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Understanding the Importance of Art Styles in Video Games and How They Enhance the Player's Experience

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All pieces of art, whether paintings, movies or some other form, are accompanied by a distinct visual style that conveys specific messages and feelings to the audience. As arguably the

All pieces of art, whether paintings, movies or some other form, are accompanied by a distinct visual style that conveys specific messages and feelings to the audience. As arguably the most intricate form of art conceived, video games are no exception. Each video game is unique in not only gameplay, but also the style of graphics used to portray its visual (and sometimes audio) components. This thesis explores why visual styles in video games exist as well as some of their more well-known components, functions of graphic art styles, and the psychological impacts that stylistic choices may have on the player. This will be accomplished through a literature review on the subject, detailed analysis of two specific games with highly distinct art styles, and finally the valuable opinions and observations of three industry professionals.

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  • 2016-05

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GIT Imaging Essentials: Motion Graphic Series

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This project aims to explain important foundational concepts for three focus areas within the Graphic Information Technology (GIT) major at Arizona State University animated motion graphic videos. Exposure in photography,

This project aims to explain important foundational concepts for three focus areas within the Graphic Information Technology (GIT) major at Arizona State University animated motion graphic videos. Exposure in photography, the 12 Principles of Animation in animation, and types of shots in videography are the three topics covered, each being focused on in one video. These videos are designed to fulfill an educational purpose by creating an easy to understand foundation for incoming GIT majors, as well as other photography, videography and animation students to refer to. Each video is a short 2D motion graphic animated in Adobe After Effects. Assets for each animation were created in Adobe Illustrator. Photo Concepts: Exposure examines the relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO with regards to exposing a camera to take a photograph. 12 Principles of Animation provides a visual example of each of the twelve principles of animation. These principles were paraphrased from Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston; they explain concepts that when applied, help make animations more "real." Video Techniques: Types of Shots visually explains the different ways to frame a video when recording, ranging from extreme wide-angle shots capturing an entire city to extreme close ups that only show the eyes of the subject.

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  • 2018-12

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Determining the viability of an asymmetric and co-operative virtual reality experience for two players utilizing a single virtual reality headset and a keyboard and mouse

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Virtual reality gives users the opportunity to immerse themselves in an accurately
simulated computer-generated environment. These environments are accurately simulated in that they provide the appearance of- and allow

Virtual reality gives users the opportunity to immerse themselves in an accurately
simulated computer-generated environment. These environments are accurately simulated in that they provide the appearance of- and allow users to interact with- the simulated environment. Using head-mounted displays, controllers, and auditory feedback, virtual reality provides a convincing simulation of interactable virtual worlds (Wikipedia, “Virtual reality”). The many worlds of virtual reality are often expansive, colorful, and detailed. However, there is one great flaw among them- an emotion evoked in many users through the exploration of such worlds-loneliness.
The content in these worlds is impressive, immersive, and entertaining. Without other people to share in these experiences, however, one can find themselves lonely. Users discover a feeling that no matter how many objects and colors surround them in countless virtual worlds, every world feels empty. As humans are social beings by nature, they feel lost without a sense of human connection and human interaction. Multiplayer experiences offer this missing element into the immersion of virtual reality worlds. Multiplayer offers users the opportunity to interact with other live people in a virtual simulation, which creates lasting memories and deeper, more meaningful immersion.

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  • 2019-05

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Determining the Viability of an asymmetric and co-operative VR experience for two players utilizing a single VR headset and keyboard and mouse

Description

Virtual reality gives users the opportunity to immerse themselves in an accurately
simulated computer-generated environment. These environments are accurately simulated in that they provide the appearance of- and allow

Virtual reality gives users the opportunity to immerse themselves in an accurately
simulated computer-generated environment. These environments are accurately simulated in that they provide the appearance of- and allow users to interact with- the simulated environment. Using head-mounted displays, controllers, and auditory feedback, virtual reality provides a convincing simulation of interactable virtual worlds (Wikipedia, “Virtual reality”). The many worlds of virtual reality are often expansive, colorful, and detailed. However, there is one great flaw among them- an emotion evoked in many users through the exploration of such worlds-loneliness.
The content in these worlds is impressive, immersive, and entertaining. Without other people to share in these experiences, however, one can find themselves lonely. Users discover a feeling that no matter how many objects and colors surround them in countless virtual worlds, every world feels empty. As humans are social beings by nature, they feel lost without a sense of human connection and human interaction. Multiplayer experiences offer this missing element into the immersion of virtual reality worlds. Multiplayer offers users the opportunity to interact with other live people in a virtual simulation, which creates lasting memories and deeper, more meaningful immersion.

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  • 2019-05