10.17.12

How to make a videogame with clay

This is how you end up making a clay video game:

Most game artists are used to working with pixels and polygons, but what do you do when you're an artist just getting into development? If you're like Anders Gustafsson and Erik Zaring, you make your game out of clay.

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Both Gustafsson and Zaring had worked for years in traditional animation, and several years ago the pair decided to try something a bit out of their comfort zone. They wanted to create a video game, but without any formal training in game development, they decided to leverage their expertise and make all of its visuals by hand.

"The decision to make a game by hand wasn't much of a decision for me, because I don't really know how to do anything else but make things out of clay and cardboard," Zaring joked.

This video is long, but it thoroughly details the process of the games production (fullscreen for best performace).