When you want an image to use for your character portrait, you have two choices:
- Spend years mastering the art of sci-fi / fantasy illustration. Perhaps attend art school. Hone your craft until you can fully realize your character on paper just as you imagine them.
- Use Google Image Search and swipe something that looks roughly like how you want your character to look.
For whatever reason, most players take the lazy way and opt for #2, despite the fact that there is a 90% chance they are going to look like a brooding androgynous goth / punk elf holding the wrong weapon.
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In Defense of Crunch
Crunch-mode game development isn't good, but sometimes it happens for good reasons.
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Imagine if the original Star Wars hadn't appeared in the 1970's, but instead was pitched to studios in 2006. How would that turn out?
Overused Words in Game Titles
I scoured the Steam database to figure out what words were the most commonly used in game titles.
The true story of three strange days in 1989, when the last months of my adolescence ran out and the first few sparks of adulthood appeared.