开放世界游戏是指允许玩家自由探索虚拟世界的游戏, tackling or even defining their own objectives. 这些通常庞大的游戏世界将玩家吸引到沉浸式的环境中, 提供了某种程度的逃避,而这种逃避是线性结构所难以实现的. Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Game ArtJacqui Edwards, 邀请了U2电竞体育平台游戏社区的成员和她一起透露他们在封锁期间访问过的虚拟游戏世界目的地.

Forza Horizon 4, Playground Games.
Selected by Graeme Gordon, Final Year Game Art Student

A still from Forza Horizon 4, Playground Games and Graeme Gordon

Perhaps the gaming equivalent of a ‘staycation’, 《U2电竞体育平台》的英国外景对许多英国人来说都很熟悉,甚至对离家较近的伍斯特郡外景也很熟悉. 

《U2电竞体育平台》设定在一个美丽的理想化的英国, replete with our wonderful changing seasons, players speed through villages, coast roads, mountains and rolling hills; going for a drive from the comfort of our lockdown-sofas certainly has its appeal. 

Graeme said: “我认为所有优秀的赛车游戏最吸引我的是满足感的即时性,你只需要在必要时投入到一场比赛中,但仍然会觉得自己实现了一个小目标. To me it is the most intuitive form of gameplay there is, 在这里,成功几乎完全依赖技能和肌肉记忆,几乎不需要脑力. This is particularly useful, if like me, 你的大部分游戏活动都发生在一天工作结束的时候.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands, Blizzard Entertainment.
Selected by Andrew Manton-Maund, Library Services

魔兽世界Shadowlands和Andrew Manton-Maund的剧照

MMORPG(大型多人在线角色扮演游戏)魔兽世界诞生于2004年, with expansion packs over the years rejuvenating the franchise.

The latest of these expansion packs is Shadowlands, which includes the enchanted, 神秘森林王国由图书馆服务的安德鲁·曼顿·蒙德挑选. 

Andy said: “我大部分的圣诞假期都是在Ardenweald(魔兽世界)度过的。, an afterlife realm for souls attuned to the wilds. 这是我在游戏中访问过的最美丽的地方之一. Full of lush blue/purple forests, serene music, beautiful runestags, faeries, spriggins and with a hint of Irish folklore mythology. 这一切都创造了一个完美的放松和放松的地方!"

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo.
Selected by Jacqui Edwards, Course Leader Game Art

A  still from Animals crossing and Jacqui Edwards

The joyful, 生活模拟游戏于2020年3月发布,就在封锁到来之际,似乎机缘分已使它成为过去12个月最畅销的游戏之一.

Who wouldn't love relaxing on our virtual island getaway, collecting seashells, making home, 和真正的朋友以及当地居民一起玩(U2电竞体育平台对安东尼奥有好感)。? The game has offered much needed escapism. 

“在过去的12个月里,作为一个小学年龄孩子的父母是非常具有挑战性的. 最困难的事情之一就是担心他们缺乏社交活动,并想办法让他们安全地在网上一起玩. Animal Crossing New Horizons has offered one such opportunity, with its gentle pastel-hued world of creativity, exploration and community. Watching my son’s face light up, 看到他在现实世界中的朋友乘坐飞机“抵达”,去岛上玩是一个快乐的时刻, among some tough days of juggling homeschooling, working at home and isolation for us both.”  

 

Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt
由环境艺术家、副讲师希瑟·萨维奇选定

 

A still from Cyber punk and Heather Savage

Even if you are not a gamer, 这本备受期待的书几乎逃不过你的注意,因为它在2020年因为各种错误的原因登上了头条. PS4上出现了许多问题,员工为了完成最后期限和期望而“紧张”的故事也令人遗憾, as well as lawsuits in the offing, 对于游戏美术人员来说,一款如此宏大的游戏却获得了如此大的反响,这似乎是件令人难过的事.

For those lucky enough to have appreciated the full experience, Night City is a world of dystopian and grimly atmospheric riches. 

Heather said: “赛博朋克2077是我2020年的一个亮点,尽管它受到了争议. CD PROJEKT团队所捕捉到的世界和故事非常具有沉浸感,我尽了我所能(附加内容), 迷你任务)来避免最终任务——我不想让它结束!

Night City captures the grungy, 赛博朋克风格和风格的肮脏美学,有如此多的细节,让你想迷失和探索, and that is the point; there is no need to just follow the story. 游戏的开放性让你能够找到稍微奇怪的任务, level your gear and just have fun, and have fun I did!”

Game Industry Growth

In a difficult year for many industries, 2020 saw growth in the games sector with revenues exceeding £4bn, an increase of 14.2019年的5%,以及来自中部地区开发商的健康贡献,如位于Leamington Spa的Forza’s Playground, along with investment from new studios and startups. As we look to the future coming out of the pandemic, U2电竞体育平台希望现实世界和虚拟世界都有积极的一面.  

Jacqui Edwards, is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Game Art, and teaches several modules including Game Art: Design, Theory and Concepts, 本学期的学生将着眼于世界的构建并为自己的游戏世界创造概念艺术. 

 

 

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