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DC Universe: The Art and Design of Sony Online Entertainment

July 9th, 2012 |

On March 15, 2011, Platt College San Diego students were given the exclusive opportunity to embark on another incredible journey. Last time the journey took them to the land of Tron: Legacy. This time, our students were immersed in the world of DC Universe Online. Presented by the kind folks at Sony Online Entertainment, the Art & Design of DC Universe Online presentation was not to be missed. Visual Director, Mat Broome gave a digital guided tour of what it took to create an immersive massive multiplayer online title that lived up to the DC Comics brand. The presentation showcased various concept sketches of what Metropolis would look like in a game environment versus the comic form. Broome explained that the world they created had never really been shown in comics. So the task was to design specific details of everything in the city, from railways, government buildings to a simple burger shack. Concept sketches of Jim Lee’s vision of the characters were shown for the first time to the public, with two amazing cinematic trailers, developed by Blur Studios, shown to cap the event off. Did we mention giveaways were handed out at the end of this event? Platt College San Diego would like to thank Sony Online Entertainment for the exciting behind-the-scenes look at the making of DC Universe Online. EVENT – March 15th, 2011 Sony Online Entertainment: The Art and Design of DC Universe Online Platt Students and Graduates Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 * 3:30PM – 5:00PM Platt College San Diego * General Education Purple Room Developing a unique look and atmosphere in one of the most popular MMO, Massively Multiplayer Online, titles of this year has to be the challenge of a lifetime. Utilizing the latest technology and creating a fun game is one thing, but to create a game that does justice to the legendary characters of DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.), is another. On March 15th, Platt College San Diego invites our students and graduates to come and get an inside look at the art and design behind one of the most successful MMO’s of 2011, Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online! Platt students and graduates will get an in-depth look at the design process as well as the conceptual artwork of our beloved iconic superheroes of our time.  

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