Welcome to this Art Blast celebrating the art of Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes. This game was made during unprecedented times, mainly from home, but is a testament to the commitment of the creative teams to make this work.
House of Ashes drops players into the ruins of a 4,000-year-old temple, where a squad of marines must fight for survival against a horde of monstrous, underworld creatures. The game is set near the close of the 2003 Iraq War, but the temple itself dates back to the ancient Mesopotamian Kingdom of Akkad. Our prologue hurls players back to this time, where they witness first-hand the ancient evil that King Naram-Sin brought down on his people.

To bring this world to life, we extensively studied ancient Mesopotamian architecture, dress, and headgear, filling in the gaps where necessary to create a realistic yet memorable look. Once the temple had been built, we had to age it appropriately for the modern-day sections of the game: shattering pillars, bringing down ceilings, and drowning corridors in sand.

The creation of the monsters presented unique challenges, as they had a set of very specific requirements, such as echolocation, flight, and the need for strong visual nods to classic vampire mythology. The ecology of the creatures – and the dark secrets of their origin – play a vital role in the story of the game, so extra effort was needed to ensure each part of their design remained true to the lore. Animating these monsters mixed motion capture and hand-keyed animation to create a creature that is predatory, scary, and inhuman.

We want to thank all of the fantastic artists and animators who have helped make this game possible.

David Hirst, Art Director
The Dark Pictures Anthology, Supermassive Games

Art Direction

Lee Robinson – Production Design Director

Lee Robinson – Production Design Director – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Lee Robinson – Production Design Director – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Concept Artists

James Ives – Senior Concept Artist

James Ives – Senior Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

James Ives – Senior Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

James Ives – Senior Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

James Ives – Senior Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Charlie Scott – Lead Concept Artist

Charlie Scott – Lead Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Charlie Scott – Lead Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Charlie Scott – Lead Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Charlie Scott – Lead Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Charlie Scott – Lead Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Charlie Scott – Lead Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Charlie Scott – Lead Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Charlie Scott – Lead Concept Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Character Artists

Chris Young – Lead Character Artist

Chris Young – Lead Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Chris Young – Lead Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Chris Young – Lead Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Chris Young – Lead Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Chris Young – Lead Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Chris Young – Lead Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Chris Young – Lead Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Chris Young – Lead Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Tibi Neag – Senior Character Artist

Tibi Neag – Senior Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Tibi Neag – Senior Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Tibi Neag – Senior Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Tibi Neag – Senior Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Tibi Neag – Senior Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Tibi Neag – Senior Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Tibi Neag – Senior Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Tibi Neag – Senior Character Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Enviroment

Monika Milkova – Senior Environment Artist

Monika Milkova – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Monika Milkova – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Monika Milkova – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Monika Milkova – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Monika Milkova – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Monika Milkova – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Monika Milkova – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Monika Milkova – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Dominic Dalseme – Environment Artist

Dominic Dalseme – Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Dominic Dalseme – Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Julie Savage – Senior Environment Artist

Julie Savage – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Julie Savage – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Julie Savage – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Julie Savage – Senior Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Ashley Francis – Environment Artist

Ashley Francis – Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Ashley Francis – Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Ashley Francis – Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Ashley Francis – Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Ashley Francis – Environment Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Animation

Yuriy Fomin – Senior Animator



Yuriy Fomin – Senior Animator – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Lighting

Jake Missing – Lighting Artist

Jake Missing – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jake Missing – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jake Missing – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jake Missing – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jake Missing – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jake Missing – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jake Missing – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jake Missing – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jenny Ching-Ya Yang – Senior Lighting Artist

Jenny Ching-Ya Yang – Senior Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jenny Ching-Ya Yang – Senior Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jenny Ching-Ya Yang – Senior Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jenny Ching-Ya Yang – Senior Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jenny Ching-Ya Yang – Senior Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jenny Ching-Ya Yang – Senior Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jenny Ching-Ya Yang – Senior Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Jenny Ching-Ya Yang – Senior Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Thomas Djalloul – Lighting Artist

Thomas Djalloul – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Thomas Djalloul – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Thomas Djalloul – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Thomas Djalloul – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Thomas Djalloul – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Thomas Djalloul – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Thomas Djalloul – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

Thomas Djalloul – Lighting Artist – Supermassive Games – House of Ashes

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