CAH collaborates with Fogbank Entertainment

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CAH is proud to announce our collaboration with Fogbank Entertainment in helping launch their flagship title: Storyscape. Fogbank Entertainment is a part of FoxNext Games, located in San Francisco, California. FogBank Entertainment is creating games that combine beautiful realistic artwork and meaningful gameplay. Storyscape is launching with 4 amazing storylines where players have full control on what happens in the game and their decisions shape the outcome of the game.

“A single choice can change everything” FoxNext Games says, and we are glad that FogBank made that choice to work with our artists to bring their stories to life. 

Concept Art House is honored to contribute artwork for 2 of Storyscape’s launch titles: Titanic and Life 2.0. “We dedicated our time and energy on perfecting the artwork for Storyscape Titanic. We knew we had to be precise for every fine detail for this Oscar winning film. It’s always a pleasure working with Fogbank Entertainment!” KJ, VP of Production at CAH

CAH created the characters and backgrounds of Storyscape Titanic

CAH created the characters and backgrounds of Storyscape Titanic

CAH recreated one of the most popular scenes of Titanic

CAH recreated one of the most popular scenes of Titanic

Gaming community joins environmental awareness movement

On September 23, 2019, a gaming alliance was formed and recognized by the United Nations to address the threats of climate change.  In the announcement, the UN acknowledged the pledges made by 14 game companies when the Playing for the Planet Alliance was formed.  Niantic Inc, Rovio, Pixelberry, Google Stadia, Microsoft, Sybo, E-Line Media are among those involved.  

In the same week, our friends at  Artstation provided a platform to a number of artists who used art as a universal language to share their thoughts and views on climate change.  

No Planet B - Sean Bodley

No Planet B - Sean Bodley

Seed of Hope - Sean Bodley

Seed of Hope - Sean Bodley

We are thrilled to see many of our friends and clients take such a stand that aligns with our own beliefs and love for the planet.

5th Planet Games Launches Dawn of the Dragons: Ascension

On September 30th, 5th Planet Games launched Dawn of the Dragons: Ascension. The game is a sequel to the original Dawn of the Dragons, a game that generated a close-knit community of players. As GamesBeat reports, the game debuted on Kongregate’s own PC platform - Kartridge in late August this year.

Dawn of the Dragons: Ascension follows the style and narrative of the original title, which was one of the most successful games on Kongregate platform. Having enjoyed working together on Legacy of a Thousand Suns (https://venturebeat.com/2012/11/09/legacy-of-a-thousand-suns-turns-2/) many years ago, we were thrilled to partner with our friends at 5th Planet games once again.

Under 5th Planet Games' Art Director Eve Milan’s art leadership, our artists created hundreds of heroic characters, expansive maps, epic splash screens, and of course - dragons. Lots of awesome, fantastical, fire breathing DRAGONS.

"It was so great working with Concept Art House on Dawn of the Dragons: Ascension. Their imagination, creativity and professionalism allowed us develop what we envisioned. They make the process easy because of their in depth knowledge of the industry and their professionalism." - Art Director of 5th Planet Games

We dedicated our time and energy on perfecting the artwork for Storyscape Titanic. We knew we had to be precise for every fine detail for this Oscar winning film. It is always a pleasure working with Fogbank Entertainment!” - KJ, VP of Production at CAH

CAH Crew Out and About: Ed Hardy’s Exhibition and Internal Show and Tell

Earlier in October, the art team went to see the Ed Hardy exhibit at the De Young museum in beautiful Golden Gate park, San Francisco. Many of our artists are fans of his work fine art, skin art, and apparel designs. Ed Hardy is credited with being one of the first Western artists to bring traditional Japanese tattoo motifs into popular western culture. We were honored to see his exhibition of Deeper Than Skin at the Fine Arts Museum showing a full chronology of his work from a child to a modern day master.

Great day visiting  Ed Hardy's Exhibition at de Young Museum

Great day visiting Ed Hardy's Exhibition at de Young Museum

Afterwards, we had a team bonding experience of show and tell by sharing our personal passions and hobbies. Hobbies such as hand-crafting dolls, traditional oil painting, and ultimate frisbees are some of the many things the CAH team loves to do. 


Debbie Colon, our Project Manager shows her passion of Handcrafting Dolls

Debbie Colon, our Project Manager shows her passion of Handcrafting Dolls

Concept Art House is a close-knit family that strives to connect and communicate better by learning more about each other. Through this, we aim to keep our team consistently inspired, passionate, and happy!

Apple Arcade is Here!

