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- Rage - Making of the Sound and Art Video
- Guild of wars 2 - Growing the Silvari: Art Design Revealed
- God of War - Art of the Game
- Assassins Creed - Development Diary: Art Direction
- Rusty Hearts - Development Diary 3 - Game Art
- Before we started looking at video games this week, did you think about the role art plays in it's creation? Why or why not?
- No, I never imagined how art worked in games, I just thought about technology.
- Yes, but I thought teachers and adults didn't consider it art.
- Well, I am not a big video person. I seriously didn't know art was really involved in video games.
- Even though I like for games to have good graphics, I never thought of the art because I just like for it to be fun.
- I knew it took a lot of art, but whenever I play video games I always think about either how good or bad the graphics are, but I never really realized all the thought that went into it.
- As far as marketing goes, I do consider the artwork. I've never really thought about the effort and time it takes to create it.
- Yes, because I've seen and researched character designs, weapon designs, and world designs for popular games I liked.
- How important is the art in your enjoyment of a game? Explain your opinion.
- It is very important because I enjoy looking at the background and interacting with objects in the game.
- The art of the game is very important because it makes you feel like you're in the game.
- Video games are fully visual experiences, and for the hardcore gamers especially, it has to be endlessly immersive for them.
- Very. Nobody wants to play a game with terrible scenery, bad graphics and unrealistic characters.
- Very important. If I don't like the art, I won't play it. If everything is too dark, I can't play it.
- Good art and graphics, I think, are sometimes even more important than the game itself.
- The art is the greatest part since it is what pulls you in first and what captivates you throughout.
- After we looked at the videos this week, do you think you will look at the artwork of games more closely?
- Yes, because after this week I will be more into games than I was before.
- Yes, actually I already do!
- Just a bit, because I've always enjoyed observing aspects of the visual elements of my games.
- Maybe, only if it really amazes me.
- Not more than I already do. While art is important in video games, there are other things that are just as important, if not more.
- Yes. Some of the artwork from the videos has made me very interested in the field of graphic design.
- What kind of artwork do you prefer in a video game?
- I prefer artwork that looks realistic, but has the idea of fantasy. It's cool to see something not in our physical world come to life.
- I prefer video games that have more realistic art work.
- EVERYTHING and ALL! I have games ranging from anime style to Super Mario. But I usually prefer cartoony because I have a 10 year old brother and realistically drawn games are usually rated Mature.
- I guess I like realistic with fantasy! It's a good combination!
- I prefer artwork that relates to history, like in Assassin's Creed. Certain fantasy-like artworks in a video game also look nice, as in Zelda.
- Clear, crisp images/graphics like most of the PS3 games have. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core & Final Fantasy XIII are my favorite games.
- Powerful - But video games are powerful to the common man - they are democratic.
- Innovative - Technology is taking this art form of video games to an incredible level where reality and fantasy are blurred.
- Persuasive - Because we are in the explosion, it's difficult to know how this form of art is changing the workings of the human mind - there is much controversy about this. I don't usually source Wikipedia, but they have an interesting page about science's study of the pros and cons of playing video games if you want to check it out. So not only are we changed socially, we could be reframing the brain for the 21st century as well.
- Beautiful - Whether you are a gamer or not, these characters and environments are undeniably lush and gorgeous. Many of the games draw on aspects of art from other periods of art history such as the Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci.
- Intellectual - The games of today are multi-faceted and multi-layered. They involve concentration, dexterity, skill, imagination and their own form of critical thinking skills.
- Pleasurable - Art through the ages has always had this element, whether it was created for love, religion or politics. Video games have evolved to a level that connects with most of the senses: physical, auditory and visual. With 4D, the sense of smell is the only sense missing in these realistic environments.
Gabe Zicherman - How games make kids smarter
How video games are an interactive form
Jane McGonigal - Gaming can make a better world