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It was the early 90’s when Character Design had it’s most powerful impact on gaming. Rival game companies Nintendo and Sega competed to create the most enticing consoles, games, graphics, and advertising.

But for kids, it came down to one thing: Kids, who would you rather play as? Mario, or Sonic?

The technical limitations of gaming meant that simplistic, well designed characters were the best use of resources on the console. Character Design has continued to play an important role in gaming. Along with Nintendo’s various mascots, the Playstation fought back with Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon.

In this video, I’m also walking you through some iterations I’ve made on my own hypothetical game character, Bumblea.