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Concept and general artist for the video games industry, going it alone now, will work for food.

Worked for several companies, Perfect Entertainment, IG, KUJU, Did everything from Wolverine on the Mega Drive to BWii on the Wii with Discworld, Fifa, and SEGA Manx TT inbetween amongst several others .

2002 - 2009
KUJU : Sole in house designer working on the Nintendo franchise Battalion Wars and US TV spin-off game Dancing With the Stars

1996 - 2001
Intelligent Games: character visualization development for the FIFA franchise

1992 – 1996
Perfect Entertainment: during this time worked for a short period with SEGA Japan due to Perfect Entertainments relationship with them. I was sent for a three month secondment to the Australian branch of the company as in-house art lead working on high profile games such as Sega Manx TT.


daveswan21@hotmail.com

Current Residence: London Crystal Palace
Favourite style of art: Love and Rockets
Personal Quote: " don't flatter yourself, it's not sticking out!, it's hanging out"

Favourite Visual Artist
The bloke who did the Poster for St Ives, And of course the god of art, Norman Rockwell.
Favourite Movies
The Thin Man
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Eddie Hinton, Annette Hanshaw
Favourite Writers
Jamie Hernandez
Favourite Games
Assault Suit Valken
Tools of the Trade
Wacom

Devious Journal Entry

Devious Journal Entry

Jesus! lifes a funny thing, you get fucked over by someone who's meant to be a mate, so badly you never talk to them again and then 15 years later your reading the Top 100 most power women in Britain list an guess who's there!. SHEEEESH!

Devious Journal Entry

Devious Journal Entry

Been workin in the games industry and freelance for about 20 years and considering 90% of jobs are based on a verbal contract I've never actually been stiffed, A remarkable testament to the Moral fortitude and honesty of most people, that record is unblemished,,,,, untill now.   A kid from deviant art asked me to do a tattoo design for him based on his idea, I charged him a paltry fee, a quarter of what I usually ask cos he's just a teenager, he loved it, loved it so much he's had it etched permanently on his skin, cost him $500 at the tattooists, I however am apparently beneath paying, yes! somebody can respect you're work yet disrespect t

Old games on Youtube

Old games on Youtube

Spent the last hour watching video's on Youtube about  the first game i did, Wolverine Adamantium Rage, Everybody was slagging it off, all quoting the mind numbing hard gameplay, I have to agree with them, thankfully most said the graphics are good. makes me wish maybe I'd taken a bit more notice of what people around me were doing rather than keeping my head down and hoping I didn't F it up, that's something to remember for the future.

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Knight Wars, Advance Wars: UnderFire, Battalion Wars, Battalion Wars 2. Never got to play half of these games but I still love them more than anything.❤️
hey ya still here where have ya been lately. had a few breakthroughs in modding recently 
Question, what was Ferrock based off of?
Excuse me Manmonkee may i ask you a pair of questions?
Do you know anything about Battalion Wars 2 and its development that we dont already know
Christ I could write a book on what you don't know, We wanted Aircraft carriers but Nintendo veto'd it, Originally the game was meant to be more open and freeform but Nintendo wanted a more Level by Level aproach, So many things and I can't remember half of them. John Kerry was the original inspiration for Colonel Austin, he had a pipe that blew bubbles ( pipe veto'd by Big N), then people started argueing about him, I said " If we make him black nobody will complain" ( Sarcastically), the lead loved that Idea. And so on and so on, The F1's about to start so maybe I can try and remember stuff latter, Sooo many years ago :).
do you remember anything about the online co-op mission that had tundra and the solar empire in it with the solar dreadnought and spy blimps that was cut it was named MP16 in the files it just skips over it leading me to believe it was cut late in development it goes MP15,MP17