A Study on the Implementation of Stereotypes in Video Game Character Development
Madison, Brad Jerod
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Interactive Design and Game Development
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Interactive Design and Game Development
Includes bibliographical references (p.57-59).
Character development plays an important role when drawing the audience into the video game world. If a player can relate to a video game character it makes the experience of the game much more enjoyable. What happens when a player cannot find a single character in a game that he/she can relate to? One reason is because many video game characters are extremely stereotypical in their appearance and their behavior. Where does the stereotypical inspiration for a character design come from?
The media has always served as our main source of entertainment, and whether we know it or not, it has also played a major role in defining what we eat, drink, how we dress, and how we live our lives. It has also been our main source for information. Most people assume how other cultures or races act from watching television. The research gathered in this study does not just touch on racial stereotypes because that is just one small part. It touches on gender based stereotypes, body weight stereotypes, and sexual orientation stereotypes as well. This study discusses the natural assumptions we all make about a person, place, or thing based on our own background and beliefs. This study examines the media’s influence of these stereotypes and observes how we use these stereotypes to interact with people and even how we view ourselves.
CHAIR: Cookson, Aram
Interactive Design and Game Development
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