Classic Games, Modern Art: i am 8-bit 2.007

Video games are like a cake. No matter how you approach it, there are certain things a developer needs to bake a warm, tasty interactive dessert. One of the most important ingredients is art. From concept art to bump mapped rocket launchers, the visuals have become such a staple for video games that companies spend millions of dollars just telling people that their graphics are the best. But in an age full of particle effects and bloom lighting, there is a rising force in the art world to remind us of the day's ruled by sprites and pixels. i am 8-bit is the showcase for these artists and the mastermind Jon Gibson is pushing these great art pieces into the main stream. For the third straight year Game Informer Online brings you the exclusive first look at what will await show-goers to the latest i am 8-bit exhibit.

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