Artifact is a creative studio based in Los Angeles. We partner with ad agencies and brands around the world to create video and digital content that entertains, educates, and engages.
More info on the Artifact team can be found here.
Artifact has partnered with Bethesda Softworks over the years to create broadcast campaigns, behind-the-scenes videos, and even a 20 minute documentary on QuakeCon, the Woodstock of gaming. For E3 2016 we created a series of videos celebrating the creativity of Bethesda's devoted fans.
To announce the beta of mobile game Marvel Avengers Alliance 2, we tapped into the biography of everyone’s favorite mad Titan, Thanos. Hinting at the depth of the game and showing an aspect of Thanos the Marvel cinematic universe hasn’t seen recently, we revived his love affair with Mistress Death. Written and animated in house.
An online series of Not-So-Instructional Secret Agent Training Videos that walks the audience through different levels of the game. Evil Dr. Doof and Major Monogram graciously voiced by show creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. Pamphlet Title Song composed in-house. Winner, Cynopsis Kids !magination Award for Best Campaign for a Toy or Video Game.
Short documentary screened at Comic-con and part of wider social media campaign.
Usually the biggest creative challenge in making a developer diary is finding a memorable way to discuss game mechanics. But for SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE, we thought time-bending farts could speak for themselves.
As the lead agency for the brand, Artifact created over 400 pieces of content for online, television, retail and in-theater that asked kids and gamers alike: What adventures and worlds would you create if you had the power to do anything you wanted with an ever-expanding universe of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel characters?
Part of the ongoing Artifact Originals project CRITICAL PATH.
A hopeful voice in the conversation about the future of women in the videogame industry, GIRLS LEVEL UP profiles a summer camp where girls are given three weeks to make their own video game demo. Camp founder Laila Shabir, who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East before coming to the United States, provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing girls who love videogames and dream of making them.
Across the country, high school football is struggling to survive. Nissan Canada supported 21 high school football teams in need, and "Back in the Game" chronicled the season of two of those schools. Over the course of several webisodes, a TV special, and a broadcast campaign, over 5 million viewers learned that, despite devastating funding cuts, high school football is needed as much now as ever.
Produced with TBWA Toronto and B-Reel for Accessible Media, Inc, Jeff’s Day is a five-minute online documentary from the first-person perspective of a blind man. The viewer spends a day in the life of Jeff Berwick, blind since the age of thirteen, cameras were attached to Jeff’s body to give a more visceral experience of what it’s like to exist in his lightless world. The video quickly garnered 150K views on YouTube, followed by a front-page feature in Canada’s largest newspaper. Jeff also appeared on Canada’s most popular morning show, and The Women’s Network asked to run the documentary short free of charge. A few short months and four million media impressions later, Accessible Media received its government funding. And Jeff touched a lot of hearts—ours to be sure—in the process.