Creating the art of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader - "one picture is better than a thousand words"

Owlcat Games has become one of the best studios around when it comes to adapting beloved tabletop role-playing games to console and PC. The team has found a natural fit turning recognised series into immersive RPGs, and a part of this success is down to the beautiful concept art and art design. 

With an keen eye for recreating Games Workshop's exquisite fantasy art and realising it as complex RPGs, the latest tabletop game to be brought to a wider audience by this team is Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader. Unusual in the genre, Rogue Trader doesn't enable players to coast through its Warhammer 40K worlds as a bog-standard warrior, but in the shiny shoes of the titular Rogue Trader, heir to the von Valancius dynasty, a high noble and someone with huge wealth in this game's Warhammer 40K universe.  

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.