Our Game Environment Design
We create an environment design, from concept creation to the final layout and placement of assets for an optimal look in each project individually.
2D Game Environment Design
Our artists and game designers have global design expertise to create environments that empower the player in 2D. They create the most creative visions of entire worlds. We are able to create any atmosphere to attract the audience you need, enhance or reduce the degree of drama for different locations and inspire the player with certain emotional reactions for each specific scene. Each 2D environment will match the client's request and will be spiced with our creative vision.
3D Environment Design
Our 3D artists work on environments by AAA standards and production pipelines. Our works are rich in stories within each environment our team creates. Our 3D environments speak no worse than the most voluminous dialogues: their photorealistic appearance erases all boundaries between the virtual and real world and completely immerses the player in the desired atmosphere. We carefully work out every detail so that the environment looks flawless.
Our Technology Expertise
in Game Environment Design
The Team for Creating Your Ideal Game Environment Design
# Art Director
We enlist the services of an art director in most projects. They coordinate all the activities across different departments essential for the overall look of environments. All artists work at different stages of design in accordance with the plan of the art director.
# Lead Artist
This expert with excellent communication and organizational skills leads a team of artists working on a creative project. In essence, this is a team leader, who inspires and guides all design team members in the right direction to complete the work as needed.
# Project Manager
Our PMs are involved in organizing and coordinating new projects. This is a dedicated leader who guides team members to the finish line with an effective course of action. They hold everything and everyone in an organized manner to achieve the best end results.
# Concept Artist
These are specialists who create concepts for future 2D or 3D art assets, if necessary. Our main goal when creating art assets in 2D/3D is to adhere to the story, world, and ideas behind each of them. Our concept artists can help you come up with a vibrant personality for any idea.
# Environment Artists
Our environment artists work with various customer specifications. Using their imagination and creativity, as well as knowledge and experience, they can satisfy any of their ideas. If you need a sci-fi or rural atmosphere, you can get it from our artists. They help bring projects, sometimes unrealistic, to the gaming world.
# Technical Artist
Our experienced character artists possess exceptional talent for sculpting along with a deep understanding of form, shape language and color. Ability to model characters in a range of styles and incredible passion for games allows them to create lifelike characters.
Our Game Environment
Our Fundamental Benefits in Environment Design
Our team of talented environment designers will accompany you throughout the entire cooperation, advance your business idea to a higher level and simply increase the value of the final product.
Our environment art team provides outstanding creative expertise, highest standards of project management and strong internal QA. We strive to create environments with high aesthetics and varied architecture.
Diverse Expertise in Various Styles
Kevuru Games provides qualified help in creating 2D or 3D environments in different styles: photorealistic, stylized, casual, cartoon. Our environment artists use the latest techniques to create immersive stories in games. Each of the environments is based on the idea, purpose and intent of the project.
Style Consistency in Every Environment
Projects vary in style, and we guarantee the use of appropriate designs throughout the entire project. We check how well the visual design elements of the environment are combined with other objects. We deliver crisp, consistent, and accurate environments.
Great scaling opportunities
Our art studio is equipped with all the necessary resources - technical and human ones to provide the highest possible quality. Kevuru Games is aimed at expanding the team of specialists and meeting the strictest demands of clients around the world.
Quick Facts About Us
What Is Game Environment Design?
Environment design is a crucial component as it sets the atmosphere of the game and other entertainment projects. This is a process when the overall environment is designed for a game to realize a particular vision in the gameplay. Outdoor and indoor locations are designed for a gaming environment. Numerous genres are used, including science-fiction, fantasy, history, anime, and other imaginary universes where the talent of environment artists is required to reveal the whole idea. They use a number of digital tools such as Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush, Houdini, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, 3D-Coat, 3dsMax to create a precise picture of the game.
Environment artists are responsible for creating the bulk of the overall asset and visual elements that a player may encounter on the screen – buildings, streets, foliage, furniture, and all other elements. Profound design thinking is a key foundation of impressive environments in games. Before starting working on a new project, it is recommended to come up with a high concept of how areas should look.
The first element is the game concept, which defines the rules of the game and the mechanics of the player’s interaction with the virtual world. How fast does a character run and how high do they jump? What obstacles and characters will they meet on the way? How will they interact with other characters? A good designer answers all these questions taking into account the project idea, requirements, and business needs. Details play a vital role in how the environment is built and how it is perceived by the user.
What Are the Stages of Game Environment Design?
As game environment design vary in 2D and 3D, we offer both procedures with the detailed description of each:
- Concept development. It is vital to focus on the big picture at the initial stage. Concept art is one of the elements used to articulate the vision and environment of a game. Concepts may lack some fine details but will demonstrate the general idea behind each game.
- Sketching. After having several concepts at hand, professional artists come up with some compositional sketches. They help find something special in environmental storytelling.
- Color composition. As soon as the best sketch is chosen, several lighting sketches should be completed to convey the desired atmosphere. Particular colors set the mood that will affect players.
- Final rendering. This is the stage when all details are emphasized, all sketching residues are removed to have a realistic virtual environment. At this final stage, everything is thoroughly checked In terms of form, color, light, shadow, atmosphere.
How to Hire Game Environment Designers?
If you plan to develop a game, but you are not a graphic designer, you need to find the best environment artist for hire to complete this project successfully. You should go to the places where the artists are – ArtStation, Behance, LinkedIn or game art studios. Hundreds of talented and experienced artists are awaiting your job offer.
You can consider several ways to hire an environment designer – freelancing, in-house employment, or outsourcing. But before you decide on which engagement model to follow, take into consideration other points like expertise levels, education, and work experience. It is better to discuss all these points before hiring any specialist.
But what exactly to ask a game designer about? What skills they must have and what experience is considered sufficient to obtain excellent results? Game artists should have a full understanding of creating games from scratch, have experience in using specific tools like Adobe Photoshop, Maya or 3dsMax. It is also important to be familiar with game engines such as Unreal Engine, or Unity. Besides, every reliable artist is supposed to have a well-formed environmental design portfolio to demonstrate his/her practical experience.
Why Outsource Game Environment Design?
Creating a product – be it a game or any other project – is not the only thing that may take a good deal of time. You also have to manage and run a business. How to do the whole project without any assistance? Almost impossible! Today, it is common to outsource services that in-house teams can’t perform on their own. But there is one more tendency to hire skilled and affordable talent from abroad, mostly in developing countries like Ukraine, Belarus or India. This is a great option that supports the needs of your project – an artwork will be created by specialists with excellent painting skills at an affordable price.
You get professional services, access to the global talent pool and lower costs than in countries like the USA, Canada and European countries. Many outsourcing companies understand that it is crucial to offer particular benefits on the market – high speed, transparency, flexibility, total control and many others. So, if you find such a reliable partner, you are more likely to succeed in all your projects. Just hire highly experienced game designers to perform specific tasks in your company.