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Earlier this year we learned that Apple was bringing back premium games in a big way via monthly subscription. That promise came true this week as Apple announced the launch date of Apple Arcade will be September 19th. Apple Arcade will launch with over 100 exclusive titles for $4.99 per month.

Extensive list of developers (photo source: The Verge)

Extensive list of developers (photo source: The Verge)

We’re very excited to see the names of many of our clients on this list. Once we get the clearance, we look forward to showing you some of our art for these games in the days to come.

GameDaily Connect 2019

GameDaily Connect (formerly Casual Connect) took place on August 27-29th at beautiful Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.  

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Our CEO, James Zhang, moderated two panels.  The first panel was titled: “How Art Impacts Engagement, Retention, and Monetization”.  Our expert panelists Ken Capelli (Fogbank Entertainment), William Hughes (Tilting Point), Huy Dinh (WeeArts), and Vera Velichko (Owl Studio) sparked an intriguing discussion on art meeting game performance which was one of the most attended talks in the exhibit hall.

The second panel was “State of Blockchain Games in 2019”.  The speakers are widely considered thought leaders in the sector.  They are: Mickey Maher (Dapper Labs - Cryptokitties), Matthew Le Merle (Fifth Era), Roy Liu (Tron Foundation) and Allen Ma (Forte)   

It’s all fun and games

It’s all fun and games

Videos of both panels will soon be uploaded here.

Hello again, Casual Connect and ChinaJoy!

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We are packing our bags and heading to sunny Orange County for Casual Connect.  Concept Art House has been a long time supporter of Casual Connect since sponsoring the first conference held in Seattle, then sponsoring Casual Connect San Francisco in 2014 and continues to attend the conference year after year.  

This year, our CEO James Zhang will be moderating a panel called “How Art Impacts Engagement, Retention, and Monetization”.  We’ve assembled a world class team of art experts to speak on the tricky topic of where art meets performance.

Casual Connect 2019 Panelists for How Art Impacts Engagement, Retention, and Monetization

Casual Connect 2019 Panelists for How Art Impacts Engagement, Retention, and Monetization

We hope to see you there.  If you plan on attending this year, drop us a line!

Our 10th ChinaJoy

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Concept Art House was founded dually in San Francisco and Shanghai in 2007.  We’re fortunate to host GDC in our US homebase of San Francisco and also Chinajoy in our Shanghai HQ year after year.  

With over 300 booths and record-breaking 360,000 visitors, it’s the largest gaming conference in the world.  This year marks our 10th year attending Chinajoy where our team met with over 40 industry clients and partners in 4 short days.

This year, ChinaJoy had more visitors than ever before

This year, ChinaJoy had more visitors than ever before

PUBG Announces Season 4 With Key Art Done By CAH

Great news for battle royal aficionados! PUBG Corp just announced that Season 4 of the famous title is coming to PCs on July 24, with console version scheduled for later this summer. The update is said to bring elevated scenery, realistic terrains and new features for players to get excited about. Here’s what VentureBeat had to say about it as well as dev notes released by PUBG.

Key art piece created by CAH prior to Season 4 release (Copyright: PUBG Corp.)

Key art piece created by CAH prior to Season 4 release (Copyright: PUBG Corp.)

Being able to mark an awesome milestone for a title such as PUBG is a great honor. Our Lead Artists took on the task of creating both the logo and the marketing piece seen above - and we couldn’t be happier with it! CAH was given a lot of interpretation freedom, so we played around with concepts before landing on the final pieces.

Designed and created by our creative team (Copyright: PUBG Corp.)

Designed and created by our creative team (Copyright: PUBG Corp.)

CAH is a team consisted of many battle royal fans, which makes us very excited for our partners at PUBG and everything we’ll see in the new season.

Nexon’s Rocket Arena In Closed Beta

"Nexon and Final Strike Games are revealing Rocket Arena, a first-person multiplayer shooter game where nobody dies.” reported by VentureBeat.  Nexon’s latest title is ahead of schedule in its third phase of closed beta and receiving fantastic feedback from their player base.

Concept Art House worked closely with First Strike Games to develop character concepts during early preproduction. Building game’s identity is one of the most exciting tasks for our artists. 

CAH worked with Final Strike Games on early character concepts such as Kayi.

CAH worked with Final Strike Games on early character concepts such as Kayi.

“Expanding our portfolio of Nexon’s games is always an honor. Furthermore, joining forces with industry veterans from Final Strike Games was an amazing experience. We hope to see this game exceed all expectations,” KJ, VP of Production at CAH.