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I got a job at Gameloft as a pixel artist like a couple of months ago at the studio in Madrid, and today was my first day :s I was really nervous and embarrased, but the people there seem really good guys and great artists.

Well, so far I don't seem to be doing any pixel sprites.. which confused me a bit o_o but I guess it's kinda early to judge, I'm gonna suffer a lot if there isn't really any pixel involved! Hopefully I can catch with the other people at the studio, this is actually my first full time job too.

Let's see how everything goes >_> if it's a disaster I can allways do uhh... programming... maybe, I got my degree not long ago.
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AlbertoV Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bueno, esto veo que es súper antiguo, pero ¿sigues en Gameloft? ¿Podrías comentar tus experiencias brevemente? Siempre me he preguntado qué juegos comerciales habrán tenido el honor de usar tus gráficos (exceptuando el CSW) :D
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Si, sigo en Gameloft como artista 2d.
La verdad es que al principio aprendi muchas tecnicas y herramientas que me ayudaron mucho para probar nuevas cosas y hacer mi trabajo mas rapido y mejor, pero ultimamente apenas aprendo nada y siento que me he estancado, practicamente me paso el dia implementando assets de otros artistas... llega a ser un poco frustrante. El ambiente de trabajo es lo mejor que tiene, la verdad.
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Umerean Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hi, i work at Gameloft too :P (Montreal).
I don't know for other studios, but we in Montreal don't make games in pixel art anymore (well at least it seems so); in consequence, most of the pixel artists that were here had to learn 3D.
But they must have told you what there were hiring you for, didn't they? :P
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The position was for "Pixel Artist" but in my opinion it would be more accurate to call it just "2D Artist"... though in the Barcelona studio they seem to be doing still a tiny bit of pixelart.

I wouldn't really mind learning 3D though :P
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thUg-inc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
^^ So I know your producer, Alex, I was at GL Paris with him.
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Which Alex? there are several here xD
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thUg-inc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Studio manager now in fact; I think, Alexandre Besenval
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes, pretty much everyone's boss around here. So do you work/worked in Gameloft too?
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thUg-inc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have worked for GL Berlin (Closed now) then GL Paris for 2 years. And now, I was looking for a job and succeed test for GL Madrid 6 month ago too, but I've never called them back because finaly my girlfriend can't move from Paris, so I'm happy they took a guy with such skill like you. Hope you'll enjoy working there like I've enjoyed working in GL Paris ^^
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Even if I'm not doing any pixel art at all so far and the project we started isn't exactly.. my taste, I do actually really enjoy working there. It's still such a shame that they refuse so hard to make true pixel art games...
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ChainOfStances Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Congratulations man, your living a dream i wanted, soon... soon, im studying at gracom, they need a pixel artist and theres only oner person who can do that there... i know theyl hire me... i just know!

well anwyays XD best of luck on your work man, your an amazing spriter
Best wishes from,
Stances
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Tanspriter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
They're lucky to have you! Congrats!
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Cheila Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
In my first full time job I was hired as a pixel artist too, but the people in the company didn't really understand what pixel art was... For a whole year I was working on porting the graphics of a PC game for a DS version, but the game ended up being canceled! It was frustrating :(
Now I'm working as Art Lead in the same game company, but we make boring, non-pixel art games ^^;
Oh well, it could be worse. At least I can make a living using Photoshop :P
But you're an awesome pixel artist >.< I hope they make you do an awesome pixel art game!
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah... according to the people there, pixel art games are just dissappearing, specially from casual games... it's a shame ._.
Just for curiosity, for which Gameloft studio are you working?
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Cheila Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Uh no, the company where I'm working is GameInvest, not GameLoft ^^;
Gameloft ALMOST opened a studio here in Portugal and I applied, but they ended up not opening the studio T_T
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, my mistake sorry
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I get the feeling I'm not going to do any sprites geez ;_; I'm ten years late!
Still I'm learning new things every day, but a bit shy with the people there... please forgive me ._.
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Pablocomics Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D No te preocupes, tienes talento de sobra. Además siempre puedes preguntar a Laura o a cualquiera de los del "Pink" studio :D
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Vaya gracias Pablo n_n' Laura me estubo enseñando galerias vuestras para ir cotilleando, muy buena la tuya creo que ya habia visto antes alguna ilustracion y sprite tuyo.

