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As a Cg artist you no doubt have a huge interest in video games and video game art, it might even be the reason you chose to get into computer graphics. If so, you'll definitely want to check out this excellent article on our sister site Gamedevtuts+.
Almost every major game released these days is made in 3D or uses a heavy amount of 3D assets. While there are still many games made in 2D, even platforms like Flash are now integrating 3D. In this bumper-length article I am going to explore what separates games from other mediums that use 3D art, and cover some of the important topics to consider when making 3D art for games.