Game artist wanted for partnership

2009-07-28 15:11:04 by PhotonStorm

Note: This is cross-posted from my blog.

I've a number of games in development at the moment, and I am looking for a quality artist to work with.

I'm happy to consider either direct paid-for work: You give me a quote, and I'll pay you for your time (and I don't mind paying a % upfront either). Or we can do something on a game royalty basis (50/50 sponsorship split, ad share, etc). If you are good enough, I'll even consider both.

My only criteria are that you're available to actually draw, not just once per quarter! And that you really understand game artwork requirements. So tile maps, explosions, characters, in-game GUI / HUD, buttons, etc.

As you can see from the games I've released I need bitmap / pixel art style. But I am not limited to it. If you find it easier to create models in 3DS Max and then render them out to sprites, that's fine by me. I just want quality end results, I don't care how you get there. But you must be comfortable working on the pixel tweaking level as I am not looking for a Flash "vector style" artist, sorry. Ideally you probably worked in creating artwork for mobile phone / GBA / DS / 16-bit games, or have a style similar to this.

Hopefully this can be a long-term partnership rather than just one game, but we can see how it goes :) If you have artwork already made for games that you'd like to see made then talk to me, if the genre / scope fits then perhaps we can work on it.

My deadlines are flexible and my requirements are nearly always small and manageable. I am far more likely to be asking you to "please draw me 6 different coloured 32×32 gems in the style of Columns" as opposed to "let's remake Metal Slug, with twice as many levels / animations!". I'm realistic. I want to get games made quickly, so my artwork requirements reflect that. You won't get drawn into some mammoth long project.

If you are interested please send me your portfolio (or links to games that feature your artwork) to or PM me on here :) Thanks!


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2009-07-28 15:20:51

Sounds cool...


2009-07-28 17:31:27

I'm lookin for a coder for a game I've arted up but it needs coding. Just wondering if you'd be interested, it's relatively advanced stuff. If you would be interested please PM me or add me on MSN at and I'll show you the project.

Many Thanks,

PhotonStorm responds:

Send me a grab of the game (concept shot / mock-up / whatever) and I'll give you a response right away. My email is in the post above.


2009-07-28 18:12:38

i sent cha" the email


2009-07-28 20:19:15

Sent a PM.


2009-07-29 01:32:13

All you've made are puzzle games...

PhotonStorm responds:


Wrong on so many levels it's not even funny.


2009-07-29 08:08:11

Even if he was right, what's wrong with that?
And his profile image also hints towards something violent.

PhotonStorm responds:

I don't want his inaccurate comment to put off anyone else reading this.

I should have deleted it I guess.


2009-07-29 13:42:21

should always delete retarded statements when you are making a serious post.

That said, any clues as to the type of games you need art for?


2010-12-14 19:03:26

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