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Ward, P. (2002). Videogames as remediated animation. In G. King & T. Krzywinska (Eds), Screenplay: Cinema/Videogames/Interfaces (pp. 122–135). London: Wallflower Press.
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Keywords: Mimetics, Realism
Creators: King, Krzywinska, Ward
Publisher: Wallflower Press (London)
Collection: Screenplay: Cinema/Videogames/Interfaces
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Some useful discussions on representations of reality in animated films and computer games. Solely from the visual and kinetics angle.
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|p.125 Realism is either mimetic or abstract. Quoting from Maureen Furniss mimesis is "the desire to reproduce natural reality" while abstraction is "the use of pure form -- a suggestion of a concept rather than an attempt to explicate it in real life terms". Added by: sirfragalot|
Quoting Steven Poole "it is lack of coherence rather than unrealism which ruins a gameplaying experience".
Poole further says that indeed the more realistic a character's movements may be, the more frustrated a player may become that the character cannot complete other realistic, and therefore to be expected, movements. Added by: sirfragalot
Discussing animation, film and games and the notion of realism, says that realism is relative (a realtistically rendered game is realistic only in comparison to other games for example).
Often, environmental details tend to the mimetic (mimicking reality as closely as possible) while character and animation tend to the abstract (suggesting reality or a particular concept of reality). Added by: sirfragalot
|p.130 Uses the terms simulation and emulation as synonyms for abstraction and mimetics. Added by: sirfragalot|
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