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Retro stylistic transformations in games

Retro stylistic transformations in games

Rodney, Ross, Weinel, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-5347-3897 and Broadhead, Martyn (2023) Retro stylistic transformations in games. In: Proceedings of EVA London 2023. BCS London 10th – 14th July 2023. Electronic Workshops in Computing . EVA London Electronic Visualisation and the Arts - BCS Learning and Development Ltd., Arts BCS London Office, London and Swindon, pp. 240-242. ISBN 978-1780176161 ISSN 1477-9358 (doi:

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Retro aesthetics describe a nostalgic approach to replicating or paying homage to a bygone ‘nostalgic’ age by imitating old cultures and styles from the past. However, Guffey (2006 p.9) describes the word ‘retro’ as “a word with many meanings”. For example, he discusses one interpretation of the word as a synonym for old-fashioned and another as a view on life that “cleaves to the values and mores of the past” (p.10). Following this interpretation, retro is closely related to nostalgia, which Garda (2013) describes nostalgia as pervasive in a culture “obsessed with its own history” (p.1). Although there are games that include examples of retro stylistic transformations, there are numerous possibilities for how these transitions can occur that have yet to be explored. The purpose of this project is therefore to investigate the design of retro stylistic transformations in video games; explore specific techniques for their design and development through a prototype; and evaluate how effectively this seamlessly transforms between retro and modern art styles.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of EVA London 2023. BCS London 10th – 14th July 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: retro video games; game engines; computer graphics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Sound-Image Research Group
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