Marco Petracca

What course did you study?

Video Games Art Production

How did studying at Escape Studios help you into the world of Gaming?

Simon is an amazing teacher, he gave us a lot of instructions and information on how to make video games and all the complementary things you should now!

What are you working on at the moment?

At the moment I'm revising all the projects I've been into during my course, so I can build my first portfolio and start applying for a job. It's incredible how much I've been improving since I started studying at Escape Studios.

What work are you most proud of working on?

As a martial art lover, my first project had to be a Japanese dojo. Initially it has been developed on Unity for a mobile platform, then I wanted to remake it on Unreal and I can say I'm quite happy with the results. I also submitted it for the annual Rookies Challenge and passed the draft, it was so exciting.

If you had to sum up your time at Escape Studios in one word, what would it be and why?

Worth.

They gave me all the tools I need to use as an Environment Artist. I'm now more confident with them and feel more professional.

What lessons have you learnt during your time studying and your time working in Gaming?

Improve, improve, improve! You can always refine your work!

What is your favourite game and why?

I love graphics! I've got a thing for AAA games, like Battlefield 1, Uncharted and so…

It's incredible how much I've been improving since I started studying at Escape Studios.

Marco Petracca, Escapee.