An infographic can be a fun and interesting way to present information, which is also extremely sharable. If you want to show that you are the experts on a subject, or educate people in a really accessible way that has the potential to go viral, then an infographic is the way to do it! For video games, there are a few reasons why you might want to sum up the experience of playing it in an infographic. Maybe you are the developer and want to give your potential players a fun way to find out more about your game as a way of promoting it, or you are a fan who wants to make something that will be useful to the player community.
If you want to make a video game review in infographic form, here are some things to consider to make sure your infographic is as useful and engaging as possible:
What Is Your Angle?
There are a few ways you can approach your video game infographic, but you want to make sure there is a clear point to it. One good approach is to compare the game you are reviewing to something, for example comparing a sequel to its predecessor. You can show, for example, how many available weapons there are in a game versus the older game in the franchise. You could show that Borderlands 2 has more quests than Borderlands, or that Fallout New Vegas has more deathclaws to fight than Fallout 3. If you don’t want to go down that route, you can compare your game to a rival game, showing it has more hours of playing time or more levels. Alternatively, you can do what this cool FIFA v real life infographic does, and compare the game to the real world! Comparisons are just one option though, you can also look at your game from different perspectives, for example showing how many different things a player might kill in one playthrough.
Are These Facts Interesting To Normal Players?
There are all kinds of facts and statistics relating to each video game, but before you put them on your infographic, you need to consider just how interesting they are to players. What is interesting to a hardcore fan or a programmer is not necessarily the most interesting thing to a potential player. Think about your audience and make your infographic for them rather than to satisfy your own addiction to stats!
It can be really tempting to mirror the style of the game in your infographic, and this is a cool way to present things. However, make sure you don’t use any images you don’t have the rights to. If you can’t legally copy the art style of the game, a retro ‘arcade’ style can work, showing it is about gaming (even if the game in question is a highly stylized, modern game).
Infographics to promote games or just add information to the gaming community are a great way to present stuff, so why not create yours today!