I am introducing a new idea to creating ambigram artwork in this section. I think its very innovative. It involves creating theme based ambigrams. This means that each ambigram's design is derived from (or is related to) that word's meaning and its implications! Go see them. I will explain them as they come. Should be a treat for eyes!
So here are my favorite games-Quake III Arena
This ambigram features a big cross-hair in the center. Quake III game is a first person shooter and the crosshair is related to that. The red color gives a hint that the game has lot of blood spilling in it.
No other game beats it. It came out in 1999 and has just one straight objective - Kill. No boring missions, no long stories. What you get is a right blend of wide open air maps, high speed, crazy physics (with gravity defying jumps) and incredible weapons including lethal rail gun, rocket launcher (to get some mind blowing mid air frags), and many others. 60000+ frags till now and am still playing it. Just put on some heavy metal music, start fragging, sharpen your reflexes and have a blast. I have even put up a quake movie featuring my frags. You can download it here.Far Cry
This game is based on jungle warfare. This is highlighted by green color and the artwork has a nice foliage rendering theme.
Need for Speed
One of the most fulfilling (and also the most difficult) single player missions in a first person shooter based on Crytek’s Cry engine. Highly immersive graphics, good storyline with jungle warfare, rich ambient detail. Jungles feature dense foliage. Beaches have blinding-white sand with the surf slowly lapping ashore. Real-time lighting and shading effects are incorporated to a degree rarely seen before, so when you walk in the jungle, you actually see the shadows of overhead leaves flickering on your rifle. And a near miss from an enemy rocket will black out your vision! One of the most stunning games to behold, even better thing to experience. Look out for Crytek's new game Crysis
at E3 this summer. It is based on their upgraded CryEngine2
game engine. You can download its trailer
This is an arcade game. Hence you have a 'racy' ambigram design.
When you talk of arcade games, need for speed comes right at the top. EA’s ever popular racing series is currently into its 8th
(or is it 9th
) edition with Most Wanted. Stunning graphics, real looking cut scenes, highly detailed cities, mind blowing THX quality sound (hear that engine revving up!), wide variety of cars each with their trademark handling and speed, any need for speed game has always been fun to play with. I can pretend to be behind the wheels of cars which I might never get to drive (forget abt owning them).
Prince of Persia
This ambigram features swords on either side. Swords are the main weapon used by Prince in this game.
The Prince of Persia Series (The Sands of Time, The Warrior Within, The Two Thrones) has been known for its tight controls, music ranging from heavy metal with guitar riffs (Godsmack) to enchanting arabian tunes, satisfying environmental puzzles set in beautiful levels, time control featuring speed kill and use of sands, nonlinear and gripping storyline (that rivals the best sci-fi fantasies), awesome acrobatics by the Prince himself, wide variety of weapons including swords and daggers, rich and
immersive environments, highly sophisticated yet beautiful level design and one of the best gameplay experiences ever. I still remember that I had finished Warrior Within in 4 days while also attending college! Kudos to the Ubisoft team for a great game that will always be dear to our hearts and fresh in our minds.
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