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The history of graphics in game design [VIDEO]


This is part one of a five part series that tracks the history of graphics in video games.

If you’re creating a game or, just wanting to create a visual style that speaks to your audience, understanding the history of graphics is something that will help you.

This video starts with explaining the most rudimentary games of the 1970s, up to what everyone who plays any game today sees. It focuses on the very basics, colour and pixels.

Some people may think that graphics aren’t really important, thinking it’s more the game play and the universe in which the game exists. But, it’s the graphics that players remember, that create the life and essence of each game.

Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics, Part One