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Bastion Arrives by JenZee Bastion Arrives by JenZee
It's FINALLY here, guys! BASTION!!! I am so excited to announce that Bastion, the fruit of a small group of dedicated game devs' passionate labor is finally available on XBLA at this very moment :D!

Thank you for all your guys' support through my silent disappearances whilst toiling away on this project. At the very least, if you have the time I'd love for you guys to give the trial a go and see if you like it! Hint-hint - the trial is free ;D!

A little background: I had the fantastic opportunity to function as the Art Director and sole 2D artist on the team :D! For better or for worse, all environmental art, UI, textures, and many of the designs were created within the last year!

Thanks guys, and if you get the chance to play it, I genuinely hope you enjoy your journey ;D!

//Edit: Amazing! Thank you so much for the Daily Deviation <3! I'm floored to be receiving all the incredibly positive response to Bastion... You guys are amazing, and are huge inspirations and motivators for my work <3!
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Given 2012-01-12
:iconcorade:
Corade Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student General Artist
One thing that impress me about our work are the colors. So powerful and alive, but they still blend nicely together. Thanks for sharing your work, it will inspire my color process on future drawings :) 
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:iconvagepaul:
vagepaul Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
COOLE GAME!!:D
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:iconarttraveller77:
ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool :)
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:iconstringthing87:
Stringthing87 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
I think it is wonderful.  If the game is anything as interesting as this painting I would love to play it.  Great work :).
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:iconguardipyro:
GuardiPyro Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Love your style very much! :love:
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:iconsweetangel0467:
sweetangel0467 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I so love your work! Mostly for your color use.
More games need this nice balance.
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:iconyvanya:
Yvanya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm playing Bastion now and this game is awesome !! thanks to you the graphism is beautiful :D
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:iconfirefly--serenity:
Firefly--Serenity Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
my mind is blown. All the art in the entire game which i thoroughly enjoyed by one man? How? HOW?
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:iconakira-ravenlier:
Akira-Ravenlier Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Correction, it's done by one woman! She's female, and she frigging rocks.
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:icondark-aii:
Dark-Aii Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
They've taken "Scumbag" to a whole new level !
Literally!!!
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:iconakira-ravenlier:
Akira-Ravenlier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I adore this game. Why? because the artwork is astounding, gorgeous, exquisite...there are not enough words to describe how beautiful Bastion is!!! You do amazing work, congratz on such a wonderful game. 
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:iconatmmachine11:
atmmachine11 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing! XD I love the game.
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:iconmojoliazon:
MojoLiazon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
AWESOME! Inspiring! AWESOME!

... Too much awesomeness!
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:iconbasedesire:
BaseDesire Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Just finished the game on iOS. Intense experience! The art direction, music, gameplay was all just flawless! And that freaking VOICE!
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:iconkydoon:
Kydoon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bastion has to be one of the most brilliant visual spectacles I've ever had the privilege to play through. Your work here is beyond wonder. Happy to say I just ordered a signed print of this from the Supergiant store. I look forward to seeing your signature and this artwork framed on my wall. :) Thank you!
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:iconreshiramu:
Reshiramu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Other than the Peckers and the Squirts, I hate the scumbags so freakin' much ><
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:iconskyedeathwolf:
skyedeathwolf Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I think the gun is more affective than a hammer when your shooting squirts lol
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:iconpivotbash:
Pivotbash Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Man, i love that game you worked on. luhv it.
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:icontheyoungpoet:
TheYoungPoet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WAIT, YOU worked on Bastion? Holy shit man. Good job
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:iconthe-last-comedian:
the-last-comedian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Just got this during the steam sale and it's so awesome!!! Well done on the artwork, it looks great!
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:iconfrancesco-segala:
francesco-segala Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
incredible game and art, I would give an arm for the capacityof doing such wonders!
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:icongustavolobo:
GustavoLobo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did a impressive work JenZee, Never saw a game With graphics so well made ​​and unique. Surely the prize for best indie game was given thanks to you (and the narrator of the game).
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:iconangieb1970:
angieb1970 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Gorgeous style and colour
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:iconcruhunter:
CruHunter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
You did this art? I loved Bastion, and I'm so excited to see the actual artist for the game's promo wallpapers here on DeviantArt! Huge fan of SuperGiant and all the work you guys do. Looking forward to what's to come!
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:iconmastersagecomics:
MasterSageComics Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I completed this game today, and I just wanted to say that your artwork was fantastic in it. It was one of the many factors that really helped tie the game together. Well-done, I'm a big fan!

