Wrestling 3D Game Art & Animation | Ultra Pro Wrestling Project

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Welcome to RetroStyle Games, where we bring the magic of the past into our timeline. We are thrilled to present our latest game art project, Ultra Pro Wrestling (UPW). From the beginning of this project, we have devoted special attention to every detail. Ultra Pro Wrestling is more than just another project for us; it’s our attempt to bring those magical moments from our own childhood, spent playing retro games, to life in the modern gaming world. 

Our goal has been to craft visuals for this game art project that immerses you in the arcade atmosphere and the spirit of the golden era of gaming. We’ve dedicated extensive effort to perfecting the 3D models, textures, and outfit design, ensuring it delivers the best wrestling experience inspired by the renowned WWE and WWF series.

References, Character Descriptions, and Technical Specifications

Our creative process was fueled by references from iconic WWE and WWF games, combined with character descriptions that breathed life into each wrestler. Technical precision was at the forefront of our efforts, with a 3D modeling that included sculpting, UV mapping, and texturing. Rigging and skinning were executed to prepare the characters for animation.
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  • Conceptualization: we began by conceptualizing each character, drawing inspiration from iconic wrestling personas and the rich history of the WWE and WWF series. This stage was crucial in defining the character’s appearance and backstory, aligning them with the spirit of the game. For example, we have both imaginary-designed and real-life wrestlers, like Rob Van Dam recreated in 3D form for this game art project. We made 12 completely visually different characters of different shapes and unforgettable clothes, so you will have a great choice for someone who you like the most.
  • Blockout: the next step involved creating a basic 3D blockout or rough sculpt of the character. This blackout served as the foundation, helping us establish the character’s proportions and pose.
  • High-Poly Sculpting: we start to add more details and refine the character’s features based on the art concepts: facial expressions, muscle definition, clothes.
  • Retopology: this step involves creating a clean topology, reducing unnecessary polygons while maintaining the character’s visual integrity.
  • UV Mapping: UV mapping was essential for applying textures accurately to the character’s model. This process involved unwrapping the character’s 3D mesh into a 2D representation, ensuring that textures would be properly aligned and displayed.
  • Texturing: following modeling, we applied textures to the characters, adding depth and realism to their appearances. This step ensured that each character’s skin, attire, and accessories looked authentic and visually stunning. Our team designed outfits that complemented each character’s persona, including chest armor, cloaks, and helmets. These outfits were integrated into the characters’ 3D models.
  • Rigging: we created a skeleton for each character, complete with joints and controls. This enabled us to animate the characters convincingly in the game.
  • Wrestling Animation: with a well-rigged skeleton in place, we animated each character’s movements, from signature wrestling holds to victory celebrations. This stage was crucial in making the in-ring action dynamic and engaging. Rigging and skinning were essential to allow the characters to move realistically and engage in dynamic wrestling maneuvers. The animations breathed life into each character, making their in-ring performances spectacular.
  • Final Tweaks and Polish: before integration into the game, we conducted final checks and optimizations. We ensured that the character’s design and performance in the game met the client’s requirements.
  • Quality Assurance: a testing to spot and correct any issues, ensuring that each character performed flawlessly in the game and met our high standards.
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Our Contribution to Ultra Pro Wrestling

UPW represents the perfect blend of nostalgia and innovation. Drawing inspiration from the legendary WWE and WWF series, the game captures the essence of classic arcade wrestling, offering players an opportunity to customize every aspect of their wrestling experience. Our expertise in 3D character modeling allowed us to create a diverse roster of wrestlers in Ultra Pro Wrestling. 

We sculpted, textured, rigged, and animated each character meticulously, ensuring that they possessed distinctive appearances and personalities that players could connect with. Beyond the characters themselves, we delved into the intricacies of outfit design. We created visually stunning costumes, including chest armor, cloaks, and helmets, amplifying the visual presence of the wrestlers. These costumes not only added to the aesthetics but also enriched the storytelling aspect of the game.
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Here is What You Can Find in the Game

  • Online Career with Rankings: rise through the ranks by competing in the online career mode against players from around the world.
  • Legacy Career (Story Mode): start the legacy career mode, witnessing the evolution of professional wrestling over the decades.
  • Create a Wrestler: design your own wrestlers from scratch or by fine-tuning existing ones to match your vision.
  • Ring, Arena, and Event Creator: create and customize rings, arenas, and events.

Ultra Pro Wrestling is a testament to our commitment to crafting captivating gaming experiences that honor the legacy of retro gaming and iconic wrestling franchises.

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At RetroStyle Games, we’ve honed our craft in character development, with a portfolio that includes titles like Nifty League, Defense Line, Last Guns, Ultra Pro Wrestling was a journey that reflected our commitment to excellence.

RetroStyle Games is a hub of creativity and devotion. Within our studio, a team of exceptionally talented artists marries imaginative flair with precise craftsmanship, bringing conceptual visions to life through captivating 3D game art. Whether the task involves crafting intricate 2D illustrations or 3D character development and animation, we are dedicated to making the best game art project ever. Start a journey of 3D game art by joining us. 

For a deeper understanding of our expertise and capabilities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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