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Brief Idea of the game

This is a side scroller game where you are fighting demons and creatures of the nine circles of hell to defeat Hades and save Ira and the other leaders of the nine circles of Hell. 

 

Idea of the game:

The idea is about the seven siblings that live in the nine circles of hell but only two siblings can control two circles hell. Our main character is the sin of Wrath Ira who controls the circles of Anger and Violence, when Ira hears that something has happen to Invidia who runs the circle of Treachery by an unknown message, Ira goes to Treachery only to find Hades the god of the underworld there and Invidia lifeless body and Hades explains how at this point his children had already attacked the others, this causes Ira much anger that she attacks Hades but forgetting who Hades is. Hades uses his powers to force Ira back to Limbo where she has to defeat Hades before her siblings become mindless slaves for eternity. Ira has to face her mindless siblings and their army to get back to Treachery to defeat Hades, Ira does struggling on how she was going to fight her sibling and questioned how Hades could kill Invidia but of course the ghost Invidia comes to aid her and teach her how she can fight Hades and save the others.

Game would play out as a jumping game, the character which is Ira to move and jump, punch and stab create of the nine circles of hell travelling through to seek revenge on Hades who had plan on taking over the worlds. When a sin is brought back from their mind control affects you can switch characters, only being able to unlock three other characters which is Luxuria, the ghost of Invidia(who was killed by Hades but the others weren’t killed they were under control by him) and Gula, each have a different weapon which have different attack styles, Ira has a large knife, Luxuria has a staff with a blade attached to the end, Invidia is more of a character that can be used to solve puzzles and Gula can see hidden items. The game is theme a jumping, solving puzzles and fighting creatures of the underworld, puzzles like to unlock doors using special items and using Gula eyes to find things that couldn’t been seen such like invisible doors or creatures that can disappear for a couple of minutes.

My game will start with the main character Ira starting a level of Treachery which is the last level which also is the final boss battle with Hades, the background and scenery is a icy cave and incased within those are sinner who committed the sin of Treachery, Hades has risen them from the dead and they will be blocking your way. Jumping from one platform to another attacking creatures and defeating all that stand in your way. Using magic to unlock powers or to upgrade weapons.

Names/Seven deadly sins/Dante’s Inferno/Gender:

Luxuria/Lust=Circle of Lust. Gender Female

Lust or Leachery (Latin “Luxuria”) is intense longing. It is usually thought of as intense or unbridled sexual desire, which to fornication, adultery, rape, bestiality and other immoral sexual acts. However lust could also mean simply desire in general; this could be lust for money, power and other things sinful. In accordance with the words of Henry Edward, the one into “a slave for the devil”. Lust if not managed properly can subvert propriety.

Dante defined lust as the disordered love for individuals. It is generally thought to be the least serious capital sin as it is an abuse of a faculty that humans share with animals, and sins of the flesh are less grievous than spiritual sins.

In Dante’s Purgatorio, the penitent walks within flames to purge himself of lustful thoughts and feelings. In Dante Inferno, unforgiven souls of the sin of lust are blown about in restless hurricane-like winds symbolic of their own lack of self-control to their lustful passions in earthly life.

Second Circle (Lust)

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Gula/Gluttony=Circle of Gluttony. Gender female

Gluttony (Latin “Gula”) is the overindulgence and overconsumption of anything to the point of waste. The word derives from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow.

In Christianity, it is considered a sin of the excessive desire for food causes it to be withheld from the needy.

Because of these scripts, gluttony can be interpreted as selfishness; essentially placing concern with one’s own impulses or interests above the well-being or interests of others.

During times of famine, war and similar periods when is scarce, it is possible for one to indirectly kill other people through starvation just by eating too much or ever too soon.

Third Circle (Gluttony)

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Ira/Wrath=Circle of Anger and Violence. Gender Female

Wrath (Latin, Ira) can be defined as uncontrolled feelings of anger, rage and even hatred. Wrath often reveals itself in the wish to seek vengeance. In it’s purest form, wrath presents with injury, violence and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Wrath may persist long after the person who did another grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of wrath can manifest in different ways, including impatience, hateful misanthropy, revenge and self-destructive behaviour, such as drug abuse or suicide.

