John Zwicker

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Zwick(700) Gold.png
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 2
Attack: 2
Health: 2

Battlecry: Complain about bacon prices.

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John Zwicker is a Blizzard employee and 3D modeller on the Team 5 Hearthstone development team.[1] He is featured in the credits card of the same name.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Zwicker is involved in the creation of the game's battlefields. Zwicker creates 3D models, and maps textures created by Ben Thompson and Jomaro Kindred onto them, producing the battlefields seen in the game.[2][3]
  • Zwicker is also responsible for the battlefields' interactive bonus features, or "easter eggs", with the help of Becca Abel and Kyle Harrison[4][5]
Other work
  • Zwicker creates many of the game's spell effects.[6]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "I get the board from the 2d artist as a finished painting. Then I throw it in Maya and start to lay down basic shapes and project UV's from the games camera angle and then bring that into Unity.
Then, corner by corner, I flush out the details and export again to Unity checking perspective issues and clipping and such. It usually takes me about 4-5 days just for the board itself. Then I get a week or so to do all the clickables, effects and animations."[9]

Card art[edit | edit source]

The art for Zwicker's credits card was created by Grace Liu.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Credits card artwork

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2014-12-06. (Ben Thompson Hearthstone: Goblins vs. Gnomes Interview (BlizzCon 2014)). 
  2. John Zwicker on Twitter. (2013-12-14). 
  3. John Zwicker on reddit. (2015-07-19). 
  4. John Zwicker on reddit. (2015-07-19). 
  5. John Zwicker on Twitter. (2013-12-15). 
  6. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-03-25). 
  7. Yong Woo on Twitter. (2013-12-15). 
  8. Live on The Angry Chicken, 2015-03-23
  9. John Zwicker on reddit. (2015-07-19). 

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