Aunque me sabe mal un poco por Laura tener que cargar con un noob como yo asi nada mas entrar pero me esforzare para aprender rapido xD
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smilout Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Juas, hablando de mi a mis espaldas! jajajaja

Nada hombre como ya has visto, no te hacemos falta para nada :P
El comentario ya veo que tiene unas semanillas.. y has visto que yo tambien pregunto bastante, aunque lleve mas tiempo en la empresa creo que tengo bastante mas de nob en cuanto a pixel, que tu XD.
Al final vamos a aprender mucho entre todos eso seguro, y me alegra mucho ^^
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lo que mas vamos a aprender es ingles yo creo xD
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smilout Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
jajaja a este paso aprende antes Mathias españolo, (o su jerga autoctona)
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Pablocomics Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Pues nada, tienes más grafistas a los que preguntar, así que distribuye tus preguntas entre todos :D
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LynxKano Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Congrats and have fun!=)
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Lacroa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That is funny where you applied as a pixel artist and not doing pixel art at all. Hopefully you'll blend in well! I heard about Gameloft's...way of treating its employees are pretty brutal though like golding (telling the deadline is at x date but then it's actually weeks later) sort of thing. Hopefully you have better luck 'v')/
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smashmusashi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
that's great but will it slow you guy down on your project card sagas wars?
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Congrats :)
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leomon32 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Good good awesome !
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FF69 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
uaahh tio me alegra muchísimo que hayas encontrado trabajo de lo que te gusta, me dan ganas de intentar buscar trabajo en compañías de videojuegos... en serio, ver que se puede conseguir un trabajo en esto del mundo de los videojuegos en España me motiva ^^. Suerte en el curro!
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DarkLordGanondorf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Vaya en Madrid? Yo me mudo a madrid para esudiar diseño y desarrollo de videojuegos este año. Que suerte que tengas un trabajo en el mundillo ya, con eso se empieza y ganas experiencia. Suerte en tu carrera ^^
~envidia~
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MatthewWolfbane Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, you're alive.
Well, hope it pays well and you find something you can work with.
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Keikuina Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Gratz ;D
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conanthewolfboy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Congratulations!! ^^ So what games has Game Loft designed before?
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MatthewWolfbane Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
They did the mobile version of Assassin's Creed, and a fair list of other games on the Wikipedia page.
[link]
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conanthewolfboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Ohhhhh, I just became very jealous of this company because they made Prince of Persia XD
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MatthewWolfbane Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hell, with the shitload of money Angry Birds got as a mobile game I could easily understand trying to get into mobile games for profit.
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El-Sato Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
yo aplique para ese trabajo a principio del año (hace raaato) y fui aceptado pero al final decidi no mudarme a madrid xD nos habriamos cruzado o algo lol
weno buena suerte!
(creo q ahora se a que vino la pirata esa q pusiste xD a mi me pidieron una en la prueba que te hacen, entre otras cosas, supongo q sera de eso)
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pues seguramente estarías donde yo, o quiza los dos no se xD Pero hay buen ambiente tendrias ke haber venido
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Muigi01 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
It's doubtful their business practices will change with you aboard, but I do hope your job goes for the better from here on out. :)
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Nico900Royalti Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
el wn cabron, te felicito, sabia que lograrias algo asi tarde o temprano
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Shiroyama03 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on your new job. ^^
Hope you can dish them out with your great pixel-mastery!!! ^^
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NewTree Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Felicitaciones! debe ser genial trabajar de lo que te gusta (:
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CraigWinslow Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
congrats dude thats friggen awesome you need to post me links to games you work on in the future
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KonekoRyu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   General Artist
o_o super congrats! what was your spritng portfolio like? or did ya just show 'em your page?
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just showed them the Deviantart gallery and some videos of our Card Sagas Wars project. They also asked me to do a graphic test.
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Shibuyah-kun Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that sounds fun--good luck with your new job. :3
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WhoAteTheWaffles Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Congrats! :D
Wishing you the best of luck on your new job! :hug:
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TarodZ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
OH MAN GAMELOFT
They guys who take 2D sprites and make them > 3D!
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TidalNight Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Congratulations :) Hope you enjoy it there.
And with regards to the position and title, many studios aren't extremely strict with people and their positions - i.e. they won't have a pixel artist doing -only- pixel work the whole time. There's usually more to work than just pushing pixels.

Most of my friends in the industry end up taking on many other tasks than just art. I myself was in an illustrator position, and have found myself doing almost everything from concept design to programming and animation - ended up really expanding my skills.

From a company's perspective too, it's always beneficial to grow their employees too. :) So go with it, and do your best, good luck mate.
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AbyssWolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's actually really helpful, thanks!
Of course, I was also looking foward to expand my knowledge before entering, since working in different enviroments is really good for advancing foward as an artist and as a person.
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