About Us

UK & China based Core Design Studios provides high quality External Art Development Services to the Game industry worldwide. Our Team having had the pleasure working on great products including Halo, Eve Online, Fable series, Battlefield series, Transformers and many more offer our experience and quality work to you as a professional, credible and cost effective Service Provider.

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Our Mission

Provide a specialized, secure, and high quality service allowing our clients to scale to deliver more content and features whilst increasing cost savings.

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Our Strategy

Build best-in-class 3D & 2D Assets for the clients we serve by focusing on Quality, Cost Effectiveness and Credibility.

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Our Ambition

To be the go to choice for both Integrated and Conventional External Art Development.

Our Services

Whether you are scaling up for your first release or have on-going live content updates; our services cover all your 3D & 2D External Art Development requirements.

3D Art

  • Environments
  • Characters
  • Props
  • Weapons
  • Vehicles

2D Art

  • Casual Game
  • Texture Maps inc. PBR
  • Concept Art
  • Production Art
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Styles

  • Photo Real
  • Stylized
  • Cartoon
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Platforms

  • Console
  • Mobile & Tablet
  • PC
  • VR
  • Browser

Skillset Breakdown

Our skillset structure is as follows.

2D Art

15% 15% Complete

3D Art

80% 70% Complete

Animation

2% 10% Complete

Tech

3% 5% Complete

Portfolio

A small selection of the amazing projects our Team has worked on over the years at Core and and other companies. Contact us to view our portfolio of assets.

  • Heroes & Generals

  • 横冲直撞

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

  • Halo 3

  • Fable 3

  • Medal of Honor

  • Battlefield Bad Company

  • UFC Undisputed

  • Eve Online

Our Team

An Experienced and Credible Team with decades of experience and over a hundred projects behind us. Contact us for our full corporate presentation.

Troy Horton

CEO

Glenn Guo

Studio General Manager

Cheng Chen Jiu

Senior Art Director

Tom Marx

VP Business Development

Projects Team Completed
of the Top 10 companies worked for
Key team combined years experience
Hiring new Artists

Latest News

All the latest news about the things we care about!

With the US Jumbo Sherman Reto Moto's Furness Fist of Steel Update introduces a new Giant!

26
Jul , 2016

In the coming update named Furness (after the British soldier Christopher Furness) Reto Moto is adding a Heavy Tank that makes every US Tank Crewman’s heart leap for joy US M4A3E2 Sherman “Jumbo”!



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Read about the Pokémon Go extravaganza in this week's MCV!

26
Jul , 2016

As the Pokémon Go phenomenon continues to take over the world, MCV talks to retailers, licensing firms and merchandise companies to find out what’s next for the series!





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Rolling in with the Furness update – The Soviet SU-76M Tank Destroyer!

22
Jul , 2016

In Reto Moto's coming Fist of Steel update named Furness (after the British soldier Christopher Furness) a new Tank Destroyer will make the ground shake – The Soviet SU-76M!




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Special Offer: Summer Warrior Pack and Veteran Year Pack!

14
Jul , 2016

To celebrate the 8 million milestone and the two year Steam anniversary Reto Moto is running a special Summer Warrior Pack offer containing a 10 day Veteran Membership and a bunch of important Ribbon Boosters to kick-start you into an action filled summer on the battlefield!



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8 MILLION Heroes & Generals can celebrate 2 year Steam Anniversary!

12
Jul , 2016

Reto Moto have just roared past 8 MILLION registered Heroes & Generals! That is an impressive amount of players engaged in their version of World War II!




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Reto's Everhart – Knights of the Road update is here!

6
Jul , 2016

Reto Moto's new update named ‘Everhart – Knights of the road’ (named after the American soldier Forrest Eugene Everhart) is here! Here you can get a quick overview of all the new features they’ve added for you!




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Immersion and Gunplay Tweaks in Everhart!

4
Jul , 2016

In addition to Reto Moto adding three new infranty trucks to Heroes & Generals in the upcoming ‘Everhart – Knights of the Road’ update, it will also contain a range of tweaks affecting the immersion and gunplay of the game!




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UK Government-backed professional eSports association launches!

1
Jul , 2016

Located at Pinewood Studios, a not-for-profit British eSports association has been launched, and it’s been backed by the UK Government!




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New Soviet camouflage in Reto's Everhart update!

30
Jun , 2016

In Reto's upcoming “Everhart – Knights of the road” update they are introducing new camouflage uniform options for the Soviet faction!





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Reto's Everhart Truck Update!

28
Jun , 2016

Reto's Everhart update introduces the CCKW Truck for the US Faction. Take all your friends on a road trip to the battlegrounds!






