The Librarian is a game that feels like a poem

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. When presented with different points of information, the human brain naturally tries to fill in the gaps. A number of games take advantage of this, like indie game Gone Home. When you start the game you enter a massive home only knowing that your family lives there, and that they mysterious aren’t there. The rest of the experience is spent piecing together why everyone is gone, based on what information you find both out in the open and hidden throughout the house. It uses these gaps in your understanding to engage the… Read the full article…

20 pro tips for creating inspirational mood boards

When trying to convey a design idea to win pitches and get an early sign-off, moods, feelings and visions can be difficult to communicate verbally. So designers will often use mood boards: a collection of textures, images and text related to a design theme as a reference point. Mood boards help others to ‘get inside our heads’ as they show what you’re thinking and feeling about a creative idea and your intended vision for a piece of work. Get Adobe Creative Cloud now That said, mood boards can be a pain to create, with many hours spent trawling image galleries, websites, books and magazines looking for that perfect image to sum up your intended feel for the work at hand. The right tools for creating mood boards can help, as can the following tips on making your mood board process more effective – increasing your chances of winning that pitch. Read the full article…

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Monster Hunter Movie Starring Milla Jovovich Will Start Production in September

A big screen adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter will begin production in September this year, reports Variety. Backed by German film production and distribution company Constantin Film, the movie will feature Resident Evil and The Fifth Element star Milla Jovovich in an unspecified role. It will be helmed by Jovovich’s husband Paul W. S. Anderson (writer of all six movies in the Resident Evil film franchise and the director of four of them). The film, reportedly budgeted at around USD$60 million, is set to shoot in South Africa – just like 2016’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Read the full article…