Josh Foreman has been working as an artist/designer in the game industry since '96, on projects including Descent 3, Alter Echo and Guild Wars. He also tumbles down stairs for fun.
Personal Art: http://scrybe.deviantart.com/
“Perhaps, in the nature of things, analytical understanding must always be a basilisk which kills what it sees and only sees by killing.”
C.S. Lewis ~ The Abolition of Man
The final –and probably unnecessary- part of an argument for minimizing cutscenes as story-telling devises.
Here are some ideas for taking the good stuff out of cinematics and incorporating them into the game world.
Can we find a way to take the goodies we get from cinematics and put them into the game world?
Our industry is relying on linear narrative breaks that undermine player Agency, which should be the cornerstone of our art form.
[Blog - 10/25/2013 - 10:29]
This is something we are ...
This is something we are actively working on at ArenaNet. It 's quite the experiment, and requires very thick skin
[Blog - 10/22/2013 - 08:38]
I 'm not a film ...
I 'm not a film historian, but my perception is that the technology platforms evolution was much more ... staccato As opposed to our very granular progression. Seems like the biggest paradigm shift in film was the addition of sound recording. Perhaps the closest parallel in games would be the ...
[News - 07/03/2013 - 07:30]
I still love the series ...
I still love the series for nostalgia reasons. The first NES Zelda is by far the greatest inspiration and influence on my design sensibilities. Sadly, the nostalgia hasn 't been enough to get this 38 year old to power through the last couple of games in the series. The bloated ...
[Feature - 06/27/2013 - 01:00]
[News - 05/29/2013 - 04:40]
[Blog - 04/30/2013 - 05:01]
Triple A devs want to ...
Triple A devs want to make play great games just like us, the difference is only project scale r n r nI might not have a perfectly accurate view since I 've been at ArenaNet for a decade now, but from what I 've heard from friends at other places ...