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Introducing Jeff Arthur

AUSTIN, Texas — Perfect Dork Studios is proud to announce the addition of Lead 3D Artist Jeff Arthur to the Box Macabre team. An industry veteran for almost ten years, Jeff has worked with a diverse assortment of companies, including Factor 5, Edge of Reality, and Terminal Reality. Jeff’s work has been featured in BloodRayne (character artist), Lair (environment artist), Hulk (environment artist), and Hunter: The Reckoning (character artist).

Jeff was drawn to the Box Macabre project based on the game’s creative and colorful dark fantasy style. “The game gives you a lot of room for creativity and imagination,” Jeff says. “I’m very passionate about this project and am having a great time with it!”

PDS president Billy Garretsen says of Jeff, “It’s very flattering when someone with this level of expertise and this type of talent wants to work on the project.”

To see more of Jeff’s work, visit www.jeffarthur.net.

Box Macabre utilizes the TorqueX 3D Engine from GarageGames. For more information on Box Macabre, visit www.boxmacabre.com.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Concept Artist for Box Macabre

 

I wanted to announce that Perfect Dork Studios is working with Helen Zhu to create creature and enemy designs for Box Macabre. Helen And I met at the Austin GDC while demoing Box Macabre at the GarageGames booth. One look at her portfolio and I was sold. She has a very good eye for biological detail in making her designs believable and functional. Her contributions will add a lot to the quality of Box Macabre, no doubt! Take a look at some early sketches and visit her website for even more examples of her work. I will post more designs throughout development.

-BillyG

Helen Zhu Site

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FUN: Build your own Box Macabre!

At the Austin GDC we created about 100 or so folded paper versions of Box Macabre, the character, to place in really random areas around  the show. It was an experiment in viral marketing in a sense. We noticed throughout the three-day event that people would pick them up out of curiosity and then go on with their day. It really paid off the days of the expo, though, when we had people walk up to the GarageGames booth where we were showing the game and say “Oooooh, THAT’S what that is”. We hope that we have created a fun and memorable character in this seemingly simple box. Click the link below to download your own worksheet to build a paper Box Macabre.

-BillyG

PRINTABLE PDF  Special Thanks to www.cubeecraft.com for the template.

Paper Box Macabre

Paper Box Macabre

 

 


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