Dave Owen writes: “Islamic art can be subject to restrictions that should hobble most video games. Under Islam’s strictest tenets it must be aniconic, so any depiction of nature – humans, animals, trees, etc. – is considered a sin against God. As a result its artwork traditionally took the form of attractive shapes, intricate patterns, and complex geometry designed to inspire the human mind. Islamic influenced art and imagery has cropped up in games from Journey to Prince of Persia, but now a couple of game developers are out to prove that despite its conspicuous rarity in the medium, Islamic art lends itself brilliantly to game design”.
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