Gamasutra Interview: On Building The Dark World Of Drawn

Gamasutra: Big Fish Games is best known as a PC downloadable casual game portal, but the well-funded Seattle-headquartered company has its own internal development studio.

One of the PC game series produced by that studio, Drawn, starting with Drawn: The Painted Tower, has a surprisingly rich and creative aesthetic for the world of casual games, which is often stereotyped as simpler and more approachable.

Recently, Gamasutra had a chance to speak to art director Brian Thompson and senior producer Chris Campbell about the second Drawn game, Dark Flight, which blends rich illustrations with a dark fairytale atmosphere [YouTube trailer] to produce a game that has a heritage in classic PC adventures -- but which the developers say is not beholden to standard design expectations.

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