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This week’s gameSketch comes to us based on a proposal by Player347. Thank you!
PS: The winners of the fantastic special edition have been credited to their respective gameSketch accounts with 7 points: Radu, Player347, FireFish, HaikuHunter, PettyX90, Jaco, 47Crows, Ioana_Rebeca, Bia Hawks. Awaiting proposals from you guys.

Usual rules: 3 tries per person. Winner gets to propose a gameSketch. x5 multiplier for first timers. Newcomers: you may ask for 3 freebies even if you didn’t yet guess anything. Outstanding credits: PettyX90 x7, 47Crows x7, Haikuhunter x8, Jaco x97, Firefish x27, Void, Pori x2, player347 x7, Tarpo x5, player347 x9, Diana x6, Radu x45, VideoGamesAsArt x2 , thegazer x9, BiaHawks x7, rsocu x5, Teofil S. Awaiting scenes from you guys.

Imbuing games with emotions – Jenova Chen

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For my first post here, I wanted to share with you something that’s has touched me recently. I hope that you will find some interest in it as well.

 

Every year now, a fair amount of industry professionals meet up to talk about how video games could help shape a better world tomorrow. This event wears the descriptive name of “Games for Change“. Today, I want to share with you this year’s talk from Jenova Chen, the famous game designer of Journey and founder of ThatGameCompany.

Jenova’s talk is about conveying emotions through gameplay : he starts off by observing what mainstream games offer nowadays. This leads him to explaining his projects choices as a student and presenting Cloud, a relaxing game about life. He then presents the philosophy of his studio, and how ThatGameCompany imbued their games with emotions. I invite you to discover his thoughts on the entertainment industry and possibilities offered by the game media :

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_RKKuKvAvA]

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