Way back when we started planning Law & Order, I sat down with the art director, and we looked at a variety of art styles. From the word go, I wanted the game to lead on iPhone and iPad**, and it was very important that the game look fantastic on those devices.
The display screens are perfectly suited for a bold graphic art style, using strong lines and swaths of solid colors. On small screens, the kind of details you find in a photo-realistic game often get lost or look cluttered and busy.
We very deliberately designed Law & Order from the ground up to run smoothly on the phone and pad, and look unique among Telltale games. The people here take their craft very seriously, and strive for high quality art that runs on anything from a 3GS phone to a high-end PC.
I am very proud of the look and feel of the game. When I see it running on the phone, I know we made the right choice. Even on a smaller screen, the characters are strongly defined, without being uncanny or falling short of realism. The art style bolsters their personalities and features. (Jack McCoy's eyebrows!)
I really love the Law & Order universe-- the characters and the storytelling are some of the best around. We've had a blast making this game, and we can't wait for you to play it.
**it will also be on PC/Mac, don't worry! I just wanted to be honest that I'm very passionate about iOS gaming. That's my personal bias, and where I like to start my designs from.