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Orc by manmonkee Orc :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 27 1 Valkerie by manmonkee Valkerie :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 10 0 Dredd by manmonkee Dredd :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 7 1 Thingy, by manmonkee Thingy, :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 3 2 Trio of Mayhem by manmonkee Trio of Mayhem :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 12 2 Revisiting the Past by manmonkee Revisiting the Past :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 12 11 Mutant Bat ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by manmonkee Mutant Bat ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 10 4 More Thud The Conqueror Craziness by manmonkee More Thud The Conqueror Craziness :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 10 2 IPhone game Conversation Heads by manmonkee IPhone game Conversation Heads :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 7 0 Rama by manmonkee Rama :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 12 0 50's Style pinup Redux by manmonkee 50's Style pinup Redux :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 5 1 MegaDrive Inspired game, THUD the Conqueror by manmonkee MegaDrive Inspired game, THUD the Conqueror :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 30 14 Extinction by manmonkee Extinction :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 17 4 Tee Design by manmonkee Tee Design :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 10 1 HolloweenComm by manmonkee HolloweenComm :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 8 2 Dragon Rider by manmonkee Dragon Rider :iconmanmonkee:manmonkee 5 1


Orome by faQy Orome :iconfaqy:faQy 197 10 pink girl by apterus pink girl :iconapterus:apterus 898 43 Garrett Steps by janaschi Garrett Steps :iconjanaschi:janaschi 1,575 102 Cover color 1 by naiiade Cover color 1 :iconnaiiade:naiiade 245 7 Mars station corridor 01 by Kurobot Mars station corridor 01 :iconkurobot:Kurobot 646 23 Suggestive Oil pastels W.I.P 2 by indi1288 Suggestive Oil pastels W.I.P 2 :iconindi1288:indi1288 27 9 FRAAK! by cub1k FRAAK! :iconcub1k:cub1k 20 0 Adamantine Hearts by alicexz Adamantine Hearts :iconalicexz:alicexz 4,567 148 Skips Soda Fountain by smalltownhero Skips Soda Fountain :iconsmalltownhero:smalltownhero 23 15 LADY WITH UMBRELLA by renatadomagalska LADY WITH UMBRELLA :iconrenatadomagalska:renatadomagalska 1,246 113 Natalie Portman? by aplicarte Natalie Portman? :iconaplicarte:aplicarte 170 29 Library on a Hill by Enemjay1987 Library on a Hill :iconenemjay1987:Enemjay1987 1 0 A Journey to India by phongduong A Journey to India :iconphongduong:phongduong 788 114 It's just a caterpillar... by TheNass It's just a caterpillar... :iconthenass:TheNass 859 249 The Count by RobbVision The Count :iconrobbvision:RobbVision 720 207 100 Bullets 92 cover by Devilpig 100 Bullets 92 cover :icondevilpig:Devilpig 597 33


I realize it ain't much but I've suprisingly not really done enviromental stuff before. So thought I'd start small and do more complicated stuff as I go along.


Dave Swan
United Kingdom
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.

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"
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!


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moldy23 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
hey ya still here where have ya been lately. had a few breakthroughs in modding recently 
DeviantPony1337 Featured By Owner Edited May 30, 2018
Question, what was Ferrock based off of?
Reidawen Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Excuse me Manmonkee may i ask you a pair of questions?
moldy23 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2018
Do you know anything about Battalion Wars 2 and its development that we dont already know
manmonkee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
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 :).
moldy23 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018
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
moldy23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
and the only reason battalion wars is dead is because Nintendo wouldn't let you innovate 
manmonkee Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
Well it's hard to critisize a company like Nintendo, The real reason BWii failed was there was no advertising for it, nobody knew it was out, It did get a few bad comments about being too level based and guiding the player too much but at the time Nintendo were more interesting in developing party games for casual Wii buyers. Expensive to make games like BWii didn't fit with there market.
      By the time BWii had been commissioned BWii was completely owned by the Big N, we had sold the game to them completely so they could do what they liked with it, even give it to another company. Remember Core owned Tomb Raider?,,,
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moldy23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
why isnt nintendo just errrggghhhh what about the 4 player mode ive been trying to get that working again
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