Behind the Game
September 8 - October 18, 2009
A collection of concept art from popular video games created at Massachusetts game development companies Tara Rueping, the lead concept artist at Turbine will speak at 6:30 pm. Behind the Game is the first exhibition that brings together concept art being created at many of Massachusetts’ most prominent video game developers. Concept art is a form of illustration used to make ideas visual. In video game production, it serves as a bridge between the game’s design and final, in-game graphics. While it serves this purpose, a game concept art piece can transcend its production role and is appreciated for its own merits: technique, idea, and artistry. Behind the Game presents this sometimes invisible art to a wider audience beyond developers and hardcore gamers. Harmonix, Blue Fang, Turbine and Tiltled Mill are a few of the local companies showing their art. Curated by Ezra Cove.