share with the world. We’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Matrioshka Games since 2021 as their creative partner, helping with their game […]

Benefits Of Creating Assets From Scratch

Game assets on a green background

I’m about to dive into something which I’m learning is a rather touchy subject among game devs… Stick with me. If you scroll through Reddit’s threads on the use of free assets in games, it seems there’s a bit of a split verdict over it. Many game developers ask “Why not?” and we agree, especially […]

Why is concept art so important in game design?

Cat Drawing Character Concept Art

One of the many reasons I love working at MLC is that I’m surrounded by amazingly talented people every day. Ask anyone that has ever played Pictionary with me and they’ll confirm, I am useless at art! However, I’m fascinated by beautiful artwork and the process behind creating it. The role of concept art is […]

Why Art Style Is More Important Than Graphics in Game Design

Game Art style vs graphic

I will begin this with the difference between graphics and art style in games… Generally, graphics are about the technical elements in the game – the pixels, the quality etc. Art style is about all of the art in the game – the colours, the lighting, the characters and basically the look of the game. […]