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5. Graphic Design

Stewart Watkiss1 
Redditch, UK

The visual graphics are a key part of any game. They are what set the scene, set the tone of the game, and determine whether a game is visually appealing. The level of detail varies greatly between games, from the original pong games which had a simple block bat and ball to modern commercial games which may involve realistic video footage.

In an ideal world, all developers would also be great artists or have an artist that can create the graphics for them. That is not always the case, so this chapter looks at some simple ways of creating graphics suitable for use in games. Even ...

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