Game Development Â– Designing the Best Characters for your Game
An important part to nearly every video game is the characters present in the game. Players need fun characters that they can identify with to keep the game exciting and interesting. Just like people, some video game characters are more widely recognized than others. Think about video games that you know of and the characters within the game. More than likely you remember the game because of the characters within it. Video games allow players to take on the role of that specific character during the game. The fact is that when it comes to gaming, in most cases a game is memorable not only for its plot and action, but the gameÂ’s characters as well.
The goal behind any video game is to create an experience that is unique. During Game Development, developers work to ensure that the game is different from other games on the market. There are so many different games available today that the Game Design of each game truly must be spectacular, or else no one would ever buy it. Gamers want new storylines, characters, and game effects to enjoy.
With this said, most video game companies are well aware of the importance of designing the best video game characters possible. All companies want to be able to create a game that is memorable because of the overall design, but are aware that the characters play an undeniably large part in the success of a game.
When it comes to character design, itÂ’s important to give your character a shape that will stick in his or her mind. For example, Super Mario; consider how popular this game has become. This is because people know what Mario looks like. Anyone can probably look at a picture and know when they are looking at Mario.
Since technology today has improved greatly from that used in the late 90Â’s, many gaming companies have decided to not only make dynamic and charismatic characters, but ones that are enhanced with bright vivid colors, high-definition effects, and even 3D effects. Referring back to Mario, in todayÂ’s world he is no longer a 2D flat character on your screen. Instead he has evolved into a 3D character with a face anyone could recognize.
Any game character that has made it out of the 2D world and into the new 3D truly shows character design at its best. This is because game developers and Game Testers have been able to perfect technology of today while still keeping the old gaming characterÂ’s persona alive.
Creating game characters can be hard, and it takes a lot of work and skill. Game developers want to come up with relatable characters; they want characters that gamers can put a name to quickly. Games that create memorable characters will be more likely to succeed than games without memorable characters.