I have being working in the AAA industry for tha last 3 years and the crunch is what is forcing me to find something else to do in life even if I love 3d. Some places may be more respectful with their employees but in my experience the crunch is even calculated in advance cause they know the workers will accept that. Some people is very passionate and don´t mind to do it and that is fine but a lot of people have families and they want to build a healthy environment with them or other goals outside the working ours. Not to mention non-payed overtime and other abuses I faced. Hope this industry fixs this problem.
Those tilesets are sexy. Seeing new tilesets is like getting introduced to a new lego set.
Vitaly Okulov has shared a great video on speed level design Unity. The artist took his own package of assets to build an atmospheric fantasy village.
No advice on composition, but it is still a nice example of how you can assemble scenes. As you can see, the artist used a special designed tool for easier objects placement.
Did you like the village? You can build your own one with the help of package from Vitaly and his wife. A brilliant set of stylized PBR models, materials and particles in a cute fairytale style is waiting for you. The pack includes modular terrain and over 100 objects for populating the world. All models are optimized and mobile-friendly. What is more, you’ll get an Object Placement Tool — the tool demonstrated in the video.
You can also check out a free PC-demo.