Patent Number: 6,295,064

Title: Image perspective control for video game images

Abstract: The perspective of a displayed video game image is moved in order to bring an attentional subject into a hypothetical focus frame, and the focus frame is moved back to a rear position on an extension opposite to the direction in which the attentional subject moves, for providing a wide area in front of the attentional subject in the direction in which it moves, and the attentional subject is brought into the moved focus frame. The rear position is a position in which a central reference point of the focus frame is located on a boundary line of the circular center movement range when the central reference point is moved opposite and parallel to the direction in which the attentional subject moves. The wide area provided in front of the attentional subject in the direction in which it moves, provides enough room for maneuver for the game player to take an action easily even when an opponent game character suddenly pops up in the displayed video game image.

Inventors: Yamaguchi; Makoto (Amagasaki, JP)

Assignee: Konami Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06T 15/10 (20060101); G06T 15/20 (20060101); G06T 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018