Emotion, Not Technology, Makes the Game

Posted by | August 7, 2012

Video game graphics are improving at an incredible rate. The technology behind video games is leaping and bounding across the fields of development, and it doesn’t look like much is going to slow down this peppy little puppy. It isn’t graphics, though, that make the game. Emotion is a much more powerful tool for bringing people into a game world. Check out this article describing the journey between technology and emotion in gaming. GamesIndustry has the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    August 7, 2012 5:56 pm

    Totally realistic graphics are coming, and that’s great. We’re not trying to simulate real worlds, though, we’re creating experiences, and very few experiences come down to the texture on the wall or the dust in the air. It’s all about the people, the characters, the emotions of a scene and a game. People remember games, even ancient sprite games with text blocks instead of sound, because of that emotion.

    Of course, if you combine graphics and emotion, well, maybe there’s something to found there.

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