Beyblade Evolution is Rising Star Games Nintendo 3DS version of the hugely popular Beyblade toy game and is released as a Solus edition and as a Collector’s Edition, which comes packaged with a Beyblade toy. The title required design and artworking to Nintendo grids with titlesheets, cart labels, manuals, quick start guides, AR cards and a bespoke outer pack to hold the additional toy. The title was also localised for Europe, North and South America.
Fink were called in to help Bethesda’s team with the artworking and localisation of the Dishonored GOTY release for PS3, Xbox and Games for Windows PC. We also produced an assortment of localised banners, site skins and print adverts.
The London Games Festival Art Exhibition was curated by Ukie as part of The London Games Festival, celebrating the culture of games and the hugely creative talent within the interactive entertainment industry. The art exhibition was held at City hall and was supported by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and brought together a unique collection of game art featuring some never-before-seen pieces from the world of games. The majority of the art on display in the collection was available to buy through an online auction, with all proceeds going to SpecialEffect, a unique charity doing whatever it takes to help everyone with disabilities to have a better quality of life through games, art and technology.
Fink Creative have worked with Ukie for quite a few years and were more than happy to help out with the website, online auction and promotional elements, in addition Fink donated and created a press advert for the games trade publication (MCV) to help promote the event and the all important auction.
Check out the Art Exhibition at www.londongamesart.com
Fink have worked with the Mastertonic Group ever since their creation in 2006 and over the years have worked on many, many titles including their latest releases for the classic brands of Sniper Elite, Serious Sam and Worms. These titles needed a wide range of skills from cover design, artwork and localisation through to sales sheets, adverts, web banners and a microsite.
The UK film and video industry regulator, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), is responsible for the national classification of films within the United Kingdom and are the instigators of the age ratings that we all see and use daily to guide us on film suitability. The BBFC initially approached Fink in order to educate the public on the correct use of age ratings and why they are there through a range of websites and media.
The CBBFC website: The BBFC tasked us with creating a website, to educate primary children on film classification, in a fun way. Based on the BBFC building, the site uses illustration and animation to create an enticing experience, including competitions, film clips, review submissions and an educational tool in classroom sessions.
The SBBFC website: Fink also undertook the student site – targeting GCSE, A-Level and Degree students. The site needed to be different in style and contains many resources, presented in a stylish, easy to navigate format.
The PBBFC website: The aim of this site was to inform parents about current film ratings, and has proved to be a popular asset, often quoted by film reviewer Mark Kermode on BBC Radio.
Over the many years of working with Just Flight we must have designed software packaging for just about every type of aircraft there is, from World War I fighters to modern day fly-by-wire airliners, from scenery add-ons to local flying clubs, and everything inbetween. Titles do vary in their needs but most will require a titlesheet cover and reverse design, logo design, a detailed technical manual, dvd label, sales sheet, online banners, press advertising and localisation.
Just Flight have been the leading name in Flight Simulation Software for over 10 years now and Fink have worked with them right from the beginning, being responsible for their graphic and web output, from the design of the Just Flight logo and stationery and the creation of the Just Flight brand, through to the recent redesign of their website (working alongside their own team of developers) and promotion of their latest products through a printed and online brochure.
Visit Just Flight at www.justflight.com
Rising Star Games latest release is Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut for PS3. This is the director’s (Swery) cut following on from the cult success of the original Deadly Premonition Xbox release (which we also worked on). Fink designed the PS3 packaging of titlesheets, labels, promos and manuals, and localised the packaging for Europe, Australasia and the US. Fink also completed trade adverts, banners and a responsive microsite with ordering capabilities for all territories.
Check out the Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut microsite here.
Rising Star Games is a games publisher who releases the best of Japanese games into the European, Australian and North American markets on Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, 3DS and DS, Sony PlayStation 3 and Vita.
RSG have used Fink Creative on a wide range of their games over the years including Little Kings Story, Deadly Premonition, No More Heroes 2, Virtues Last Reward, The King of Fighters XIII, To-Fu, Carrier Command, Cradle of Rome 2 and numerous Harvest Moon and Hello Kitty titles. The skills required have included full cover design, illustration (for To-fu), artworking to the console grids, localisation for European and US territories, amendments through the submission process and supply of print ready hires files. With many, many years of experience and knowledge under our belts, our console artworking projects run extremely smoothly and are consistently approved, with minimal fuss, by the platform holders, during submission, this not only includes the European (PEGI, USK) and Australian (OFLC) SKUs, but also the USA, Canada and Mexico (ESRB) versions too.
RSG also uses Fink for the online marketing campaigns on select releases, requesting flash banners and site takeovers for use online and 3D banners for Nintendo’s eshop.
Many people recognises the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) age rating symbols at the start of a film but most people don’t really understand how and why a film gets it’s rating.
This is why the BBFC decided to educate schools and colleges on their rating system through a a DVD pack, promotional leaflet and college classroom poster, using film images within the design to grab the viewers attention and highlight the BBFC’s role within the entertainment sector.