Total War: Medieval 2 Mobile UI

Character Portraits


As part of the UI revamping for the mobile version of Total War: Medieval 2, we created over 2000 unique character portraits, of which you can find a small sample below:



We started by taking the original game’s portraits and classifying the different components (faces, clothes, hairstyles, hats, etc.) used for each character type. This gave us a list of over 300 different components that we hand-painted in high resolution. I implemented the system that grabbed the different components for each character type and put them together in a unique combination for each character.



Special character types such as Generals needed “old age” and “passed away” portrait variations. This required¬†the system to remember the component combination used for each character, swap the necessary components (wrinkled skin, white hair or statue versions) and export the¬†portrait with the appropriate identifier.


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