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November 23, 2005

P.S. Yet more from the gaming world

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Well, they keep coming... Here's a note from Don Daglow, of the impressive STORMFRONT STUDIOS. He confirms some of the problems and possibilities for art in a commercial world.


"As video games have grown bigger and budgets have spiraled, we sometimes get preoccupied with the business issues and lose sight of the creative passion that brought all of us into this profession. Spending the day with the writers, artists and gamers at the conference gave me a very personal reminder of the importance of that creative passion in everything we do.

Media where one person can create a work of art -- like graphic novels and traditional fiction -- make the link between artistic commitment and the reader's experience very visible. On game development teams that may have over a hundred members, we need to keep looking for ways to bring that individual vision and commitment to the player's experience so we create collaborative works of interactive art, not factory-assembled machines.

I came away from the conference excited about what we can do to keep these creative fires burning, and filled with respect for the writers and artists we met during the event."

Don

Don L. Daglow
President and CEO
Stormfront Studios Inc.Lotr_image24

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