About

ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING

Founded in 2009 by gaming industry veterans, TAKEOFF is a video game creative agency that’s uniquely equipped to handle your marketing needs from start to finish.

We are based out of Los Angeles, California and cater exclusively to the game marketing industry. This enables us to have a hand in every step of the video game creative design process. We even handle the unexpected needs that may arise, like printing promotional brochures and signage, managing the interior design of your trade show kiosk or executing DVD replication for a unique press book. We already have connections with several vendors to seamlessly handle projects that not many boutique agencies can manage.

From logo designs to TV spots to point of purchase displays, we've seen it all. You've likely already seen our work without having known its true creator. We're focused on the gaming industry so we can cater to the entire market because branding is as critical to indie devs as it is to AAA publisher.

Our Work


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Life Size Chocobo Statue
Life Size Chocobo Statue

Life Size Chocobo Statue

Square Enix' Final Fantasy 14 marketing team asked us to design and fabricate a giant statue for E3. For this life size video game statue we handled everything from illustrations to determine posing from delivery to the convention center. Check it out on Twitter at: twitter.com/hashtag/2fat2chocobo

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CG Videos

CG Videos

This is a playlist of CG animations we've worked on recently. Some of the videos on this playlist are "360" videos, so if you watch these using Google Chrome, you'll be able to see the action in all angles by pressing the arrows that pop up on the video screen in different directions. Try it out!

This is a playlist, keep watching after the first video!

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Lakshmi's Sword
Lakshmi's Sword

Lakshmi's Sword

Our graphic design team put together water tight 3D models for these sword handles to be custom-made and joined with a custom-made blade as well. We then produced the custom boxes for these awesome swords.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Press Kit
Yu-Gi-Oh! Press Kit

Yu-Gi-Oh! Press Kit

From graphic design to manufacturing - we managed the process of making this press kit for Yu-Gi-Oh! from start to finish! We created mockups using the branding assets provided by our friends at Konami. This project required a lot of attention with various rounds of mockups and samples to ensure the best results. We worked with the logo for placement that made sense for each item, we edited the artwork to fit the products we were branding, and we assembled the items into custom-made, laser engraved wooden containers to make the press kits.

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Bulletstorm Logo Animation

Bulletstorm Logo Animation

This logo animation was made for Bulletstorm's full clip edition! We also created the full length game trailer, localized in various languages, as well as a short version of it.

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For Honor Tournament Prize
For Honor Tournament Prize

For Honor Tournament Prize

The lucky winners of the For Honor tournament received a prize that included a custom-made crown and medallion, and a premium card, all in a laser engraved wooden box. We designed mockups of each item first, then with 3D models we managed the manufacturing of the pieces.

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He-Man Game Trailer

He-Man Game Trailer

A lot of pride and nostalgia came with working on a gameplay trailer for “the most powerful game in the universe.” Bringing together motion graphics, voice recording and footage capture, we got to relive the rush of Saturday morning cartoons.

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Stark Industries Custom Console
Stark Industries Custom Console

Stark Industries Custom Console

Yes, that's a real thing, a custom Stark Industries-branded Xbox One. It actually exists, and so do several others we created including a GOT one! It has an arc reactor (that actually glows) in both the Xbox One console and the custom controller, the Stark Industries logo, and is made to look like the briefcase Iron Man suit that Stark used in Iron Man 2.

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Key Art

Key Art

We create first class key art for AAA titles and underdog products alike. We can paint over existing WIP development assets or create them from scratch with our digital illustrators. A brand’s illustrated materials, from art book to presentations to packaging design, rely on a solid key art.

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Collector's Editions

Collector's Editions

This is a playlist, keep watching to see several examples! TAKEOFF Creative not only designs but also handles the manufacturing for Collector’s and Premium Edition figurine box sets. Franchises like Assassin's Creed, Batman, Injustice, Mortal Kombat, The Order 1886 and more have entrusted TAKEOFF Creative with these strategic projects.

This is a playlist, keep watching after the first video!

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Lumines App Store Assets
Lumines App Store Assets

Lumines App Store Assets

A combination of key art, App Store banners and screenshots, and captivating iconography is crucial for branding. Lumines asked us to bring their musical and colorful puzzle game to consumers via vibrant digital formats. Check it out at lumines.game for a fun and interactive experience!

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Logo Animations

Logo Animations

With less than 10 seconds to convey a message, logo animations are a critical piece of video. We spend time getting to know each company’s brand before engaging in a logo design to deliver an animation as unique and personal as their signature.

This is a playlist, keep watching after the first video!

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Arkham Origins Batarang Press Kit

Arkham Origins Batarang Press Kit

It’s a long but rewarding process bringing a booming idea from fantasy to physical. This A/V press kit impressed journalists with a trailer preview worthy of the Dark Knight himself. The concept earned a bronze medal at the Key Art Awards.

