M'sian Bakat List #6: This KL-Born Created Stunning Images For DOOM 4 Video Game

Emerson Tung has more than 5 years of experience in working in the entertainment industry.

  • Emerson Tung is a 29-year-old game concept artist based in the US. A Kuala Lumpur native, he has over 5 years of experience in the gaming and entertainment industry.

  • Tung has been interested in all things entertainment related since a young age. So much so, he would buy anything that's related to entertainment art.

    • "I’ve been drawing since I was five years old, and loved everything entertainment art-related, from comics, cartoons to video games, as I was growing up. I can’t exactly pinpoint the time when I fell in love with illustration, but I do remember robots and superheroes from comic books and Saturday morning cartoons sparking my imagination and giving me the inspiration to draw.

      I would buy art books, comics, graphic novels, how to draw books and basically anything that had art on it," Tung said in an interview with Robot-Envy.

  • From working on games like Angry Birds and Warhammer, his portfolio is extensive and impressive, to say the least

    • He was approached back in 2013 to work on the crossover franchise between Transformers and Angry Birds.

    • He had a hand in conceptualising the Warhammer 40K RPG Books, a multiple book series set in the Warhammer universe.

  • Currently, Tung is working at id Software, a video game development company based in Texas. The company is famed for working on the famous first-person game series, DOOM.

      • 5f26 Image via Emerson Tung
        Tung's illustration of a vortex in the latest DOOM 4
    • When id Software released the first DOOM back in 1993, it set new standards for graphic quality and graphic violence in computer gaming.

    • "This was an early exploration for the Necropolis, which was described to me as a cavernous ruin with a bottomless pit and precarious walkways, which were inspired by the precarious mountain paths of Tianmen Mountain. I added a giant demon skull as the centerpiece as a throwback to the Icon of Sin and it stuck all the way to the end of production." he said.

  • Tung has been working on DOOM 4 since 2014 when he first joined

    • DOOM 4 is currently out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Do check it out if you can!

  • Do check out more of Tung's work here and follow him on Facebook! Way to go, Tung! Really impressive stuff!

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      Stay tuned for the next episode of Malaysian Bakat List!

  • Previously on Malaysian Bakat List, we featured Eloise Lau, a local singer-songwriter who source lyrics and materials for her songs from Facebook comments:

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