View Full Version : Borderlands :: Game Production Focus

07 July 2009, 06:50 AM
Hey there,

Creating a whole landscape and population of Borderlands was a keen job by any stretch of the imagination. To rebuild it in a whole new style was something else again. Gearbox Art Director of Borderlands, Brian Martel, took time out to give us a deep look into the development of this enormous endeavor. Click the image. (

07 July 2009, 08:11 AM
Cool article. I have been looking forward to this game since I saw the trailer awhile back. I really like the style they are shooting for.


07 July 2009, 08:11 AM
Awesome-o !!

I cant wait to play this...guns guns..the new style looks great too :thumbsup:

Thanks for the article Paul

- Ty

Psionic Design
07 July 2009, 09:11 AM
Great article and very interesting looking game, looking forward to playing it!!

07 July 2009, 01:06 PM
The article is pretty neat. thanks


07 July 2009, 01:44 PM
Really like the cell shading look, I'd consider that a real success.

07 July 2009, 04:14 PM
Sweet this game looks awesome. I'm glad they mentioned the outsource house i work at, it was a blast to work with gearbox. Everybody buy their game:applause:

07 July 2009, 04:53 PM
Looks Great! I love this style so much! :buttrock:

07 July 2009, 05:08 PM
Nice one, looking forward to this title.


07 July 2009, 08:38 PM
nice work, the since the trailer i couldn't wait neither..

07 July 2009, 02:45 AM
Wow, looks terrible. This game sets CG in games back ten years at least.

07 July 2009, 03:32 AM
Wow, looks terrible. This game sets CG in games back ten years at least.

It's not my favourite style either, but... yeah, um... that doesn't make much sense. You do realise not all games from now on will use this style, right? :curious: How is this going to set back game graphics by ten years or more?

07 July 2009, 03:55 PM
Wow, looks terrible. This game sets CG in games back ten years at least.

I couldnt disagree more. Cutting edge techniques were still used to create these assets. Not to mention that it expands the artistic aspect of gaming into a broader range visually. Same as having a live action movie, anime, cartoon, cg, or something very stylized such as 300. Not everything has to look like COD4. For someone on an art forum that was a very close minded comment.

07 July 2009, 04:05 PM
Same technique used in Prince of persia.. Shell Shading. ;)

08 August 2009, 01:47 PM
Art style: bad decision.This image ( looks rather lame. i mean, where's the cutting edge there where the arms is bending like 10 years ago ? Overall I am no fan of cleshading with soft gradients.Red Steel 2 looks better and more consistent, IMO.

08 August 2009, 09:02 PM
What I know is that I like this cell shading style and by what I saw from the trailer it looks really cool. :D

Congratulations for the team and best wishes to everybody here,

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