“As an art form that pertains to originate from the 12th century, and whose prominence and cultural impact grew with a cultural expansion in the 18th century, whilst in the UK we perhaps incorrectly view Manga as an art form through the prism of its expansion into western culture around the time traditional comic book art developed following the post war era, as a practise its origins can be traced over hundreds of years, fitting then to attend an exhibition at the British Museum and explore the origins and expansion of this creative approach into the mainstream zeitgeist.” Continue reading Manga Exhibit,The British Museum
“With the traditional frivolities of Valentines upon us I’ve taken it upon myself to look at some basic actions and mechanics open world games, the most resplendent environments available to the discerning gamer in our current generation can undertake in their future endeavours.” Continue reading Love In The Open World
“As a medium, arguably gaming which has only seen a real investment in budget and investment in the last couple of decades, certainly in the west to a consistent level has begun to see more memorable and cinematic soundtracks to challenge and rival those of its screen contemporaries and peers.” Continue reading Game Music For Your Consideration
“Once derided and overlooked, as an art form, digital design and development has evolved in a remarkably condensed period from it’s humbling beginnings to its current iteration. Arguably, subjectively the video game industry has reached somewhat of a zenith pertaining to graphical portrayal in its presentation with the cost in pursuit of a higher graphical image suffering from arguable diminishing returns.” Continue reading Video Games: Design/Play/Disrupt – Part One: Concept Art and Development
Recently, media has been littered with arguments about diversity, in a variety of forms. Gender, skin colour, culture and sexual orientation have all been something that people have been stating needs more representation. I agree with these statements, to some extent, and in different degrees, depending on the situation. To put all the cards on the table, so to speak, I’m a second generation British African descendant, who has lived my whole life in England. This has caused me to always be a minority in my social circles, (except for family functions). Two of the things that I have always … Continue reading Diversity in gaming: Does it matter?