Look at my beautiful children

I spent the better part of fall in L.A. working onsite with Mobius Digital on Outer Wilds, and one of the best parts of being there, besides being able to watch playtesting in-person, was getting to see the characters take on their final shape and form, thanks to the tireless efforts of the art and animation teams. (Really, the title of this post should say "OUR beautiful children," but using "our" out of context like that seemed alarmingly vague.)

It's been an incredibly cool experience seeing characters I've written receive nuanced appearances that reflect their personalities, occupations, and interests, and I'm grateful that Mobius has been so willing to include me in character design. That said, it's obviously the art team who are responsible for OW's characters looking so good! I'm not just trying to flatter them; art's been doing utterly stunning work (and they're all lovely human beings, to boot!).

On that note, freakishly talented concept artist Sebastian Kings made this beautiful holiday "card" with some of our beloved Hearthians on it, and I can't stop geeking out over it. Just look at them!