John Sweeney (’11) Concept Artist for The Last of Us, Selected for Into the Pixel

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Digital Media alumnus John Sweeney (’11) was a concept artist for the critically acclaimed and award winning video game, The Last of Us. “Twenty years after a pandemic radically transformed known civilization, infected humans run amuck and survivors kill one another for sustenance and weapons – literally whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a salty survivor, is hired to smuggle a fourteen-year-old girl, Ellie, out of a rough military quarantine, but what begins as a simple job quickly turns into a brutal journey across the country.”

John’s piece, Remembering, was selected for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association’s Into the Pixel collection. ITP is “a juried art exhibition that brings together experts from the traditional fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry todisplay and discuss the art of the video game.” John was recently interviewed about his work, his inspiration, and how he got started in video games. Read HERE.

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For more information about The Last of Us, visit: http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/the-last-of-us
Click HERE to read the New York Times article about the show, featuring John’s image.

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