Forward thinkers and innovative minds have found a playground in the world of gaming. As an artist uses a brush and a canvas to create, designers, programmers, gaming enthusiasts, and tech geeks use the tools of technology as their brush. The gaming landscape is their canvas.
Advances in Gaming Technology
From artificial intelligence to virtual gaming, technology has taken gaming in a few short decades from being a potential-filled but struggling concept to an industry that has exploded across the world. Here are a few of those technological advancements that have enabled artists in the world of tech to create some amazing masterpieces.
Most of us have seen those choppy pixelated features in those archaic models of home gaming, such as those produced by Atari, Sega, and Nintendo in the earliest days. With the processing power (beginning with the microprocessor) and hardware capabilities today, gameplay and the visual aspects of gaming have become more lifelike in looks and feel than ever.
Interactive gaming has helped deliver that lifelike action and was one of the many changes that impacted the gaming world. The tools and features found in the Agora Quick Start Guide make it easy for programmers and designers to incorporate interactive gameplay.
The landscape of gaming has changed so dramatically that even the definition of “multiplayer gaming” has changed. A few of us still remember the idea of multiplayer gaming involving unraveling controller wires and plugging into that large boxy console. Then a small advancement in a technology known as the internet changed everything.
We know and refer to as multiplayer gaming today was ushered in and made possible by the internet. From here, MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) was born, and it has evolved into the experience we know now. This gameplay between players worldwide also introduced an entirely new aspect to gaming: live in-game communications.
Live In-Game Communications
There was a day when playing with your friends or embarking on a mission with your team involved packing up your personal controller and going to your friend’s house. Now you don’t have to leave your home (or your phone) to share those same missions and battles with not only a few friends but hundreds.
As one story reported, these communications allow players to join in, “Forging alliances, creating armies and battling against opponents… to attract millions of fans from all walks of life.”
Online gaming has introduced an entirely new community and platform for gamers to interact. People from all over the planet are building relationships and communities around the gaming arena. This is not gaming as we once knew it.
The Future of Gaming
If the landscape of gaming was a portrait, those earliest days laid the foundation for what would one day be transformed into an amazing work of art. With the talented and innovative minds holding the brushes of technology, using new tools and colors like artificial intelligence today, gamers everywhere are certainly waiting for the next gaming masterpiece’s unveiling.