Nike Football- The Last Game

This is a great animation from Nike- I love the art style, its funny and really well done!

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Rustclad Anniversary Trailer

I posted about the upcoming game Rustclad a year ago as it is an interesting take on the development process of a game. Everything in the game is physically made/sculpted using traditional techniques. Then these models are scanned into a computer and placed into the game engine to create the world.

The game looks like it is coming on well and I look forward to seeing the final thing.

Check out the Rustclad website for more information.

Cube: A Video About Video Game Graphics

I really enjoyed this abstract homage to the development of video game graphics using just a simple cube. There were some great references in there from the original cube of Pong, the iconic Mario ‘?’ box and Fez, as well as some of my favourite games such as Unfinished Swan.

Check out the original article over on Kotaku.

History Of Jumping In Video Games

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Tom Butler has written a great article over on Polygon.com about the history of jumping in video games.¬†One of the most quaint essential gameplay mechanics has an interesting history behind it, some of which I am sure you will know and some parts you will know from playing games but you don’t realise. Make sure you go check it out.