Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mobile Games

New personal illustration for this week - ‘Mobile Games’

I worked as an artist in mobile games for the last 5 years. I don’t have anything against them. There are very good ones and there are also bad ones.

However, the rare emails sent in where a husband or wife is thrown out of their home because they couldn’t control their online spending for a game I worked on was extremely difficult to hear about.

When creating a game, you always aim to create something fun but also don’t want to live on the streets, so you want your product to be lucrative. Sometimes people can’t control spending on games the same way as at a casino, or buying cigarettes/drugs, alcohol etc.

It was very hard to come to terms with the fact that I’d drawn artwork for a product that caused a problem in another person’s home and as a result, it ended up taking advantage of their addictive personality.

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