WIP Wednesday: Behind the Scenes of our latest Tap Cats Illustration

Check out the workflow behind our latest illustration for Tap Cats: Epic Card Battle!

Thumbnail Sketch

Our talented Art Director Cody starts of the process with a rough thumbnail sketch or two, feeling out the composition and making sure there’s a space to showcase our new logo!

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Layout Sketch

Once we’ve picked a thumbnail we like, the next step is to clean up the sketch, plan out the cats, and make sure the illustration will fit well for all our intended purposes. This one is going to be our social media header, and we want it to feature our whole cast of poster cats.

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Colour Sketch

Next up is a quick colour sketch to make sure all our colours and values are going to work in this composition:

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Line Art

And then the sketch gets cleaned up into the final line work:

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Colour Block

Once the lines are ready to go they get handed over to one of our artists to colour, in this case our awesome artist Carmen! She starts of blocking in all the colours first to make sure everything is going according to plan. There’s a lot of cats and colours to organize in this image!

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Final Effects

And then we add the final effects to make this illustration the awesome social media banner we were hoping for! It’s a long process but it’s worth the effort. We hope you like it as much as we do!

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Global Launch: Tap Cats: Epic Card Battle!

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We are now officially launched world wide!!!

Classy Yak Game Studio and Screenzilla Entertainment celebrate the global launch of Tap Cats: Epic Card Battle, the first Collectable Card Game in the popular Tap Cats franchise. Epic Card Battle’s accessible deck building, strategic gameplay and beautiful hand-drawn art are sure to be a hit with casual and hardcore players alike. The game is now released worldwide, available on the App Store, Google Play, and Steam, with cross-play support between platforms.

Epic Card Battle stands apart by bringing ease of entry to the normally complex CCG genre. Making limitless choices in deck building is fun with themed cards and heroes guiding the way. Thoughtful mechanics like “Team Power” allow players to optimize their team’s performance, getting an edge on their opponents and no bad starting hands means every player has a shot at success through strategy alone.

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“We’re incredibly excited to unleash Tap Cats: Epic Card Battle to the world. A very special thanks to our passionate community for their feedback and help balancing and improving the game throughout development, turning it into a kickass card battler for everyone to enjoy,” says Sean Megaw, Game Director.

Not to be outdone on quality, Classy Yak’s art team made no compromises in delivering the most beautiful artwork for these battling cats.

“When creating this game, we wanted to make every character a work of art,” says Eva Toker, Creative Director. “All 200+ cats in the game are original designs, some inspired by pop culture, others by mythology or history. I’m proud of the game’s comic book style, a departure from all of the common medieval fantasy themes out there.”

While in-app purchases are available in Tap Cats: Epic Card Battle, players are able to earn every unique cat through dedicated play in the game’s campaign, quests, and PVP modes, with more cats being added each month. If you don’t have a favorite cat yet, you will! Post-launch, the game will be supported with regular updates and themed content. A few exciting upcoming features include “Clans”, where groups of players can square off against each other for rewards and bragging rights and “Story Mode”, where players will get the chance to learn more about the world of Tap Cats and what drives them.

With accessibility top of mind, Tap Cats: Epic Card Battle is available in English, French, German Italian, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese.

Halloween is coming...

Halloween Illustration, Linework by Cody Schroeder, Colour by Eva Toker

Halloween Illustration, Linework by Cody Schroeder, Colour by Eva Toker

We got to create a whole bunch of cool art for our Tap Cats: Battle Arena Halloween event this year. Check out what our artists have been up to:

Some process on our awesome Halloween Illustration:

Halloween Illustration Initial Sketch by Cody Schroeder

Halloween Illustration Initial Sketch by Cody Schroeder

Halloween Illustration Linework by Cody Schroeder

Halloween Illustration Linework by Cody Schroeder

We also got create a new Hero! Check out some of these concept sketches for Sister Felidae! You can unlock her in game and have her lead your spooky cats to victory!

Sketches by Cody Schroeder

Sketches by Cody Schroeder

We hope you enjoyed this behind the scenes sneak peak into our art process. Check out the game to see all of the Halloween art!

Happy Halloween!