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Building a Playground: Concept Art for Parkour Gameplay in 'Dying Light 2 Stay Human'

Katarzyna Zielińska  (Lead Concept Artist, Techland)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

Creating FPP open-world games with a freedom of traversing that comes with parkour gameplay is one of the biggest challenges that a Concept Artist could face. This presentation describes, in-depth, the process of creating gameplay visuals for Dying Light 2 Stay Human from the Environment Concept Art team perspective. Katarzyna Zielińska, Lead Concept Artist at Techland, talks through the creative and art direction, and how the team reconciled them with the gameplay idea of a giant playground. What's more, Katarzyna presents the pipelines and good work habits that were built during the production of Dying Light 2 Stay Human. Each part is supported by concept art examples, gameplay videos, and screenshots.


Attendees will learn the importance of a deeply analytical approach in Concept Art when designing gameplay objects. It simplifies the process and ensures creativity in the relevant area.

Intended Audience

This is for for Concept Art teams working on vast open-world AAA games. It covers executive concept art pipelines used in Dying Light 2 Stay Human. Project context will be provided, so no prerequisite knowledge is needed.

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