27 January, 2007
This design challenge, we’re going to go into an area I’m not an expert at: art.
This week’s challenge: Describe different types of art styles you could use in a game. A few of my thoughts after the break.
For this challenge, give the art style a name and give a one-sentence description.
Let me take the most obvious type: Photorealism – Trying to duplicate the appearance of physical reality as much as possible given technical limitations.
Another type is Cartoonish: Similar to photorealism, but with certain aspects overemphasized like a caricature, also called “stylized”. This is WoW’s art style.
So, what other styles of art could you have? There’s about three more I can think of easily, but I don’t want to prevent other people from contributing. ;)