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Do you think that a game black and white is cool?

06-01-2012, 12:36 PM
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Do you think that a game black and white is cool?

As the title said: do you think that a game totally do with art only black and white is nice??

Thanks for your opinions
06-01-2012, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Patapple View Post
As the title said: do you think that a game totally do with art only black and white is nice??

Thanks for your opinions
Depends on the art. If done well, it can be nice. See Limbo for instance. But it's easy to make it boring I guess.

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06-01-2012, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Patapple View Post
As the title said: do you think that a game totally do with art only black and white is nice??
It might be, depends on whether it looks good and the graphics fits the theme of the game.

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06-01-2012, 10:52 PM
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And a punch colour or two

Look at this movie poster of Angels and Demons the addition of an expensive red and a steel blue punching up the black and white is one of my favourite colour themes. I always love to see graphics that look expensive.



http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...9QEwAw&dur=542

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06-02-2012, 12:37 AM
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I did a game like that called Rooftop Escape.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rooftop-escape/id434075887?mt=8

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06-02-2012, 01:09 AM
#6
good example the game is Black & white and you punch it up with message conveying colours green and red in your case. Bang the Black and white come to life.

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06-02-2012, 02:15 AM
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I've worked on a game (did the 3D engine) on a game named Black&White, but it was in colors

http://lionhead.com/black-white/

just joking (but I really worked on that game)


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06-02-2012, 12:47 PM
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http://lionhead.com/black-white/

just joking (but I really worked on that game)
Really? That's cool. And do you prefer working in a studio or as indy?

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06-02-2012, 12:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ovogame View Post
I've worked on a game (did the 3D engine) on a game named Black&White, but it was in colors

http://lionhead.com/black-white/

just joking (but I really worked on that game)


JC

I actually originally thought this was what the OP was referring to. Loved that game by the way.
06-02-2012, 01:57 PM
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Contre Jour was super successful with mostly b+w but color detailing.

Removing color makes some things cooler by default, but other things will then require more work, like shapes and effects and outlines will all need to be stronger.

Black and white, when done well, can be more powerful, but you want to make sure it makes sense. Is it trying to be a noir movie theme? Or heavily about light and darkness? What's the reasoning?