Interesting articles about Game Art and Design

I was browsing the other day and came across a couple neat pages. First, Game Art Tricks, a blog which talks about the technical tricks behind game graphics. A lot of the stuff is too in-depth to apply to this class, but I think it’s a really inspiring site because it shows really creative solutions to complex problems.

Game Art Tricks, by Simon Schreibt

And here’s a really interesting article talking about the development of Shadow of the Colossus. If you haven’t played it, it’s a (really good) game which deals a lot with worldbuilding and creating immersive experiences. Again, most of the actual content is too technical (and outdated, since the game was developed for Playstation 2 and game technology has come a very long way), but it has some neat stuff.

Shadow of the Colossus Developer Interview