Exclusive: Watch as EverQuest II's upcoming dragon is brought to life

Videogame characters aren't born, they're made. They start as a sketch, get put onto a computer, and then... a bunch of stuff happens. People mess around with 3D programs, then mess around with other 3D programs, then they give it textures, and animations, and... it's complicated. But when you see a videogame character go from sketch to finished product it's really cool, and that's just what this video does.

Check it out to get a sneak peek at Honvar, a new dragon being added in EverQuest II's 63rd update. The dragon is a bit different than most of the other dragons in the game, for reasons you'll see when you check out the video. Needless to say, he's a bit, um, lumpier than the others.

Hollander Cooper was the Lead Features Editor of GamesRadar+ between 2011 and 2014. After that lengthy stint managing GR's editorial calendar he moved behind the curtain and into the video game industry itself, working as social media manager for EA and as a communications lead at Riot Games. Hollander is currently stationed at Apple as an organic social lead for the App Store and Apple Arcade.