Going into this design, I knew it was going to be a big project. I knew it would take me weeks, if not months to finish, and it would require a ton of effort to complete. I had already experienced working on a Game of Thrones like chair on my Winter is Coming piece, so the basic idea of the process was already in my head, only this time I was going to go in much more complex detail.
I searched the internet for reviews of the most iconic gaming swords and weapons, and once I was happy with the list I found, I started designing each one separately. Once I had finished the outline of each individual weapon, I started placing them around in a way that they could blend properly together, but still keep their uniqueness intact, allowing the viewer to easily recognise each one.
In the end I was not able to fit all the weapons I had planned on putting into the illustration, regardless of how many times I moved the weapons around.
It took a total of 6 weeks to create this design from start to finish, working on it 7 days a week for an average of 10 hours a day. The design was done entirely using Photoshop’s pen tool through mouse and keyboard.
Throne of Games has been featured on multiple websites such as Threadless and Gag9 and has been sold on almost all shirt-a-day platforms including TeeFury, Qwertee, Yetee and Ript Apparel.
In no particular order the throne is composed of Doom’s BFG, Mario Kart’s Blue Shell, Pokémon’s Pokeball, Halo’s Plasma Grenade, the Portal gun and a broken Chain Sword from Warhammer forming the arms of the throne. On the back we have Kratos’ Swords from God of War, Sora’s Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts, Frog’s Masamune from Chrono Trigger, the Dagger of Time from Prince of Persia The Sands of Time, Squall’s Gunblade from Final Fantasy 8, Cloud’s Buster Sword as well as Sephiroth’s Masamune from Final Fantasy 7, “Save the Queen” from Final Fantasy 9, opposite to it Link’s Mastersword from Legend of Zelda, Soul Calibur and Soul Edge from Soulcalibur V, and last but not least, Nightmare’s Soul Edge Phantom from Soulcalibur III.
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