Suda51 (Twitter account here , wiki entry here ) is probably one of my favorite designers right now. Even though his medium of choice is videogames, that doesn’t mean that his writing and his way of presenting his creations is any less inferior to “real” designers. With every game that he releases, he continues to push the boundaries of presentation, interaction, and occasionally good taste. Suda51′s favorite mantra is “Punk’s Not Dead!”, and it shows with his willingness to ignore the standards of videogame presentation.
“killer7″ is my favorite game from Suda51. The flat planes and solid shapes of the world and characters, the underlying political cautionary tale, the music, and the beautifully unhinged people who populate this digital world. The fact that the main cast comes from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities is something that appeals to me as well. There aren’t very many action games where you get to play as a hapa (multiracial), and in “killer7″, nearly everyone is mixed race. I don’t have a favorite out of the main characters, as all of the killer7 have unique personalities and quirks that appeal to me. Therefore, whenever I sketch anyone from the main cast of “killer7″, I feel compelled to draw all of them–as the sketch from above shows.