London-based art outsourcing group Opus Artz – which has recently produced concept art for Bioshock 2 – is the latest company to join games industry group Tiga.
The firm has international clients based in the film, game and publishing industries, with services ranging from key art to industrial design and concept art.
As well as providing its services for Bioshock 2, the group is also playing a part in Southpeak Interactive’s Edge of Twilight project.
The company’s founder, Dr Chee Ming Wong, said the group wanted to join Tiga to “raise the profile of video games as the 8th art”, and at the same time linked that concept to a speech made by Denis Dyack.
“There is phenomenal talent in our industry and the visual beauty of some games can literally take your breath away,” added Ming Wong.
“We would like to see more done to promote video games as a medium which inspires, immerses and enthrals its users, rather than simply as a pure entertainment platform."