Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Raph and the seeds of an idea

Raph Koster explains some of the ideas in making 'a game' come out of 'an idea'.

"I don’t know why, but it came to me as a picture, a bit over a week ago: a bird made of light, flapping on a screen with hand-drawn artwork. It trailed a few particles of light as it flapped, mostly white, but some of them pink or pale blue. What was interesting about it was the flapping, the way in which it had to twitch one wing in order to slide sideways against the wind currents and the gravity."

There's a nice little WiP to download that illustrates the flight model he's trying to work to and just seeing a designer block out the processes involved in getting that idea out of your head and onto a screen is interesting in and of its self.

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