Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Animation Project: Vanillaware

Not exactly 2D animation for film or television. Vanilaware are a game company who make ridiculously nice looking and slick moving 2D games with an amazing style. In terms of visual style, they take inspiration from various sources. Odin Sphere has a Norse Mythology look, GrimGrimoire is styled after Harry Potter and Muramasa takes inspiration from traditional Japanese art forms. Basically, they are 2D gods among men, shame the gameplay usually sucks.

Princess Crown

Odin Sphere


Muramasa: Demon Blade (look At the waves!!!)