L3 Games Design: Parallax Design

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This is my parallax design that I have created on PhotoShop. Firstly, I chose a scene that I wanted to create and then used the gradient tool just to fill the background with a blue sky and green background. Then, I added it the cloud textures along with the mountain scene and a city scene. After all that was completed I then added a timeline to create the movement of each layer so that it would look like the whole scene was moving from right to left. When creating the timeline I had to make sure that the city was moving faster than the mountains and the clouds because that would be how we see it the further away something is the slower it moves for us. To move each layer I used the position tool within the timeline and then dragging the point to the end of the timeline so it would create a parallax.

L3 Games Design: Task 2 – Game Concept (Greek Gods)

 

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For my game concept I have decided to use the greek gods and I have chosen Zeus, or his sibling Poseidon. Each of these different Greek Gods have different abilities. Zeus is the god of Sky and Thunder, therefore those will be his special powers during the game. On the other hand, Poseidon is the god of the sea, earthquakes and storms, making them his special powers within the game. Each God will be against each other although they are siblings it doesn’t end well for one of them.

Zeus was the God of the sky in ancient Greek religion, who ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus. Zeus is the equivalent to the Roman God of sky Jupiter. Zeus is known and respected as the all-father who was chief of gods. Even the gods who are not his natural children address him as Father, and all the gods rise in his presence and Zeus having his symbols as a thunderbolt, eagle and a bull.

Poseidon was the God of the sea in ancient Greek religion, all seamen worshiped him. His weapon was a trident, with which he could make the earth shake, causing earthquakes, and shatter any object. He was second to Zeus in power amongst the gods. Poseidon was hated by many other gods and combined with his greed he was hated because of his attempts to take over cities that were run by the other gods.

The concept for this game is to achieve greatness and to conquer all. Your character, whether that be Zeus or Poseidon is to make your way through all cities defeating anything that is in your path. Along the way you will come up against obstacles or opponents but the only way to conquer all and become the best is to defeat every opponent you face. Furthermore, when travelling through the cities there will be chances to re-generate your health and to gain power by collecting different things.

Becoming the God of all cities, that is the objective of the game, there are two main character to this game, Zeus, the god of the sky and Poseidon, the god of the sea. After all these years of Poseidon being second to Zeus, Poseidon has finally had enough and wants to be on top and rule the cities, although Poseidon is the brother to Zeus he sees him as one of his enemies now is his quest to because the god of all gods.

The aim of the game is to play as the character zeus and work your way through all cities and defend all towns and cities from the opposition. Within the game you must climb on top of the buildings and reach as far as you can to make sure no enemy has conquered your town.

L3 Games Design: Task 1 – FIFA 17 The Journey

Within FIFA 17 there are numerous games modes that you are able to play whether that is multiplayer or playing by yourself, on FIFA 17 the games modes that you are able to play online are Ultimate team, co-op seasons and pro clubs, all different variations whether that is playing as a team online or you playing against another person from around the world. The single player games modes that are on FIFA 17 are; the journey, a new game mode to FIFA and this is controlling one player and seeing what it is like from starting from the academy of a football club and making your way up to be the best player in the world. Also, you have career mode, which is managing a team and using your finances to buy the players you want and building the best team to win the league that you are in.

Strategy: The strategy on FIFA 17 The Journey is to complete objectives to impress your manager to be able to play in the football team. You start of as a young boy who loves football and gets spotted by a scout, who then sends you to football trials when you are a bit older, after that you then get to chose what club you want to play for, but to get into the first team you must impress the coach in training.

Information set: The information that you will get whilst playing this game is that before every game you will get certain objectives you must complete within the match, for example, you must score two goals before the match ends. On the other hand you can get scenarios in the game where you must decide between three options, keeping your cool, keeping your opinion balanced or making your response fiery. The way you respond in them scenarios determines the outcome of that particular scene.

Payoff: The payoff that you can get from completing the objectives that are handed to you is that you could be living the lifestyle that you always want, living in the big houses, earning big money,being a well-known player and being the best in the world at what you do.

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L3 Games Design: Task 1 – Playing Cluedo

Strategy: The strategy for playing cluedo is to find out who the killer is. To do this you must throw the dice and try and get to each room, once in those room you must create rumours to find out if any other players have the cards of the rumour you have just made up, if any of them do then you can cross out that card on your sheet, until you come to a point where you know who the killer is.

Information set: The information that you get when playing cluedo is that each player will give you the answer to your rumour that you have just said, for example if you say, Plum with the bat in the guest room, if anyone has either of them cards they must show you discreetly without any other player seeing the card.

Payoff: The payoff that you get at the end of playing cluedo is that you have beaten everyone to find out who the killer was.

 

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L3 Games Design: Pixelating Myself

Firstly, I used PhotoBooth to capture and image of myself, and then transferred the image onto PhotoShop. Next, I adjusted the image using the crop tool to make sure it was just my face. Once that was done I then played around with the image size and the indexed colour just to get used to it and to see what I could design with it.

L3 Games Design: Matte Painting

This task was all about matte painting and using different textures to create a final piece. It was all about using different effects to create this scene, for example using different opacities to show the difference between the light and dark colours. I also used different techniques like the dodge and burn tool to create shadows of light and dark.