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May 5, 2008 11:19 PM   Subscribe

The incredible landscapes of game designer Daniel Dociu.
posted by dhruva (21 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:23 PM on May 5, 2008


Looks cool, but his un-resizable pop-ups open at 100 pixels by 100 pixels in firefox, which makes examining them impossible. Man, it is just not my night.
posted by maxwelton at 11:23 PM on May 5, 2008


There must be a law that states that the better the images, the shittier the site usability.

And these are cool images.
posted by mattoxic at 11:24 PM on May 5, 2008 [3 favorites]


this is cool
posted by mattoxic at 11:27 PM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dammit, you'd think firefox would let you resize any of its windows. Is there a plugin?
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:32 PM on May 5, 2008


Here's a Flickr set for those with firefox woes.
posted by dhruva at 11:32 PM on May 5, 2008


Dammit, you'd think firefox would let you resize any of its windows. Is there a plugin?

Yes.
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:34 PM on May 5, 2008


Heh. Som eones been to Cordoba.
posted by Artw at 11:38 PM on May 5, 2008


Looks cool, but his un-resizable pop-ups open at 100 pixels by 100 pixels in firefox, which makes examining them impossible.

They seem to be doing something similar in IE, then resizing, though occasionaly whatever it is breaks.
posted by Artw at 11:40 PM on May 5, 2008


helluva painter
posted by jfrancis at 12:21 AM on May 6, 2008


Mm, I read the bldgblog interview yesterday. He's an art designer for Guild Wars, right? Does GW actually look this cool? 'Cause if so I might start playing.
posted by Ritchie at 12:33 AM on May 6, 2008


I was about to post something like "Nice pictures. Assy site."

Glad I don't have to.
posted by thinman at 1:00 AM on May 6, 2008


They all look a bit like progressive rock album covers from the mid 70s to me.
posted by rhymer at 1:41 AM on May 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Ritchie: Does GW actually look this cool?

I've never played it, but the one with the scaffolding appears to be an in-game shot. I'd love to hear from people who've played the game whether it looks this good and whether it's architecturally interesting.
posted by Kattullus at 5:56 AM on May 6, 2008


Guild Wars does look about this cool, but not this sketchy, which is sort of a shame. You do get to see these images during loading screens, though.
posted by shmegegge at 6:01 AM on May 6, 2008


Nitpick: "Game developer" (in this case, Art Director) is not the same thing as "Game Designer".

Nevertheless, this is beautiful work.
posted by Robson at 10:15 AM on May 6, 2008


Looks similar to some of Craig Mullins' work. Unfortunately it looks like his website has been redesigned and there's only one gallery posted.
posted by anthill at 10:54 AM on May 6, 2008


BBC on Mullins
posted by anthill at 10:56 AM on May 6, 2008


anthill: "Looks similar to some of Craig Mullins' work. Unfortunately it looks like his website has been redesigned and there's only one gallery posted."

That's the first thing it reminded me of, as well. Great use of lighting, and all.

I would link to Archive.org's copy of Mullins' old site, but the coverage seems very spotty and more trouble than it's worth to navigate. There is a hi-res collection of his commercial work for Halo, though, at halo.bungie.org. There is also a gallery of his Marathon art at HBO's sister site, marathon.bungie.org.
posted by Rhaomi at 2:02 PM on May 6, 2008


omg post-apocalyptic-dystopia-filter!

Dude, draw a bowl of fruit or something.

Seriously though, these are some great postage stamps.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:03 PM on May 6, 2008


Looks cool, but his un-resizable pop-ups open at 100 pixels by 100 pixels in firefox, which makes examining them impossible. Man, it is just not my night.

Actually Firefox 3b5 let me resize them without a problem (full screen). This Flickr set has some of his work in a larger size, for those people having browser issues.
posted by msaleem at 1:09 PM on May 7, 2008


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