VideoGameConsulting.com Associate John Dower Writes for Continue Magazine about Motion Capture for Video Games

LONDON (February 19, 2012) - VideoGameConsulting.com associate John Dower is featured in Issue 1 of Continue magazine where he writes about motion capture for video games.

“Motion capture and performance capture are fast becoming the industry standard method for helping create naturalistic performances in games. Human live-action performance is used to create animation that feels increasingly true to life. The technology used was first developed to support the medical industry by analysing gait and bone structure, but now is so advanced that it can be used to record the subtlest gestures and emotions. In order to support the future capability of the technology, we need to recognise this shift and support the human element of the capture. We need to shift the emphasis away from the tech and appreciate more the importance of performance.”

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About VideoGameConsulting.com:

Founded in 2006 by BAFTA winning* industry veteran Martin Korda, VideoGameConsulting.com is a professional video game consultancy and scriptwriting company that brings together an elite team of international industry experts to help provide publishers and developers – whether they be multinational companies producing AAA products or small indie developers looking to make an impact in the market - with an informed, professional and unbiased opinion of their products, as well as professional scriptwriting, narrative design and directing services.

For the past six years the company has provided game design, evaluation and scriptwriting expertise to many of the world’s leading publishers and developers including Electronic Arts, Sega, Ubisoft, Atari, THQ, Codemasters, Eidos, Sierra Games, Ubisoft Montreal, Nickelodeon, Disney, Bethesda, Lionhead Studios, Valve Software and many more.

Whether it’s at the planning stages of development or just weeks prior to release, VideoGameConsulting.com provides companies with invaluable insights to help identify their products’ strengths and weaknesses while offering informed opinion on key areas of improvement and market position.

VideoGameConsulting.com’s extensive consultancy services include in-depth game evaluations, development document assessments, mock reviews, post mortems and product acquisition evaluations.

As well as its games consultancy expertise, VideoGameConsulting.com offers a range of scriptwriting, narrative design, character development and directing services.

For more information about VideoGameConsulting.com and its services, please visit www.VideoGameConsulting.com or email martin_korda@videogameconsulting.com. You can also follow Martin on Twitter: @MartinKorda

For more information on John Dower, please visit www.johndower.co.uk or email john.dower@uk.com

About Continue Magazine

Published four times a year, Continue is a magazine about gaming culture that covers everything we love about the notion of humans having fun. We’re features-led, intelligently-written, and cover all aspects of gaming, from the biggest AAA console shooters to the most obscure board games known to man. We won’t tell you what games to buy or what you should be getting excited about six months from now. Instead, Continue is about the games we play right now, the way we play them and the people we play them with.

For more information about Continue magazine, please go to: http://www.continuemag.com

To view a preview version of Issue 1, please go to: http://www.continuemag.com/issue1-preview

*Consultant and lead writer on The Movies, winner Best Simulation BAFTA 2006  


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