Just because you're making a 3D game doesn't mean you have to chase a realistic, high-poly aesthetic.
That was the message game developer and artist Ethan Redd tried to convey at GDC 2017, when he took the stage to share tips and advice on crafting a visually striking low-poly game.
His argument is that low-poly 3D is seen as a time-saving choice for game teams with few artist roles or limited time -- and that it can be so mch more. He went on to run down common mistakes, offer pointers on making smart choices about style, and tried to give fellow devs a good jumping-off point for creating their own 3D low-poly models for games.
It was an informative and useful talk, one that you can now watch for free over on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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