Enhancing The User Experience: GUI and Sound
The term video game is used to describe games that are played via a video monitor or screen of some sort. Early video games were limited to text and keyboard characters on monochrome displays, but they have since evolved into complex game experiences that use 3D imagery, stereo sound, and—depending on the platform—motion detection and sensory feedback capabilities.
The Graphical User Interface or GUI is a visual overlay that assists the player by communicating information including score, inventory items, and maps, and also can provide additional means for the player to interact with the game.
Sound is also crucial to a robust and rich game experience. Music is used to set the mood ...