Artistic Opulence Coming to Games Industry?

NemesisZero wrote:

If you are a bureaucrat in a creative, knowledge-driven industry and try to trim the creative, knowledgeable people's outlets away, you'll soon find yourself out of a job because these people were your most important resource.

But you'll blame the market, or some other force other than your own incompetence. Because it could never be you! *g*

Blame piracy.

MoonDragon wrote:
PyromanFO wrote:

For it to be excessive and unnoticed it'd have to be generating art assets for something they know will never actually end up in the game.

You mean like "Hot Coffee" assets in GTA?

Close. I was thinking more modeling a huge level knowing you're only going to be able to show X% and you'll have to cubemap the rest as a flat bitmap. But like I said I don't see alot of this happening in the gaming industry.

Oh, you mean like shipping a fully functional version of a flight simulator embedded inside MS Word executable?

Probably the biggest leader in this shift to Hollywood-level artistic indulgence is J.R.R. Tolkien. Arguably no company has claimed the creation of so much back-story, while putting so little into the actual product.

From everything I've ever seen, the best stories go through the same process - flesh out the characters and world, then simplify.

But you'll blame the market, or some other force other than your own incompetence. Because it could never be you! *g*

And you'll end up in a higher up position in some other company.

souldaddy wrote:
Probably the biggest leader in this shift to Hollywood-level artistic indulgence is J.R.R. Tolkien. Arguably no company has claimed the creation of so much back-story, while putting so little into the actual product.

From everything I've ever seen, the best stories go through the same process - flesh out the characters and world, then simplify.

It's true. That's a rule in just about all writing, actually. Not sure how much of that paring down Tolkien did himself, though. I always found him to drag on and be pretty long winded.