Everyone plays games when they are children; playing just comes naturally. That is proof enough that there are no requirements to games. Moreover, with the advent of the digital age, there are no boundaries between games and humans.
Video games offer something different to every individual. For some people, they are a hobby to pass time during the commute. Others connect with friends and family members. And to some, they are an escape from reality. In short, video games are more than meets the eye.
My name is Nicholas, and I have loved video games for as long as I can remember. In fact, they fascinate me so much that at the age of 12 I ventured into the art of game development. That step opened me up to the world behind video games - one that very few gamers ever get to see.
Often, players see a fraction of the product - moving pixels on a monitor, or words in an evolving story. Sometimes, those pixels do not show the whole picture, and the words do not tell the entire story.
Games are not only about the graphics, the mechanisms and the narrative. Behind a video game is the fruit of countless hours of development, a multitude of sacrifices and tough decisions. Players don't get to see behind the scenes, or make the same judgments that go into creating a game. That is what inspired me to create Game Lens.
Games are not only about the graphics, the mechanisms and the narrative. Behind a video game is the fruit of countless hours of development, a multitude of sacrifices and tough decisions.
This project centers around examining video games and the features that we adore, and the people behind the games we play and love. Most importantly, Game Lens aims to reach both players and developers.
Game Lens is a personal project that offers game developers a platform to explain the rationale that goes into making video games. At the same time, it shows players a side of video games that they seldom get to see.
A new video game story is about to begin, and game developers are the ones telling it. This is Game Lens.
If you have a video game you're proud of, or if you want to share your thoughts about your experiences in game development, drop me a line in the contact page. Great art is meant to be shared!