Designing Beautiful Guns For Video Games

Pascal Eggert, gun nut and currently artist at Crysis developers Crytek, got his job doing what he loves: designing firearms for video games.

Some of you may think he's crazy, but I think having someone onboard who is so into his shit that he designs not only a weapon's appearance but its inner mechanics as well is an asset to any developer.

These shots showcase some of his concept work - which he says "were basically an application for the job" - with guns that transform, fire futuristic ammunition and just generally look like things that you would want to pick up and shoot stuff with in a video game.

They weren't designed for Crysis 2, so don't go expecting them to show up in that game (though who knows, they might!), but future Crytek games should benefit from his obsessive touch.

You can see more pics and technical diagrams of his work at Pascal's site below.

iPeg [Pascal Eggert, via Fidgit]


    AMAZING. I want to blow some aliens apart with those sexy thangs.

    how does the one with the rounded back actually fire the bullets, if you consider that when they rotate around theyd be facing the wrong way :S

      Depends on how the inner mechanism works and how the bullets enter the chamber.

        Look at Metal Storm Technologies.

        no, they're the wrong way around.

      @Stefan they go up into the handle

        Ahh now i know there is a beutifully animated display on his website :P

    I wonder if these are model props or 3D renders?

      Most definitely 3D renders...

    Look awesome in games but I would imagine they'd be entirely impractical/impossible in reality.

    ... Still, they look really cool :)

    So, so pretty.

    Jizz in my pants.

    The third from the top looks great, but I dunno...I always hate it when game designers go for form over physics. Anyways, should be good to blast aliens with, at any rate.

      These guns don't defy physics, though they do appear a bit impractical to reload a clip.

    I don't know who wakes up in the morning and thinks up designs of regular weapons over morning coffee.

    However, everybody thinks of the 'cool' weapons like electronic turtle launchers and plasma crowbars.

    Still they look really cool and could probably pass for real prototypes.

    Yes, it's gun porn. Yes, I am slightly turned on by it.

    Are these Crysis 2 Guns? if so, i just got a new reason to buy. It's cool to see a guy working unconventionally instead of just slightly techy real guns

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