Thank you for playing! It was great meeting you all last week at GDoC. Hope to see you around at another NYC event. Music is by Marwan Ramen!
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Link to final project. (Gameplay video & screenshots there.)
The prompt: "Finally, a small smile showed on the usually emotionless person."
The idea for Into the Storm was to have a player character that was sad or in pain and in search of warmth or happiness. Some original brainstorms included a silhouette that was sluggish. I wanted to abstract the emotion of sadness or depression for simplicity and decided that the enemy should be a storm cloud. Some inspiration included Inside Out (2015), Inner Workings (2016), Every Day the Same Dream, Zoloft commercials, and poetry by H.D. I had wanted the setting to feel broken or like it was falling apart.
It was wonderful to brainstorm and experiment with different ways to express the prompt, especially because it felt very much in the realm of subject matter I typically tackle in my creative work. I particularly enjoyed working on this character that didn’t have a full body, even though it was challenging. Without a visual design background, it was difficult to get the entire scene to look cohesive and I struggled to draw. I wish I had an opportunity to spend time on the game mechanics, level design, and audio. I think changes to those elements paired with the visuals made for the class would have better communicated the prompt.
Emperatriz Ung - normal walk cycle update 10/14
Emperatriz Ung - normal walk cycle update (with arms!)
Emperatriz Ung - normal walk cycle update (still no arms)
Emperatriz Ung - normal walk cycle (no arms yet...)
Emperatriz Ung - HW1
- Person A begins walking away. Person Bis reaching out.
- Person A continues walking away. Person B begins to lower arm.
- Person A continues walking away. Person B begins to bring arms to face.
- Person A continues walking away. Person B brings arms to face.
- Person A continues walking away. Person B begins to cry.
- Person A continues walking away. Person B cries.
- 1-2: moment to moment
- 2-3: action to action
- 3-4: moment to moment
- 4-5: action to action
- 5-6: moment to moment