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Video Games Collection

A research guide to inspire and assist with the study of video games within the UCLA community.

Game Design and Video Game Art

The sources listed below are a selection of materials available in the UCLA Library. Want more? Search the UCLA Library Catalog using one of the subject terms suggested below.

Video Game Art, Design, and Production

For programming manuals, take a look at the Computer Manuals section of the Design Media Arts Research Guide

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History, Theory, and Criticism

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Relevant Subject Terms

Search the UCLA Library Catalog under the following Subject Headings to locate sources related to video game design:

  • Animation (Cinematography)
  • Avatars
  • Cinematography --Special effects
  • Computer animation
  • Computer art
  • Computer games
  • Computer games --Design
  • Computer games --Programming
  • Computer graphics
  • Digital media --Design
  • Digital art
  • Digital media
  • Electronic games
  • Graphical user interface
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Motion --Computer simulation
  • Multimedia systems --Design
  • Video game characters
  • Video game characters --Design
  • Video game music
  • Video games
  • Video games --Authorship
  • Video games --Design
  • Video games for women
  • Video games industry
  • Virtual reality

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