“People who fly into rage always make a bad landing” -Will Rogers

Fifth circle (Anger/Violence)

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Invidia/Envy=Circle of Treachery. Gender Female

Envy (Latin, Invidia) like greed and lust is characterized by an insatiable desire. It can be described as a sad or resentful covetousness towards traits or possessions of someone else. It arises from vainglory, and severs a man from is neighbour.

Ninth circle (Treachery)

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Villains/History:

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Hades/God of the underworld=Treachery(controls)

Hades was the ancient Greek chthonic god of the underworld, which eventually took his name.

In Greek mythology Hades was regarded as the oldest son of Cronus and Rhea, although the last son regurgitated by his father. He and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated their father generation of gods, the Titans and claimed rulership over the cosmos. Hades received the underworld, Zeus the sky and Poseidon the sea with the solid earth-long the province of Gaia-available to all three concurrently. Hades was often portrayed with his three-headed guard dog Cerberus.

The Etruscan god Aita and Roman gods Dis Pater and Orcus were eventually taken as equivalent to the Greek Hades and merged as Pluto a Latinization of his euphemistic Greek name Plouton.

Macaria/Goddess of Death=Violence(controls)

Macaria or Makaria, is the name of two figures from ancient Greek religion and mythology. Although they are not said to be the same and are given different fathers, they discussed together in a single entry both in the 10th-century Byzantine encyclopedia the Suda and by Zenobius.

Erinyes/Goddess of Vengeance=Anger(controls)

In Greek mythology the Erinyes also the Furies were female chthonic deities of vengeance; they were sometimes referred to as “infernal goddesses”. A formulaic oath in lliad invokes them as “the Erinyes, that under earth take vengeance on men, whosoever hath sworn a false oath. Walter Burkert suggests they are an embodiment of the act of the self-cursing contained in the oath”. They correspond to the Dirae in Roman mythology. The Roman writer Maurus Servius Honoratus wrote that they are called “Eumenides” in hell, “Furiae” on earth, and “Dirae” in heaven.

Dante Inferno:

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Inferno (pronounced from Italian for “Hell”) is the first part of Dante Alighieri’s 14-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. The Inferno tells the journey of Dante through Hell is depicted as nine concentric circles of torment located within the Earth; it is the “realm…..of those who have rejected spiritual values by yielding to bestial appetites or violence, or by perverting their intellect to fraud or malice against their fellowmen. As an Allegory the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul toward God with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.

 

Seven deadly sins:

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The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a grouping and classification of Catholic origin of vice. Behaviours or habits are classified under this category if they directly give birth to other immoralities. According to the standard list they are Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath and Sloth which are also contrary to the seven virtues. These sins are often thought to be abuses or excessive versions of one’s natural faculties or passions (for example, gluttony abuses one’s desire to eat).

 

Sceneries and Setting:

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The level will be based upon from the Dante’s Inferno game which has the level of Treachery which is one of the nine circles of hell. Treachery has been described as a ice cave, sinners live in cold frozen ice for eternity, frozen for eternity. This will be where the final battle will take place against Hades.

 

Game research:

This games are how the lay out of the game will look like side scroller game, instead of a fire pit of hell it’ll be a frozen cave as the level is in the circle of Treachery which is a frozen cave and a frozen lake, as your jumping from one platform to another the sinner that are frozen in the lake will rise from the frozen and stand on a platform where you’d have to fight them.

Demon with Shotguns

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Demon with a shotgun is the ultimate armed with a powerful shotgun, bullet deflecting shield and power up tarot cards, 2 to 4 local players will battle it out to collect each others souls in 9 different competitive game modes across 4 realms and 40 arenas. This is frantic local multiplayer action at it’s bloodiest.

About the game:

  • Frantic local multiplayer, twitch style arena shooting actions.
  • