The B&E Podcast #134
“What Video Games Can Teach Us About Creating An Experience”

Soundcloud Link:
soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast

SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
We like us some video games around here on the B&E Podcast, and we like to explore the finer, artistic concepts behind them.  As a modern mass form of media and entertainment as well as art, it has unique challenges and opportunities in its creation.  With video games, it’s all about the experience.

POINT #1: “REVOLUTION IN TECHNOLOGY”
– Video games were born of technology, and their evolution continues to be fueled by it.  As technology progresses new opportunities to create new types of experiences present themselves beyond simply making things prettier.

POINT #2: “HOW FAR WILL IT GO?”
– There are a lot of interesting developments in video games right now, namely in virtual reality.  It poses the potential for powerful new immersive experiences but also could both traumatize as well as desensitize if not respected.

POINT #3: “IT ALL COMES DOWN TO YOU”
– One of the great things about games is that they really are tailored for creating an experience for YOU.  Big things and little things in the design are meticulously crafted for you to have an experience of some kind.  How can you find ways to tailor your work for the audience’s experience?


MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:

Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. (Raspberry Wheat) – Today’s Craft Brewery

Video Games – “Metal Gear Solid”, “Grand Theft Auto 5”, “Final Fantasy VII”, “Battlefield 1”, “Ico”, “Uncharted”.


VALUABLE LINKS:

http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website

http://www.phillipsbeer.com – Brewery of Choice Today

http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy

http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School

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