Friday 18 March 2011

Pic of the Week . . . Assassin's Creed

Something a little different today. I thought I'd go with the topic of Assassins this week, to help inspiration for a new short story of mine. This brought Assassin's Creed to my attention. Wow!

Assassin's Creed is a game and normally I'm not a gaming person, but if I was, Assassin's Creed would be the thing I'd go for. I don't know much about it, but from what I've seen in adverts, it looks pretty awesome.

This got me thinking. I imagine that creating a computer game is much like creating a novel - without all the techno jargon that goes with it. You have to build your world and make it real; you have to create characters; you have to give it a story, a reason, and you have to put obstacles in their way to make things interesting.

Visually, the main character - the assassin - is stunning. Unfortunately I don't know a lot about the game to comment on anything else, but what a character he'd make in a work of fiction. And I have to say, I'd rather read about him as opposed to the Super Mario Brothers.

(However the choice between the assassin and his Lego version is a different

Anyway, Pic of the Week - Art from Assassin's Creed.

Have a good weekend.


  1. Both Assassin's Creed games are some of the best games ever, in my opinion. And you're absolutely right. Creating a novel and designing a video game are very similar. When I write my stories, I always imagine that I'm designing a game of some sorts.

  2. Game art can be amazing. Have a look at this

  3. Hey, guess what I found and bought at the weekend? Assassin's Creed - Renaissance - THE BOOK! It IS a book written by Oliver Bowden! How funny! I did not know this. I shall read and I shall review.

    And Vic, thanks for the link. Manga style characters are very popular in the gaming industry. I love their detail. x

  4. I don't do video games, but I used to play D&D and those sorts of role playing games where you sit around a table with dice. That was much like writing a story.

    It's funny, when kids get deep into their pretend, they'll almost forget the lego man looks all yellow and blocky.

    And, when you come over to my blog to pick up YOUR AWARD **yay!** you can see the Playmobile people my kids set up on my kitchen counter. LOL