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Planes App Trailer

Planes App Trailer

TAKEOFF Creative was charged with the edits and sound design of an action-packed game trailer for the excellent Planes Mobile game.

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Nightmare At Sea cutscene

Nightmare At Sea cutscene

Bringing 3D animation and motion graphics together produced spectacular results for this cinematic. Our video designers used CG animation software like C4D, Element 3D and 3DS Max in combination with our motion graphics expertise to produce stunning 3D effects.

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Thief Press Kit
Thief Press Kit

Thief Press Kit

Armed with only a key art and texts, we can coordinate the printing and localization of a visual and tactile experience of your choosing. We were happy to help Eidos give reviewers a pre-emptive glimpse into the new Thief world.

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Screenshots & Localization
Screenshots & Localization

Screenshots & Localization

This project gave us a global vibe as we worked on screenshot design and localization in various languages for Barbie!

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Life Size Scorpion MKX
Life Size Scorpion MKX

Life Size Scorpion MKX

Working at a video game creative agency, we never know what project we'll "get over here." One lucky day we were commissioned to produce a life size statue of the famous Shirai Ryu clan warrior. Designing the intricate details of the giant statue were a bit tricky but handing over the giant figurine was the hard part!

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Super Mario 3D World Game Trailer

Super Mario 3D World Game Trailer

We were asked to create a TV spot to showcase the features fans could expect on the upcoming WiiU title. From the music to the re-imaged 2D animations, this project brought back memories of CRTs and clenching a painfully rectangular remote.

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Phantom Blade Promo Video

Phantom Blade Promo Video

Ubisoft wanted to unveil their latest Assassin’s Creed replica and trusted TAKEOFF to bring the swag to life. From rigging and 3D modeling to product shoot, TAKEOFF Creative handled it all.

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Custom Controllers
Custom Controllers

Custom Controllers

The Gears of War custom controller was an exercise in 3D modeling and product photography. Epic Games called on us to design Xbox remotes as an influencer giveaway. We of course had to have a photo shoot to showcase the designs before giving away the swag.

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Batman Arkham Origins Steel Book
Batman Arkham Origins Steel Book

Batman Arkham Origins Steel Book

The challenge with any collector edition is achieving the “wow”-factor before the consumer even gets to the booklet. For Batman: Arkham Origins, a nicely designed steel book did just that. We executed both design and production.

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Pillars of Eternity Backers Edition
Pillars of Eternity Backers Edition

Pillars of Eternity Backers Edition

With only a few short moments to deliver a message, the folks at Obsidian were right to turn to a video game creative agency to creating excitement for their game on Kickstarter. We designed the Kickstarter Backer’s edition of Pillars of Eternity.

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Assassin’s Creed Dev Diary Videos

Assassin’s Creed Dev Diary Videos

We went behind the scenes of the epic franchise to produce the Assassin’s Creed Dev diary series. Having worked closely with the publisher on several projects from style guides and packaging design, TAKEOFF was entrusted to execute the video in proper Ubisoft style.

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Services


More gadgets than Batman’s utility belt

Game Trailers

We know that sometimes static banners are not enough, and a full-blown live action cinematic is just too much. We can offer you a variety of new options through the medium of animation. Using 2D/3D motion graphics and CG animation, we can bring your stationary logos, graphics and adverts and adapt them for digital ads or social media content.

Collector's Editions

When it comes to bringing a 2D concept to 3D creation the dots to connect are far in between. From 3D modeling, to packaging to an animated end card that will showcase the merchandise, we can run the whole relay race for you. We've worked on keychains, life size statues, holograms and everything in between. No swag is too big or too small.

Graphic Design

You can't judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to app store screenshots, a little screenshot enhancement and logo design never hurts. Our graphic design team can adapt your existing design to help your digital or print ads stand out in several channels. Whether you need a brochure for trade shows, a Facebook ad to recruit fans or a point of purchase sign to drive same store sales, comprehensive solutions to meet and exceed our clients' needs.

CG videos

Video game user acquisition videos often-times don't reveal much gameplay footage and are used to open the users imagination to what the experience of playing the game will feel like. TAKEOFF is equipped with teams both in Maya and 3ds Max.

Giant Statues

TAKEOFF Creative will bring to life (and size!) any game character or environment. Be it for a trade show such as E3, PAX, GDC, etc or the deserving lobby of your development studio. From concept to delivery we will anticipate and take care of everything.


Swag/Merchandise

Needs some custom metal coins to hand out? How about an inflatable spear? 10,000 of those in 3 weeks? Not going to happen. 8 weeks though... Be it glow in the dark shoe laces or 10 pairs of custom Beats (tm) headphones we will come up with several unique and relevant concepts and take care of everything all the way up to delivery at your booth the day before the event.


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