informa
2 min read
article

Column: 'Blogged Out: From Sketches To Rep'

This week's edition of 'Blogged Out', the news report that looks at the world of developer blogging and the conversations being had with the community at large, looks at ...
This week's edition of 'Blogged Out', the news report that looks at the world of developer blogging and the conversations being had with the community at large, looks at representational sketches, John Romero, and representational reputations. In this extract, the first of these subjects is broached, as follows: "Rob 'Xemu' Fermier of Ensemble Studios has been talking about prototyping and 'The Hand Drawn Screenshot': 'We've been doing a lot of talking lately around here about the use of a "perfect scene" in our development process. Back in AOM we used a lot of conceptualized screenshots for prototyping things like god powers and our water effects, but really didn't get a perfect scene, as in, a representative high water mark for the graphics in the game, until fairly late in the process. One of the approaches we are taking to move that earlier in the developmental process this time is working more towards hand-drawn (or painted) representational sketches. That is to say, concept art not of units or environments but of what a hypothetical screenshot might be. This approach doesn't always capture the details of representation and rendering perfectly, but can really help for composition and structure.'" You can now read the full Gamasutra column on the subject, including more on what game developers have been blogging about recently (no registration required, please feel free to link to this feature from external websites).

Latest Jobs

Studio Pixanoh LLC

Los Angeles, California
05.20.22
Combat Designer

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California or Vancouver, BC
05.20.22
AI Engineer

Question

Remote
05.20.22
Lead Level Designer (South Park)

Remedy Entertainment

Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland
05.23.22
Rigging Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more