I quite liked Offworld Trading Company, and part of that was down to how good the game looked. For what could have been a very dry game (it’s basically a stock market simulator), it looks great, almost cute, with a wonderful, toy-like quality to the units and landscape.
So it’s a pleasure to be able to highlight a bunch of the game’s art (and artists) with this Fine Art feature.
While most people know OTC was designed by Civ IV’s Soren Johnson, its art team also has experience with Sid Meier’s series: art director Dorian Newcomb held the same role on Civ V, environment artist Erik Ehoff did Civ V’s wonder concepts and paintings and Jason Pastrana—who did OTC’s posters—designed all the buttons for Civ V.
The final member of OTC’s art team, Bryce Homick, also used to work at Firaxis; designing a lot of this game’s buildings, he had previously done similar stuff on XCOM, where he worked on the game’s base.
Below you’ll find a wide range of art done for OTC’s development, ranging from environmental pieces to character art to unit design.
To see the larger pics in all their glory (or, if they’re big enough, so you can save them as wallpaper), click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner.
Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line!