Anyone familiar with any classic games like Final Fantasy Tactics and Earthbound understands the overall look and feel of pixel art. Pixel art uses the aesthetic and properties of 8-bit and 16-bit graphics to create worlds, characters, and ultimately, full games. Artists and developers often use the process of ‘spriting’, which involves forming your creation […]
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Wait, if this is a website about video game design, why do you have animation articles on here as well?
It's simple, we love animation. Game design, development, art, and animation are all under the same umbrella we call digital design. These industries overlap so much that it would be silly for us to ignore animation when it plays such an important part of all digital design. Plus, we think animation is pretty cool. These are our favorite animated movies.
Included in our animation archives, you'll find articles about the different styles of animation, the difference between 2D and 3D animation, the current animation job market, the most respected animation studios in the world, and a handy list of the highest rated animation schools.
Although we write far more articles on gaming, we'll keep producing new and helpful animation guides, so check back for more.
It has never been easier to breakthrough into creating your animations. Whether these be games, humorous little animations like those of populating the internet over the past 20 years, or just playing around with the software and its capabilities, 3D development is right at your fingertips. If you are like me, you are always on […]
Animation is a wild thing. From Toy Story to Flash cartoons, animation has captivated the world for years. Specifically, 2D animation has roots in history going back to the advent of movies. This also ties into gaming as well. We all love games like Braid, Metroid, and Castlevania. However, it is one thing to sit […]