SIE Santa Monica Studio
SIE Santa Monica Studio is a video game production company based in California, USA. Best known for the award-winning God of War games, the studio worked on a diverse range of products, ranging from VR horror game Here they Lie, action-adventure game The Order: 1886, to cartoony hack ’n’ slash RPG Fat Princess.
One defining trait is Santa Monica’s commitment to incubation of game startups. By mentoring smaller studios like Thatgamecompany (Flow, Journey), Giant Sparrow (The Unfinished Swan), and SuperBot Entertainment (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale), SIE Santa Monica Studio greatly expanded its artistic footprint within the video game sphere.
The official God of War Art Collection
From Savage to Subtle; God of War's Tonal Contrasts
In God of War, the Greek god Kratos trades the bloody wars of the Olympus for the tranquility of a Nordic forest, where he lives a quiet life with his son Atreus. Setting out on a quest to deliver the ashes of Atreus' mother to the highest mountain peak in the region, Kratos is soon tasked with something inherently impossible: to keep his son from a life of violence while slashing his way through the throngs of trolls, wood elves, and Norse gods that bar their progress.
God of War - Creating the Valkyries
The Valkyrie designs are absolutely intricate, gorgeous and intimidating all at once. Through fascinating, angelic inspirations to the importance of their wings, The God of War team wanted to impart a sense of imposing and beautiful dread while you face off against the unique and deadly Valkyries.