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RBS – Reto Broadcasting Society!

24
Jun , 2016

Every week dedicated members of Reto's community plan, record, edit and upload or stream videos on everything Heroes & Generals.






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Performance Optimizations and introducing Microsoft DirectX 12!

15
Jun , 2016

Reto-Moto has updated the game’s render and with these optimizations they are seeing an average of 5-15 percent framerate increase across all machines. And even bigger increase on machines running DirectX 12.




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Don't miss Gamasutra's E3 2016 coverage all week long!

14
Jun , 2016

E3 2016 is off and running! We're running along with it, and now you can keep tabs on Gamasutra's coverage of breaking news and developer-focused interviews on our special event page.




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Project Scorpio unveiled at E3!

14
Jun , 2016

Microsoft promises next system will take gaming "beyond generations" set for release in holiday 2017!







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Core Design Studios Website Update!

13
Jun , 2016

We'll start posting some of our PBR (Physcially Based Rendering) Samples for you all to see in real-time. Big shout out to the guys at Reto-Moto for allowing us to show off some of their models from Heroes & Generals!




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Is VR just a stepping stone to something bigger?

13
Jun , 2016

Hype for VR platforms may conceal fundamental limitations; but AR, just over the horizon, has the potential to revolutionise personal computing entirely.





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Help Reto Moto Test their new Squad System!

23
May , 2016

Tonight Reto Moto will host a playsession of Squad 2.0 on their stable server!






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Industry Report on External Development for the Video Game Industry!

19
May , 2016

In collaboration with professionals from across the games industry, XDS conducted a survey of 40+ leading developers





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Squad up – Part 1!

19
May , 2016

Reto Moto's Devyatayev update brings the long awaited new Squad Feature, which actively supports and improves tactical teamplay!






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New US camouflage in Devyatayev update!

12
May , 2016

In the upcoming Devyatayev update (named after the Soviet pilot Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev) Reto Moto are introducing new camouflage uniform options for the all factions.!





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XDS Early-Bird Registration is Now Open!

11
May , 2016

Only $699USD When You Buy Before June 29! Your ALL ACCESS pass includes: 3 Conference Days; Event Mobile App and XDS Connect; All Evening Social Events; Tech Innovation Sessions on Tools; Social & Networking Opportunities in The Hub!



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Give your friends a ride on your T-20 Komsomolets!

11
May , 2016

In the upcoming Devyatayev update (named after the Soviet pilot Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev) Reto Moto are introducing a new Soviet vehicle The T-20 Komsomolets! This is a tracked vehicle capable of carrying men and equipment into battle.




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Free Gold to celebrate Victory Day Weekend!

6
May , 2016

This weekend is the anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day in WW2 and to celebrate Reto Moto will give everybody a voucher for 200 gold for free!





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Almost twice as many UK games now supported by Games Tax Relief!

5
May , 2016

British developers are making the most of Games Tax Relief (GTR), with new figures from the British Film Institute revealing the number of video games receiving certification has almost doubled year-over-year.



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Nintendo's NX launching worldwide in March 2017!

28
Apr , 2016

The company made the announcement as part of its quarterly earnings report this morning. The NX is Nintendo's next bid to gain back the ground it lost during the Wii U generation.





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2016 is about VR experiences, not VR sales.

25
Apr , 2016

The biggest task facing VR in 2016 is getting as many consumers as possible to experience it, even if they can't buy into it yet.





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REPORT: PS4 'Neo' specs leaked; Due in October.

20
Apr , 2016

PlayStation 4 Neo – that’s the internal name for the now apparently inevitable upgraded version of the PS4, a new report has claimed.





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Ukie, BFI and Saffery Champness to discuss tax breaks at Interface panel.

19
Apr , 2016

Next month’s Interface will cover a key subject for developers: working with tax breaks and how to make the most out of the Government’s support.




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Now Google Play has its own indie game showcase.

15
Apr , 2016

Heads up, Android game devs: the Google Play storefront has been updated to include a new "Indie Corner" that aims to showcase the work of independent game developers on the platform.




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Churchill – Inglorious Guns update is here with Johnson LMG, P38 and more

13
Apr , 2016

Reto's new update named ‘Churchill – Inglorious Guns’ (named after the British soldier Jack Churchill) is here!





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Reto's Churchill Update Brings Americans Johnson LMG

11
Apr , 2016

In Reto's upcoming Churchill update (named after the British soldier Jack Churchill) we are introducing a new weapon, the Johnson LMG for the American faction.





