Terrific, thanks for sharing ! I don't know if it's because it's a game rather than products we're more used to see (eg web apps), but the thinking behind the style guide seems to go beyond the usual trite statements, eg "our brand is minimalist and true". I find appreciable how, in accordance with its stated goal of immersion, the guide itself is focused on the final "feel" rather than on the technical or detailed properties of UI components.
Yeah, I found it pretty interesting myself. It's not completely unlike what we do on the web, before reading it I had never considered typography in games or gave much thought to how important a solid ui is to core gameplay. I really need to start paying more attention.
In the video game industry, the practice of UI design is more 'evolved' as a discipline, in my opinion, than it is on the web or in apps. It has never really gotten great attention outside of the game industry, but with the increasing prevalence of motion and interactivity, and the advent of VR and AR, I think a lot of designers are going to come to the same realisation.
Definitely. Beyond the type, color, etc. the fact that it's diagetic is really interesting, there's not many other games like that (eg Hawken where the info is shown on the cockpits instruments rather than floating in the air: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nwodt_cobalt/8515264130/in/album-72157629870848702/).
There's a short article on the topic fwiw: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4286/game_ui_discoveries_what_players_.php?print=1
I played over beta weekend and the UI felt and integrated well with the environment. Lots of lines used with varying widths.
The fact this even exists is great, there was definitely some effort that was put into this game.
Lovely stuff, very very interesting to see how this kind of thing is treated on mediums other than the web.
I'd love to see more examples of video game style guides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKaiXA4Xx74 This might be of interest to you then
Very interesting, brand guidelines delivered in video. Very cool.
Yeah it feels right. Like making a brand guidlines for a website as a webpage. It just works for the medium.
Never seen anything like this before. Really cool. Would you know if this was in place of a more traditional style guide, or on top of it?
Not a clue, but I know this was put out to the public. So it also semi feels like a marketing piece.