When I first launched this section of my site, I had a nice writeup here on how I've always loved the art of videogames, and how I've been incredibly fortunate to acquire a small collection of production art while working in the games industry. I believe there was also a mention of my gratitude for the generosity of the artists and designers who gifted me with these pieces over the years, and my hopes that all of them are doing well and still creating wonderful art, whether for games or some other field entirely.
Unfortunately, a mere week or so after penning this explanatory introduction (or introductory explanation?), I somehow managed to overwrite it with a blank template file, thus forever consigning my former words to the digital abyss.
One of these days, I shall rewrite the Game Art intro, and hopefully it will sound as heartfelt and cheerful as did its previous incarnation. For now, I scribble this placeholder and struggle to resist a near-crippling temptation to archive in writing the thoughts which passed through my mind on discovering that my previous text was irrevocably lost. (To summarize, much of it involved scatalogical improbabilities and the misuse of farm animals.)
I do firmly remember one thing, though -- I ended it with a hope that everyone who visits here will enjoy this "behind the scenes" look into the artistic process of game creation. It's a creative endeavor that has always fascinated me, but which is only rarely seen by the games' eventual players. Hence this gallery.
Note: all images in the Game Art section of this website are copyright by the development or publishing companies who own the games for which they were created. All non-Japanese images are used here by permission of either the company or the artist. Art from Japanese games is used without permission, with the understanding that I will remove it from my site without hesitation if the copyright owner so requests. PLEASE DO NOT REPRODUCE OR REPOST ANY OF THESE IMAGES WITHOUT PERMISSION. Thank you!