Studio: Creative Assembly
Speakers: Steph Anderson
Creative Assembly is one of Europe’s leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Wargaming Alliance on Total War™: ARENA, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 500, amassed a wealth of awards, including recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards. www.creative-assembly.com
Steph is a VFX artist at Creative Assembly, currently working on the award-winning Total War: WARHAMMER series, with WARHAMMER II released last year. She graduated from Bournemouth University after studying Animation and Visual Effects for film and transitioned into real time vfx when she started at Creative Assembly as a Trainee VFX artist. She has since contributed to multiple projects, creating effects for spells, characters and environments.
Magic for Massive Battles in Total War: WARHAMMER II
Total War: WARHAMMER II is a strategy game of epic proportions; we’ll take a look into the techniques and challenges behind making realtime VFX for our large-scale fantasy battles! We will explore the design goals and technical methods behind making unique magical effects for characters, environments and spells.