The Creative Design and Art of No Man’s Sky

While there are many exciting video games set to launch over the remainder of 2016, No Man’s Sky is one that I have the highest expectations of. The most appealing thing this space adventure survival game offers is 18 quintillion procedurally-generated planets to explore, giving pretty much every player an opportunity to explore and make their own mark of an expansive universe.

Another appealing element is its design, which I envision will offer an almost endless number of vistas and unique entities to discover. This aspect of No Man’s Sky is the focus of a new promotional video released by developer Hello Games. The video seeks to explain the art being the game and introduce the artist who created its distinct and unworldly style. The team discusses how complex visual algorithms and procedural generation were used to expand the universe of No Man’s Sky resulting in a game of endless possibilities and unique creations.

No Man’s Sky is set for release on the PC and PlayStation 4 starting in June 2016.