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Evolution Of Graphic Games: Gamers Life From 8-Bit To Ultra-Realistic

Evolution Of Graphic Games: Gamers Life From 8-Bit To Ultra-Realistic


Evolution Of Graphic Games reminds us of that line from the mouths of gaming muggles, “Gameplay kaisa bhi ho Graphics important hai bhai game mein.”

For every non-gamer, a game is judged by the game graphics. No one cares about the gameplay or story. Graphics is what keeps a player hooked. The first moving graphics game was invented by Physicist William Higinbotham in October 1958, named Tennis for Two. And so here begins the blog on Evolution Of Graphic Games:

  1. Arcade Games Graphics
  • Due to the lack of processors during the 1970s-80s, developers used simple graphics that looked like 3D.
  • The 1970s saw no texture in the visuals. There were different lines of colour that looked like 3D Games.
  • Games like Space Invaders and Star Wars were the most popular graphics adventure games at that period.
  1. Console Graphics
  • In 1977, Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS) launched Atari 2600. With Atari VCS came 2 KiB cartridges with nine simple, low-resolution games.
  • Games in Atari VCS were more detailed graphically compared to arcade games. The system was popularized because of microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on ROM cartridges.
  • Adventure Games launched for Atari 2600 were Air-Sea Battle, Blackjack, Combat, Indy 500, Star Ship, Street Racer.
  1. 8-bit Graphics Era
  • 8-bit graphics games are the games in which every pixel uses 8-bit colour storage. The maximum number of colours shown in 8-bit graphics are 256. 
  • Some of the most popular 8-bit adventure graphics games are Zelda, Super Mario, Space Invaders, and Shovel Knight.
  • Being a 90s kid, everyone remembers playing 8-bit graphics in arcade games in cybercafes and restaurants.
  1. 16-bit Graphics Era
  • The 16-bit Graphics Era has also been known as the fourth generation of console gaming. The first 16-bit graphics game was launched by the Japanese company Hudson Soft. It was named TurboGrafx-16 (in North America) on October 30, 1987.
  • 16-bit graphics provide better graphics and colour pallets.
  • Some of the most popular 16-bit adventure graphics games are Mortal Kombat II, Mega Man X, Super Mario, Streetfighter 2.
  1. 32-bit/ 64-bit Graphics Era
  • The 32-bit/ 64-bit Graphics Era is the fifth generation of the game console. These ones provide a display resolution of 576i and a colour palette with an alpha channel (it has 4,294,967,296 colours).
  • FM Towns Marty was the first 32-bit/ 64-bit graphics console launched by Fujitsu on February 20, 1993.
  • Some of the most popular 32-bit/ 64-bit adventure graphics games are Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Prince of Persia Warrior Within, Resident Evil 5.
  1. Virtual Reality Headset
  • Virtual Reality Headsets are known as VR Sets. It consists of a special kind of 3D graphics that fit your face.
  • VR sets are widely used for training simulation and other applications. Virtual reality sets provide separate images for the eye with head motion tracking. 
  • The Sword of Damocles was the first virtual reality game developed in 1968 by Sutherland, Bob Sproull.
  • The most popular VR graphic adventure games are Half-Life: Alyx and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Minecraft.
  1. Modern World Graphics
  • Nowadays, graphics are so realistic that it requires a high-end PC with a high-end Graphic Card and Processor.
  • Modern world graphics look more realistic while playing.
  • Some most popular graphics adventure games with realistic graphics are Assassin Creed Valhalla, Godfall, Battlefield V, Control.

The 90s gamers will understand the Evolution of Graphic Games from playing in cybercafes to experiencing high-end PC life–the life of a gamer goes on…

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