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The Pillars of Hell: Achieving the Artistic Vision of 'Diablo IV'

John Mueller  (Art Director, Blizzard Entertainmnet)

Location: Room 2001, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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

Topic: Production & Team Leadership, Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

This talk is dedicated to giving an inside look into the Art Direction of Diablo IV and how the Diablo art team developed a shared vision for one of the biggest games of 2023. This talk features John Mueller, Art Director for Diablo IV. He shares 5 processes utilized by the team to engage and grow a shared vision for one of gaming's biggest franchises.


This 60-minute lecture with Art Director, John Mueller about Diablo IV's Return to Darkness. The focus will be around tools and philosophies for building a shared vision. This session will include behind the scenes development of Lilith, the games iconic antagonist as well as video content for many of the game's art disciplines with 15 minutes of Q&A.

Intended Audience

This is intended for a general audience with a focus on art direction, team building, and leadership.

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