November 23, 2012 Developer Blog No Comments

 

Game graphics are always a challenge, but after doing this for some time, I highly recommend learning how to do vector graphics.  What is vector you might ask?  Vector graphics allow you to size your images and graphics to any size without loss of quality.  In a nutshell it means that I won’t see square pixels when I zoom in.

If you look in the video you will see what I mean by Vector graphics as I go over the creation of our character Beetoo, from our new upcoming game Adventures of Beetoo.

We use INKSCAPE to design the base character and if you looked at my earlier post you will see the really neat tutorials there for drawing characters like this using inkscape.  By the way, inkscape is a free program that you can download here: http://www.inkscape.org/.  I highly recommend learning how to use this tool as it will help you increase the quality of your games.

Ultimately if you want to outsource the graphics, that is fine as well, but learning how to do it yourself can save you some money in the long run.  At the beginning, most starting app developers have a very tight amount of funds.  As you grow however, outsourcing is always the way to go.

Take a look at the video and you’ll get to see why choosing vector graphics over other forms of graphics is so much more powerful.

Until next time, enjoy your app development!

God Bless!

Abhinav Gupta
Written by Abhinav Gupta
Abhinav Gupta is the Lead Developer and CEO of Game Scorpion Inc. He has been developing apps and games for several years and has a passion for creating new things. The apps he and his team have created have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times across the world in various markets and platforms including Apple iOS, Android, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and even Blackberry RIM. He has written several pieces on the subject of mobile apps and mobile business and has even been seen discussing his apps, courses and training in several prestigious venues including one recently in 2012 at the Blackberry Dev Jam in Montreal, Canada.