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12th October

Post by Miles on Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:59 pm

Today I and some other students had our Research Skills lesson. Well, until now I had not really developed a lot of skills since my old school never really cared about research and how we need to do it. All I good strategies that I know until now are to take the keywords of a question you have and enter them when searching for a website, book, or something like this online. Also I am aware of that using different sources is really good to have a nice variation. Because I know so less I took a lot of notes to be honest.



Furthermore I will probably need to change my Planning since many things also in school happen that make me have less time for my Personal Project. I will probably move the drawing into November to take the holidays for thinking and fixing the story so that I have also a better base to start on drawing. I actually did some drawings by now but I will redo them perhaps. Also I felt like testing a bit and were able to script a way (with a bit help from a tutorial) how I can move the character and prevent him from walking over a specific colour. It works really well!




Also I asked Caitlin to try what I coded until now to get some feedback to work on with. She said that it was great and gave me the idea to make the character jump when the spacebar is pressed - i will try to do this next since the feedback was very constructive.
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Re: 12th October

Post by Miles on Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:56 pm

Since I planned doing the storylines the last day I wrote all down that i had for it and through the research I did as well as through various movies that I remembered, set in the future (like the maze runner, divergent,..), I could get a rough outline of the story done. Yay for that. I will probably refine the story by adding more detail about the single stages but I am happy for now to have a plot that I can work with.

I wrote: Category of the Game: Point and Click Adventure/RPG

The story is set in the year 3016 - when the humans are leaving the earth because it is full with waste and cant be used for living anymore since everything has turned into deserts because of global warming and the sun coming nearer. But only the rich people can go since it costs a lot of money to escape this place that you now life in. While the story the main character should tell more about how it could have been prevented (reflect on cradle to cradle, recycling, no fossils fuels,.. to reflect on strand).
The plot of the story is that the earth has become even more hot through the global warming, full of waste and because of this humanity has to escape from the planet since it will be destroyed in some years time by the sun. Our protagonist Sean is born in a poor family and does not have the opportunity to take this journey to mars which was terrafied (means that it was made similar to earth through emissions, technology and science). He needs to smuggle himself onto a private spaceship.

The main character has a genetic defect that causes him to have telekinesis that can be used to fight against mutants of dogs (or other animals) as well as getting items nearer than they are (Point and Click).

The story should start off when a lot of people are rushing through the streets to go to the space shuttles that will leave from J. F. Kennedy Airport in New York since it is one of the biggest airports of the world. Sean is watching the happening until his richer friend leaving with that plane runs over to him telling him that he got informations of a private space shuttle leaving in Chicago (which is by then a old ruined city at all). And since it is private there might be a change to get on it and leave this place. Sean instantly starts a journey to Chicago. The first stage he needs to fight against monsters to leave the city of New York and heads the direction a merchant tells him. This merchant is very shady at all and turns out to try to lure him into a trap because of his abilities. Monolog about the goals of him when Sean left the stage into the told direction (about- see further in text). He ends up at an old fabric that he must cross, according to the wrong information. This will be in form of a Point and Click (similar to Room Escape) until the player reached the other end (after 3 rooms). The protagonist then runs into other people of this organisation that calls itself “Phantom”. This organisation wants to take over the government on mars to accomplish their plans to create a new world completely without technology since they see only the bad site of the innovations made. Sean should help them with his telekinesis powers and in return they offer him a flight - but he denies it since he does not want to help with such a plan that would set humanity back to the very beginning (but still he questions if that would be good). He runs away, facing mutants sent after him and finally arrives in Chicago at the destination where the space shuttle should start. And he smuggles himself onto the ship then noticing that it belongs to the organisation that he just ran from since they have a private jet. He then decides to face them again and works himself to the top (Point and Click; 3 rooms). He then hijacks the space ship with his telekinesis powers and is allowed to stay as an legal migrant since he shattered the plans of Phantom to pieces. In epilog tell the end of the story with arriving and reflection on the adventure again.


Point and Click:
The player can reach items that are further away through his telekinesis and needs to solve little riddles connected to items found in the room in order to get through the door to the next.

RPG Mode:
The Protagonist will fight dogs (and other mutated animals) through telekinesis powers (=with the space bar to fight).

Furthermore, because I was just in a thinking progress and completely involved about the game I also researched a bit and found an online character generator that is free to use thanks to my research skills. I made the sprites for the characters (since I am already too overworked with making the faces for dialogues and backgrounds). I also mentioned in the stories and decided to give them a more detailed outline of who they are. I defined the main character, his friend, the bad guy, the members of the bad organisation as well as sprites that should be used for the battlers. I tried to give them characteristics that make them different to each other since I heard in drama about 3 dimensions of a character. I like this idea from the Russian playwright. I will probably use the magic if (when you ask yourself about how your character would ask in certain situations) when I write down the dialogues and definite actions of the characters later.
i will probably consider thinking about the rooms for the point and click parts more as well as about more detail in the story as well. But also I will try to cut the sprites that are still with green background out. Also when I have finished those considerations I should work on making the character jump like Caitlin suggested.


I wrote:The MainCharacter:

Name: Sean
Background?:
Has no family anymore -> siblings died in their first weeks
-> parents died because of cancer
too poor to escape from earth
genetic defect which causes him to use telekinesis (can fight mutants as well as getting things closer to him)
likes Lilith


Characteristics:
he has a big mouth at all
sarcastic in some kind of way
clever boy probably caused through telekinesis ability

Important Threats:
Loves saying damn it when something does not work out how he wants it to work




The Friend of the Protagonist:

Name: Lilith
Background?:
born into a rich family
dad is in charge of the space shuttle launchings -> thats were she got the information for Sean
actually loves him (add as happy end to the story)
has one younger brother

Characteristics:
reserved character
can be whether really open hearted or closed as a safe
fast changing emotions

Important Threats:
Likes flowers and always uses flower phrases (you look fresh like a flower,…)


The Merchant or head of Phantom:

Name: Merchant/Mr. Outside
Background?:
former fabric worker who lost an eye to a machine at work -> reason for his hate against scientific and technological innovations and wants to stop them
build up this organisations with some not so nice people to work with

Characteristics:
Short tempered
always plays the superior winner of a ‘fight’
actually good at persuading people/finding valid arguments (thats why big organisation/makes Sean think)

Important Threats:
thinks he is the greatest actually
hates kids at all
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