PDA

View Full Version : Developing character


lildragon
10-23-2007, 08:20 PM
http://www.thecareergamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/developing_character2.jpg

I've recently written up an article on the importance of character development and ways to make your characters interesting through a back story.

You can find it here,

http://www.thecareergamer.com/?p=155

Take care,

~t

AikoWorld
10-24-2007, 08:50 AM
thank you for the insight, very interesting, i love the question setup you did, this actualy chainges the way i think, thx!

AJ
10-24-2007, 09:00 AM
Nice article Tito :)

I'd probably contest that Pac Man has 'a back-story' though.


What is the character’s back-story?
He is a yellow ball with a flapping mouth.


What’s happening in their present situation?
He is eating everything.


What is their current environment like? Has it always been this way?
It's a maze filled with ghosts. Yes?


What relationships do they have within the story?
Ghosts eat him, he eats ghosts.


What is the character’s mannerisms like?
Like a yellow ball with a flapping mouth.

What are their personalities like?
Greedy


What is their disposition?
Hungry.


Age, sex, name?
Unknown, male, Pac Man.


What is their appearance like? Are they tall, short, muscular, thin, overweight?
Yellow, spherical, flappy.


What clothes/armor/uniform do they wear?
None.


What is their job/role within the story?
Eating.


What are their offensive and defensive capabilities?
Eating.

:D

Seriously though, is your character development for a serious project or for a personal exercise?

rasmusW
10-24-2007, 10:06 AM
thanks for the effort, tito.

looking forward to read this later today.

-r

lildragon
10-24-2007, 12:36 PM
Nice article Tito :)

I'd probably contest that Pac Man has 'a back-story' though.



Lol you got me there AJ, I guess I was thinking more 'iconic' when I chose him :D . As for the project, it is a personal venture for now ;)


AikoWorld I'm happy to hear that you got something from it!
rasmusW thx and I hope you enjoy.

take care,

~t

bentllama
10-24-2007, 05:30 PM
nice to see you mention the master chief. you would not believe some of the backstory in the halo universe...

http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page - a lot of our fans take the universe very seriously, as do we.

SheepFactory
10-24-2007, 05:38 PM
Nice article Tito :)

I'd probably contest that Pac Man has 'a back-story' though.



What is the character’s back-story?
He is a yellow ball with a flapping mouth.


What’s happening in their present situation?
He is eating everything.


What is their current environment like? Has it always been this way?
It's a maze filled with ghosts. Yes?


What relationships do they have within the story?
Ghosts eat him, he eats ghosts.


What is the character’s mannerisms like?
Like a yellow ball with a flapping mouth.

What are their personalities like?
Greedy


What is their disposition?
Hungry.


Age, sex, name?
Unknown, male, Pac Man.


What is their appearance like? Are they tall, short, muscular, thin, overweight?
Yellow, spherical, flappy.


What clothes/armor/uniform do they wear?
None.


What is their job/role within the story?
Eating.


What are their offensive and defensive capabilities?
Eating.

:D

Seriously though, is your character development for a serious project or for a personal exercise?



LMAO. AJ I'll have to ban you before you get me fired. I am still wiping tea from my keyboard. :D

Digiegg
10-24-2007, 10:54 PM
lol AJ, that was hilarious.

CGTalk Moderation
10-24-2007, 10:54 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.