Fine Art: The Art Of Offworld Trading Company

The Art Of Offworld Trading Company

I quite liked Offworld Trading Company, and part of that was down to how good the game looked. For what could have been a very dry game (it's basically a stock market simulator), it looks great, almost cute, with a wonderful, toy-like quality to the units and landscape. So it's a pleasure to be able to highlight a bunch of the game's art (and artists) with this Fine Art feature.

While most people know OTC was designed by Civ IV's Soren Johnson, its art team also has experience with Sid Meier's series: art director Dorian Newcomb held the same role on Civ V, environment artist Erik Ehoff did Civ V's wonder concepts and paintings and Jason Pastrana — who did OTC's posters — designed all the buttons for Civ V.

The final member of OTC's art team, Bryce Homick, also used to work at Firaxis; designing a lot of this game's buildings, he had previously done similar stuff on XCOM, where he worked on the game's base.

Below you'll find a wide range of art done for OTC's development, ranging from environmental pieces to character art to unit design.


Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios.


The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company
The Art Of Offworld Trading Company

Comments

    I was pleasantly surprised by how awesome the buildings turned out to be in the final version. They were good during the early access phase, but they really stepped it up for the release! Watching them construct themselves is really nicely done!

      Worth getting @welbot?
      I was following it for a while but it dropped off my radar - this artwork has piqued my interest again.

        I'd honestly say it depends on the price. If you can get it on special, without a doubt.
        If you have friends you can play with, absolutely. If you're only in it for single player, wait for a special. While it's a great game, the single player side (like actual campaign type) is short lived. Games are usually quick, and the AI can be outright brutal at times.
        I don't have any regrets for my purchase, but I can easily see that some might be a little put off by the shortness of games. When I got it, I thought it was going to be a little more like Industry Giant, where it would take hours to play, but games can be over in 15-20 mins. If that's your thing, then I highly recommend it!
        As a multiplayer game, it's great though!

          Cheers mate,
          I'll have to get a multi buy on steam to share around with the lads.
          Thanks again @welbot!!!

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