Thursday, 11 March 2010


hey there, for Unit 10 our assignment is our own brief. There's several options that I'm thinking of exploring. In one i pose the question 'Are games becoming little more than interactive films?'. I believe this would be an intresting topic to explore and relevant to the growing trend of developing games to me more film like concentrating on story and cinematics over game play and immersion. with games like Metal Gear Solid 4 having overly extended cut scenes and Heavy Rain with its 'cinematic quality' game play and heavily laden QTE's. I'd also explore ways that developers are blending the two schools such companies as Bioware when they created Mass Effect which employs immersive game play and interactive cut scenes in which the player selects what the character says. By examining the different methods and mechanics along with how popular each I will be able to better understand what the future of games development could potentially become.