Are you 'Game' for some Character Design?Kshiraj Telang is a game artist at Lakshya Digital (Gurgaon), one of the finest game development studio based in India where he works with and leads a team of highly skilled and talented video game artists. Together they create dazzling art for a variety of games ranging from AAA titles to social and casual games. At the recent NASSCOM GDC 2012, held in Pune, India, Kshiraj conducted an interesting session on ‘Character Development for Video Games’.
In this interview with AAA, Kshiraj shares his experience of presenting at the NGDC and designing his favourite characters for video games.
Sons of Ram - ReviewSons of Ram released today (2nd November) amidst far less hype than most of its predecessors. I was lucky to attend the first ever official screening
Chhota Bheem comes of ageIf you thought that the most popular cartoon character on Indian television was from Disney, think again. Because a chubby little boy in a dhoti from an imaginary Indian village called Dholakpur, has caught the fancy of kids all over India. Chhota Bheem is no doubt the first truly successful original Indian cartoon series that has seen the kind of popularity that has so far been accorded only to Disney and Hanna Barbera cartoons.
The Man Behind Simpoo Singh SodhiVaibhav Kumaresh is easily the most recognised face of Indian animation. At any animation festival or seminar, you will find him surrounded by throngs of starry-eyed, aspiring animators hounding him with questions. When not animatedly narrating his ideas, you will find him scribbling rapid sketches on sheets of paper, or tracing invisible characters in thin air.
Why Saif’s bark has no biteThe Indian film industry's obsession with superstars seems to have infected animation too, with big names being sought after not only for dubbing Hollywood blockbusters in Hindi but also for original Indian animated films. Several big stars have been roped in by producers to lend their voices to animated characters, in the mistaken belief that the mere presence of Bollywood stars will increase the marketability of a film.
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