“Animation to Games, Virtual Department of Games in Tokyo University of the Arts”

  • ©Norihito Ueno, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, Isamu Hasegawa, Mitsuko Okamoto, and Takashi Kiriyama

  • ©Norihito Ueno, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, Isamu Hasegawa, Mitsuko Okamoto, and Takashi Kiriyama

  • ©Norihito Ueno, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, Isamu Hasegawa, Mitsuko Okamoto, and Takashi Kiriyama

  • ©Norihito Ueno, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, Isamu Hasegawa, Mitsuko Okamoto, and Takashi Kiriyama

  • ©Norihito Ueno, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, Isamu Hasegawa, Mitsuko Okamoto, and Takashi Kiriyama

  • ©Norihito Ueno, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, Isamu Hasegawa, Mitsuko Okamoto, and Takashi Kiriyama

  • ©Norihito Ueno, Tomohiro Hasegawa, Prasert Prasertvithyakarn, Isamu Hasegawa, Mitsuko Okamoto, and Takashi Kiriyama

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Entry Number: 27

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    Animation to Games, Virtual Department of Games in Tokyo University of the Arts

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    In recent years the borderline between games and animation has been blurring on the technical front and in terms of “expression,” there are many commonalities between games and animation when “creating the world,” where the characters live and the story unfold. So then, why not create video games from already existing animation titles?

    Animation to Games project, or AtoG, is a collaborative project between Square Enix’s Business Division 2 and Tokyo University of the Arts, where seven animated works by the students were chosen and then directed by the students, with BD2 game creators participating as mentors over a nine-month period of game development. In this session, we would like to talk about the AtoG project and the many insights we learned about art expression and games, as well as the future of game development and education.

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    We are grateful to Prof. Andreas Kratky and Prof. Richard Lemarchand of USC for their contribution to this effort.


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