It’s a fair question. After all, technology is moving like a cheetah. What seems to be “industry standard” one day is “yesterday’s news” the next. Things go from “Beta to VHS to Laserdisc to DVD to BluRay to goodness knows what’s next” in the blink of an eye. It’s almost pointless to commit to a file format. Isn’t it?
Not so fast little mouse. Vector art is here to stay. Here’s why:
I’m sure that we all remember lining up at Chuck E. Cheese to dump quarters into retro video games like Star Wars, Battle Zone and Asteroids (play it online for free). Little did you know, that each quarter was already going to support vector based technology? You were paving the way for other designers to keep the format alive. You are already involved, whether you know it or not.
The one thing that you probably noticed from that type of game play was how smooth it was. How precise the aim and touch. Over time, colourful games like Pac Man came along and gobbled up much of the attention. Pixel-based design was about to take off like a rocket. Vector art took the low road. Finding it’s way to graphic designers who admire qualities like precision and measurement.