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The Good, the Bad and the Hackers

7
Apr , 2016

The Bad: Reto's hosting provider was hit by a large scale DDoS attack (the Hackers!) The Good: All of you logging in within the next 48 hours will automatically receive a voucher for 1 day of free Veteran Membership via in-game e-mail.




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If you are getting your HTC Vive soon, you’re gonna need some games.

6
Apr , 2016

Venturebeat has had a Vive (and some Vive Pre units) for a while now, and they’ve spent some time with several dozen games for HTC and Steam’s virtual reality head-mounted display.



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German Parabellum 38 incoming with the new Churchill Update!

5
Apr , 2016

In the coming Reto update named Churchill (after the British Lieutenant colonel ‘Mad’ Jack Churchill) a new top tier German pistol will make itself felt. The Parabellum 38!





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Any retail Xbox One can be used as dev kit starting now.

31
Mar , 2016

At Microsoft’s Build Conference this morning, the company said it will soon deliver on a promise made even before Xbox One’s launch – to allow devs to use any Xbox One as a dev kit.




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Burning industry question of the day. Would the games industry rather fight 1 horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

30
Mar , 2016

As readers of MCV magazine will know, last month saw the introduction of a brand new section in which we ask THE burning question at the heart of the games industry. That question is this: Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

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Here's what they're saying about the Oculus Rift!

29
Mar , 2016

Years in the making -- almost four years on from its initial Kickstarter campaign, in fact -- Oculus has shipped the first consumer version of its Rift virtual reality headset to its first batch of preorder customers. It's even been two years since Facebook dropped $2 billion on the company.



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GDC Europe returns August 15-16, 2016! They look forward to seeing you in Cologne, Germany!!

28
Mar , 2016

Whether you attend top-level developer and business sessions; gain consumer-side insight from Europe's largest consumer and trade affair, or explore cutting-edge technologies showcased on the Expo floor, GDC Europe provides individuals from all levels of the European game industry a well-rounded experience.

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King makes Defold game engine free. Candy Crush Saga makes full functionality available.

24
Mar , 2016

Defold, the "ultimate engine for 2D games" owned by Candy Crush Saga studio King, is now free. The tools work on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux (32 bit) and can publish to iOS, Android and HTML5 as well as Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.


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Barrie Dowsett on how UK developers can get money from the government.

23
Mar , 2016

At Pocket Gamer Connects London 2016, Barrie Dowsett, CEO of Myriad Associates, gave a talk on how UK developers can secure public funding.




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RetoMoto came up with some extra special Bundle Packs to celebrate Easter!

22
Mar , 2016

The Easter Pack will give you Veteran Membership and Ribbon Boosters, to kick-start your soldiers through the first days of Spring and, as an extra special treat for all players who just can’t get enough, RetoMoto will introduce the Veteran Year Pack with 365 days of Veteran Membership and as many Ribbon Boosters as any Easter Bunny can carry!

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Don Daglow's 8 keys to a long career in the game industry

21
Mar , 2016

Don Daglow's illustrious career in games stretches from pioneering RPGs and sports games on university mainframes in the early 1970s, to the groundbreaking Intellivsion simulation game Utopia, to the first graphical MMORPG, Neverwinter Nights. He also played key supervisory and executive roles at Mattel, Electronic Arts, Broderbund, Stormfront.

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PlayStation VR surprises with $399 price point

17
Mar , 2016

Sony received a round of applause when it announced the final price and release date for PlayStation VR - $399 (£349) and on shelves in October 2016.





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Mark your calendars for XDS2016, Sept 7-9th, Vancouver, Canada!

16
Mar , 2016

External Development Summit (XDS) is the only annual, international games industry event held in Canada, with a primary focus on external development for art, animation, audio, software engineering, QA and localization. Be sure to sign up! We plan to be there, so contact us to meet up.



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Monday March 14 marks the start of Game Developers Conference 2016!

14
Mar , 2016

Monday March 14 marks the start of Game Developers Conference 2016, the 30th anniversary for the event. Gamasutra will have reporters at the Moscone Center in San Francisco bringing you breaking news along with coverage from developer sessions and interviews throughout the course of the week.

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Reto's Bauer update featuring the wonderful M29 Weasel!

27
Feb , 2016

In their coming update named Bauer, Reto is adding a brand-new terrain vehicle to the game. And this one is not German, but American — the wonderful M29 Weasel!





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Report: Games to grow from $90B in 2016 to $115B by 2020

25
Jan , 2016

The games market continues its transition, with leaders consolidating their positions as the balance of power shifts across sectors. The coming years could be both “steady as she goes” for some, and a rollercoaster (up and down) for others.



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