The developer discusses the importance of art in hit games like World of Warcraft and StarCraft II.
Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles is the home to “The Art of Blizzard Entertainment Book Launch and Art Exhibition,” which runs through February. The opening reception featured some of the top developers from Blizzard Entertainment. Nucleus is home to over 50 pieces of artwork from some of the favorite Blizzard games, including an extensive collection of concept art from the Diablo, StarCraft, and Warcraft universes.
Guests who attended opening night were able to participate in a number of games and activities, and some walked away with exclusive posters and other commemorative items. In addition, Nucleus is among the first to offer advanced copies of The Art of Blizzard Entertainment book for sale. Several of the Blizzard Entertainment artists featured in the book were in attendance giving painting demos, signing books, and meeting with attendees. This exhibit, like the book itself, is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at Blizzard’s creative process and to connect with the talented artists who help bring the company’s game universes to life.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft and the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes fourteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service,Battle.net, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
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