FWD: 65 Beautiful Free Fonts for Web and Graphic Designers | Artatm

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I spent hours finding a great font two weeks ago. If only I saw this list earlier! There are some really great looking fonts here. I was surprised by how much better the game looked after a font “upgrade”. Don’t ignore the quality of your fonts, especially if your game has a lot of text on the screen.

From 65 Beautiful Free Fonts for Web and Graphic Designers. (Remember to always check the license info before use.)


July 21st, 2010

FWD: untoldentertainment.com » Six Ways to Tell Stories in Video Games

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The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

Have you heard? Monkey Island 2 is the greatest game ever made.

Full article at Untold Entertainment.

Here are six of the most commonly used ways to tell stories in video games. If you’ve played any games with a narrative element, you’ve probably seen at least one of these. You can see how the story-telling in games have evolved over time, and while not listed here, the interactive methods of telling stories in games (eg. Uncharted 1 and 2, Heavy Rain, Half-Life 1 and 2…) have also provided additional tools for game developers to shape the experience of players.

Interactive story telling and story telling in an interactive medium. I sense continuous innovation in this area in video games. And yes please at least play the Heavy Rain demo on the PS3 if you haven’t done so. While the heavily scripted story might not be for everyone, it is a new way of combining gameplay with narratives, and it served the game very well.

Again the full article is at Untold Entertainment:untoldentertainment.com » Six Ways to Tell Stories in Video Games.

Posted via email from Brandon Wu’s Road to Where He Wants to Be

July 18th, 2010

FWD: Understanding next-gen streaming game services | Web Crawler – CNET News

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Imagine channel surfing on your couch with a remote game controller and play different games as you like. That’s how I imagine these streaming game services to be like (probably not initially but hopefully in the future). With these streaming game services, you no longer need to worry about having the latest console to play games, or having to buy/rent a physical copy of the game. It’ll be like YouTube – search and play, with no waiting in between.

Is this going to make consoles obsolete? No, not now at least. Consoles are always going to push the technology – be it graphics, 3D technology, or motion control. But streaming services will be a great way for people to easily become a gamer without having to worry about hardware by making games much more accessible – think Facebook games but with amazing production quality.

I can’t wait.



July 3rd, 2010