Hello folks. Sorry about the lack of art in the past month or so. I’ve got a few studies and a somewhat ambitious instructional video in the works, so my time has been divided but cool things are to come out of it.
I follow the Extra Credits show pretty regularly. This week they made an excellent point on adding elements for the sake of a brand, and how it stifles some of the potential of good, even incredible experiences in games. Normally I don’t post too many videos like this on my blog but it eloquently addresses a lot of important material to consider in and outside of game design. Every element you add to a work affects its meaning. Future film directors, painters, writers, creators- I think you can glean a lot from this video.
On another point, this is a fantastic series, and whether you have a passing interest or professional focus in video games at all, you should make it a point to watch all 145 (wow) extremely concise and informative videos they have on their website