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Games as an art medium? Screenshot collections and more...

Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:04 pm

Not really "non-gaming-stuff" but I think it is better suited here.

We have a book thread, a music thread, a daily almanac but what about art? Now hold your horses...I may be an idiot but there is too much good stuff out there to put it here. What I would like to propose is posting impressive art but in regards to our hobby. I was never a fan of WW2 strategy games and may never be but one (main?) reason may be that the delicious pixelated hexagons were plastered with ugly rectangular ski-high towers of markers since the early beginning (and still are) which are totally offputting and unappealing to me.

Good things that the genre TBS evolved quite a bit since then ;-P

So screenshots, concept art, etc. from games that are or might be covered elsewhere on this board and 2 main pages are fair game here. Please limit the stuff to a handful per post I could fill pages alone but to prevent over-saturation....

Featuring Homeworld: Desert of Kharak
I always was a fan of Desert landscapes and the highly stylized between-mission cutscenes from Homeworld 1-2. Both in the same package? I am all for it.
One thing the Dune RTS game series did right was the desert setting. and H.DoK did it as well.

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Also this following pictures do them hardly justice but the ingame cutscenes are also a work of art above and beyond much other recent releases in the genre in my book:

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In motion they are totally awesome. the brutal heat and fierce sandstorm in the last 2 pictures are really carried trough.
They are as much art as rewrad for beating the specific missions.

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Re: Games as an art medium? Screenshot collections and more...

Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:22 pm

One of my favourite aspects of videogames, outside of the product itself, is the concept art. Especially for sci-fi based games... seen CA for games over the years that just looked amazing. Better than the games themselves turned out to be. Please do share more! I might chip in if I come across anything I really like.
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One art, please.

Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:33 pm

The beatings will continue until morale improves.

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Hyper Light Drifter

Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:55 am

Breathtaking in-game screenshots, oozing style. Add in some ethereal sound design and a moody synth soundtrack and the atmosphere really immerses you. There's only two games I've ever done a second replay just to take screenshots for. This and Fez. Perhaps I'm a sucker for pixel art.

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