Create an atmospheric game environment

Game art: Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Artist Tony Zhou Shuo explains how he creates a moonlit scene in historical London

When creating game art, atmosphere is key – and even the best photo editing software and Illustrator tutorials can't do that for you. This piece was created to establish the mood and important gameplay elements in Assassin's Creed Syndicate's Tower of London mission.

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Tony Zhou Shuo is a concept artist who worked on Assassin's Creed Unity and Syndicate while at Ubisoft Singapore.