Infographic: Iconic Antagonists

Bowser also known as King Koopa was first introduced in the very first Mario game. The Super Mario Bros. from 1985. Ever since he was trying to kidnap Princess Peach although Mario always succeeds with saving her. Next up is the handsome Ganondorf! Ganondorf is the main antagonist from the Legend of Zelda franchise. The…

2nd Video session!

On today’s session we learnt about how different types of music can change the mood and the emotion the viewer can feel from watching a video. We have made 2 different versions of the same clips we got. We had to cut them into 7 different sections. We did a slow version and a fast version….

1st Video session!

Last week on Thursday we had our very first Video session. We have been taught about the simple tools that you can use in Premier Pro in order to edit videos. The one that we’ve used the most was the cutting tool and the fade tool. The session was really straight forward, we then got…

Perspective & Pareidolia Drawings

Today our tutor showed us the art of perspective drawings. And oh dear god. I mean the spheres were all cool but then the 2 point perspective took place which I am familiar with although I never knew about the things we’ve learned today. You can basically block out any shape of any other shape…

Gamers of China

We have recently had our very first CATS session, and no it is not about Cats… unfortunately, but I will still leave the featured picture of a cat for CATS posts cause why not!? Until someone says I can’t do it. Anyway, we were discussing the amount of people that play games and we came…

Game Mechanics: Lottery

“A game dynamic in which the winner is determined solely by chance. This creates a high level of anticipation. The fairness is often suspect, however winners will generally continue to play indefinitely while losers will quickly abandon the game, despite the random nature of the distinction between the two.” A lottery game mechanic is just…

Game Mechanics: Points

The mechanics for points are basically the oldest things ever in games. Points are displayed on screen by the game in numbers which indicate which player has how many points and which player is winning. In the very first games it was all about points, there wasn’t much of a story line, just points which…

Game Mechanics: Reward Schedules

  “The timeframe and delivery mechanisms through which rewards (points, prizes, level ups) are delivered. Three main parts exist in a reward schedule; contingency, response and reinforce.” Reward Schedules mechanic is basically a player getting rewarded for doing a specific task in a specific time limit. So like a timed quest, or a time trail. There…

Game Mechanics: Cascading Information

“The theory that information should be released in the minimum possible snippets to gain the appropriate level of understanding at each point during a game narrative. Example: showing basic actions first, unlocking more as you progress through levels. Making building on SCVNGR a simple but staged process to avoid information overload. Today we have been…

Infographic: Antagonist Research #3

I have been looking back at the list I have made for the iconic antagonists, and I do seem to have plenty of characters to research into. I have found another link with some more antagonists. Here is the previous list that I have made: Bowser – Super Mario series (1985-) Gannondorf – The Legend of…

Infographic: Antagonist Research #2

I have posted my question on Facebook in order to help me with my research. The comments that I’ve got did help me out as it added on to my previously made list. Previously made list. Bowser – Super Mario series (1985-) Gannondorf – The Legend of Zelda series (1986-) M.Bison – Street Fighter series…

3D Artists

Today during our 3D realisation session we’ve been looking for 3D artists that have been working on games that already exist. My tutor came across Christoffer Radsby, I do really like his style, it is something that looks very professional, and believable if you think of it in the terms of successful environment.   Christoffer is…