The Fixation Database of Video Games is a collection of images that display a visual timeline of a video game longplay. Longplays (sometimes referred to as playthroughs) are screen recorded videos of a player playing the entire game from start to finish. The longplay video is processed into individual frames, which are stacked into a grid. Each fixation displays a stripped timeline that reveals the color palette and light patters of the game indicating individual levels, color elements, changing scenes, and unique player interaction. The Video Game database features longplay video fixations for hundreds of titles, on a variety of platforms, and from the late 1970's to the the first decade of the 21st Century. The fixations reveal the rhythm and structure of the game and permit comparisons between different platforms, franchises, and graphic technologies. The goal of this database is to begin discussions and investigations around the visual color design of video games. You can browse or use the search bar to peruse the database, download the images, and explore the visual dynamics of early video game design. Assistant Professor Jeffrey Moser West Virginia University
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