by Zy Gonzales . August 23rd, 2012
The video game industry is considered as one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. It employs a multitude of disciplines including programmers, writers, marketers, and of course, graphic designers. One particular area of game development that utilizes the talents of graphic designers and artists, (with the exception of the actual gameplay) are the game trailers.
Game trailers can quite be the test of genuine creativity. Because not only will one need to take into consideration how the trailer would look, but other things should also be taken account such as dubbing and the game’s story line. So it’s incredibly awe-inspiring whenever we see a game trailer that’s polished and well made. Take for example these trailers from different video games.
An MMORPG developed by Sony Online Entertainment with WB Games, this title features familiar characters from DC comics like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the rest of the Justice League. The game is set in the present day, but the opening cinematic sequence takes place in the future where a battle between Earth’s greatest heroes and villains is being fought.
This game is developed by Vigil Games and was published by THQ back in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The game’s storyline is loosely based on the popular lore about the horsemen of the apocalypse. In the game, users play the role of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse who goes on a mission to kill The Destroyer in order to bring back the balance of power on the world.
F1 2010 is the only non-fictional game in our list. It is based on the 2010 season of the Formula One Championship. The game was released in September 2010 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
Crysis 3 is the third installment of the highly successful Crysis game series developed by Crytek and published by Electronic Arts for the Windows PC, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The game will run on Crytek’s CryEngine 3 game engine and will feature the same protagonist from the previous 2 games – Prophet, a soldier equipped with an adaptive Nanosuit and armed with a high-tech bow and other types of alien weaponry.
This game is the sequel to Star Wars Force Unleashed which was developed and published by LucasArts. The game is set on the Star Wars universe and players take control of StarKiller – a renegade clone created by Darth Vader to be the perfect apprentice.
Mass Effect 3 is another role-playing game published by Electronic Arts for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Windows Pc. It was developed by BioWare and was released in March 2012. It is the third and final chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy of video games and details the story of Systems Alliance Commander Shepard on his mission to defeat the Reapers.
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Zy Gonzales is a certified geek who has a profound interest in gadgets and technology. Although he graduated with a degree in Economics, he ended up working in the world of digital marketing and search engines due to his tech savvy nature. In his spare time, he writes about trends in the tech world and innovative designs and ideas.
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