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Doing More With Less: Gaming's Best Examples of Minimalism

Hardcore Gamer: It's a style that may be in its infamacy, but has still managed to produce a host of incredible games. If you've never really explored this enticing sub-genre, or are looking for some additional examples of it, here is a sampling of some of the best minimalist titles available.

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darthv721054d ago

Back before we had seemingly limitless potential from current gen consoles, the systems had limitations that were very noticeable.

it was the creative talent behind the games that found ways to extend their project to pull features and imagery out of hardware that no one had even thought to use in such ways.

Finding ways around things like limited color pallet, fixed resolutions, sprite capabilities and lack of dedicated hardware acceleration for things like scaling and rotation....there were some amazing games created on systems like the master system, genesis, pc engine, nes....and it was all done by people who felt they could do the unthinkable with hardware that seemed incapable.

The old days of minimalism (to me) are the best examples.

Denton561054d ago

I see what you're saying darth, but to me minimalism is an intentional departure from technological innovations, whereas in your example those were developers who were working to get the most out of more limited technology (compared to today).