--
Tonch,
Master Sage Comics
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:icondaizisen:
DaiZisen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this game
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:iconsokman345:
SOKMAN345 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
This game was damned amazing and you were right to work on the art. Well fucking done.
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:iconchekred:
ChekRed Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
One of my favorits love it
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:iconemilwestin:
Emilwestin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Wow... you draw like a god! Check out my Bastion drawing I made... it's nothing near the level of your work though. :p
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:iconfrodo55:
Frodo55 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
:omg: Were you part of making this game?
Omg! :squee: I just started it today and it's so awesome! =D It has beautiful graphics, I love games with watercolour environments =D
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:iconymily:
Ymily Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah! She has made the artworks of the game (:
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:icontigermando:
TigerMando Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I just got done running through this game for the first time. All I can say is wow, i was incredibly deep and stunningly beautiful in every aspect. I can honestly say I haven't played a game that I became so engrossed with in years. Thank you for helping produce one of the most beautiful games of all time.
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:iconshunding:
shunding Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The game's awesome and your art direction make it even more lovely!
Reading your description, its amazing you made all those art for the whole game in a year!
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:icondynoyoshi:
DynoYoshi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wait, you made all the 2D art for Bastion? :0
Wow! @w@
I just finished the game today for the first time, & I was just thinking about how beautiful it looked, &I applaud you so much!!! :D I hope we see more from supergiantgames!
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:iconfuzzystringwad:
fuzzystringwad Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
This is one of my all time favorite games!
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:iconabistrakt:
Abistrakt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I just bought this game off of Steam. This is awesome. The colors are gorgeous. I'm only to the third level but I'm so excited to continue playing it.
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:iconbigdead93:
BigDead93 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Seriously one of the finest experiences I've ever had. Most modern games could take a note. :D
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:iconmasterbeanz:
masterbeanz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree!
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:iconmattchbook:
mattchbook Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
i agree with your agreement!
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:icondizcreator:
DizCreator Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I like this picture! and the game is so fantastic!!!
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:iconthegilgameshlore:
thegilgameshlore Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
amazing!
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:iconjenzee:
JenZee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpurplephish20:
Purplephish20 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for bastion, it was the most beautiful thing ive ever played. EVER. Reinforcing video games as a legit art form. WHATEVER you do in future I hope amounts to be half as good as this masterpiece, and I will be the first to throw money at it whatever that may be.
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:iconjenzee:
JenZee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I (and the team!) are flattered! Thanks so much for your support and we will endeavor to continue producing things we consider great :)!
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:iconryvax:
Ryvax Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations for Bastion's release!
Your art on this game is truly amazing, breathtaking and so inspiring! thanks !
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:iconjenzee:
JenZee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you x a million! :)
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:icontawverni:
Tawverni Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Considerin' this game didn't give me a pop up like: "OBJECTIVE: KILL THE SCUMBAG!" It already gets a 5. Then I add 10 to that for the rest of the game. 15/10.
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:iconjenzee:
JenZee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! Thanks so much for your support...!! I agree, over-tutorialization gets old fast ;D.
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:iconpet3y:
pet3y Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This artwork is breathtaking, not just this one but all that were included in Bastion. It would be amazing to see some of these made into posters that I could hang up in my room and brighten my day. The ending did in fact make me shed a manly tear, the music, the art, that voice, it was overpowering in a beautiful way. Love how your artworks have turned out :)
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:iconjenzee:
JenZee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for playing Bastion and of course the kind words regarding my art... It's wonderful to know you were affected by the game! Manly tears are the BEST kind of tears~!
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