The Art of Game Characters

The Art of Game Characters

by LeoHartas (Author)


Whether you are a designer looking for tips, an artist seeking inspiration, or a passionate games enthusiast, you will find everything you need to know in this essential, illustrated guide to the creativity on display in games today. Characters featured hail from every game genre, including cute and cuddly creations such as Pac-man and Mario, through sexy, sassy heroines such as Lara croft and Dark Lineage's Lya, to brooding enigmas such as Jericho cross. Interviews with the game designers reveal their sources of inspiration, along with fascinating early designs that show exactly how they went about turning a bright idea into a classic character. Tips and techniques explain what makes a character grab the public's imagination, and provide practical ideas for the would-be game artist.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: ILEX
Published: 16 May 2005

ISBN 10: 1904705332
ISBN 13: 9781904705338

Author Bio
Leo Hartas is a highly regarded illustrator skilled in both traditional and computer-generated styles. As well as authoring children's books, he creates digital imagery for computer games and television programmes.