7 Developer Tricks You Won't Be Able to Unsee

Published A month ago by Andy Farrant

Ruse of engagement

Videogames are much like magicians in that they use skill, technology and misdirection to trick people into thinking that what they're seeing is real, and to hide the mechanics of how everything works. But where a magician's tricks are about spectacle, videogame tricks can be subtler, using camera angles, animations, the environment and game systems to manipulate the player.

Here are seven of our favourite examples of neat developer tricks that once you see, you won't be able to unsee in plenty of your favourite games. Enjoy!

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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