God of War Ragnarök

SIEE / SANTA MONICA 2018 – 2020

Horizon Forbidden West

SIEE / GUERRILLA / 2017 – 2020

COD BLACK OPS IV

ACTIVISION / TREYARCH / 2017 – 2018

HORIZON ZERO DAWN

SIEE / GUERRILLA / 2017 – 2020

GAME OF THRONES

HBO / FIRE & BLOOD / 2011 – 2018

COD BLACK OPS III

ACTIVISION / TREYARCH / 2015

RYSE SON OF ROME

MICROSOFT / CRYTEK / 2010 – 2012

SHADOW OF WAR

WARNER BROS. / MONOLITH / 2016

Service

We offer creative development, design direction, concept art and marketing art
to game developers, publishers and movie companies.

IP DEVELOPMENT

Define the creative DNA of the property, which informs all subsequent design decisions

CASE STUDIES

Albion Online

CREATIVE CONTENT CO-DEVELOPMENT

Develop content and plot ideas
to bring virtual world to life

CASE STUDIES

Horizon Forbidden West

ART DIRECTIONS

Supervise internal and external art departments to maintian the vision of the project

CASE STUDIES

Ryse –  Son of Rome

CONCEPT ART

Create visual designs and benchmark pieces
to inspire, define or market the final product

CASE STUDIES

Game of Thrones, S2-7
Killzone Series
Horizon Series
COD: Black Ops Series
Anno Series

STYLEGUIDES AND TRAINING

Develop content and plot ideas for the virtual world

CASE STUDIES

Albion online
Audi Virtual Showroom

DESIGN
units

To solve the unique challenges that each project represents, we set up design units: A tailor-made team of our in-house directors and internal and external design experts from the fields of production design, illustration, creative writing, sculpting, technical art, graphic design and many more

DESIGN
DIRECTORS

Nils Malte Carstens
Benjamin Schulte
Henrik Bolle
Floris Didden


PRODUCERS

MICAH DANG

Robert Auls

PROJECT
INQUIRIES

eMail:
contact at karakter dot de

Call:
0049-30-311 737 45

KARAKTER design studio GmbH
Saarbrücker Str.24
10405 Berlin
Germany

Our general terms and
conditions apply.

CRITICAL
ACCLAIM

Since 2008, KARAKTER has been contributing to internationally acclaimed franchises. Here is a selection of the awards we have either helped to win, or have won directly:

2009
2010
2012
2013
2014
2014
2015
2016
2018
2018
2023

ANNO 1404
THE SETTLERS 7
Game of Thrones S2
Game of Thrones S3
Game of Thrones S4
KILLZONE – Shadow Fall
RYSE – Son of Rome
HORIZON – Zero Dawn
HORIZON – Zero Dawn
HORIZON – Zero Dawn
GOD OF WAR – Ragnarök

Red Dot Design Award
Red Dot Design Award
Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
IGN
German Developer Award
Gamescom 2016
SXSW
14.th BAFTA Game Awards
26.th DICE Awards

Best of the best grand prix
Best of the best grand prix
Outstanding Visual FX
Outstanding Visual FX
Outstanding Visual FX
Best PS4 Graphics
Best Graphics
Best Vision
Excellence in Visual Ac.
Original Property
Best Art Direction

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