informa
/
Art
News

How Failbetter's artists process prose and make sumptuous nightmares

One of the artists behind Sunless Skies discusses what he's learned translating fearful prose into a nightmarish aesthetic.

We've been keeping track of the development of Failbetter Games' latest endeavor Sunless Skies, following its course through Early Access and the mystical skies of London. Previously, we talked with QA lead Lesleyann White about the bug-crunching process, and today on the Gamasutra Twitch channel we were joined by artist Toby Cook to discuss the game's incredibly haunting aesthetic. 

If you're an artist, aspiring or otherwise, who's curious about the unique aesthetic of each Failbetter game, you'd do well to click on our interview with Cook that's embedded up above for some helpful tips about creating a spooky vibe, and implementing evocative images in 2D spaces. 

We also took time to discuss Cook's personal art process, and what best practices artists can do to succeed in a competitive industry. You should give it a watch! 

And while you're at it, be sure to follow the Gamasutra Twitch channel for more developer interviews, editor roundtables and gameplay commentary. 

Latest Jobs

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
08.27.21
Combat Designer

Xbox Graphics

Redmond, Washington
08.27.21
Senior Software Engineer: GPU Compilers

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
08.27.21
Systems Designer

Deep Silver Volition

Champaign, Illinois
08.27.21
Senior Environment Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more