Antananarivo Bell Tower - Uncharted 4, artwork by Naughty Dog
Players of Uncharted 4 seeing this 'Antananarivo Bell tower' image, made by Naughty Dog’s concept artist Nick Gindraux, will vividly remember climbing the tower’s interior, and crushing it later on, in one of the most memorable scenes in gaming history. To properly deconstruct a bell tower in a video game, you need an intimate knowledge of its construction. To make it believable the concept and 3D modelling teams study properties of bells, construction beams, ropes and scaffolding. Hence this construction image, drawn for the purpose of informing Naughty Dog’s teams on the properties of the Madagascar bell tower. Without it, the bell tower scene wouldn’t have been as memorable as it is today.
Antananarivo Bell Tower is an original art print from concept art used in the production of Uncharted 4. This museum-grade limited edition is hand-numbered and comes with an artist-signed certificate of authenticity.
Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End is a PlayStation video game released in 2016. It is the final chapter in a series of games starring adventurer and treasure hunter Nathan Drake. Upon release the game was hailed for it's unrivaled video game blockbuster storytelling, seamless gameplay and graphical beauty.
In cooperation with Naughty Dog studios, Cook & Becker proudly presents a series of unique prints of original Uncharted 4 concept art, made by outstanding concept- and environmental artists Eytan Zana, John Sweeney, Nick Gindraux, Hyoung Taek Nam, and series art director Robh Ruppel.
Naughty Dog is an American video game developer based in Santa Monica, California. The studio was founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin in 1986 as an independent developer, but was acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2001.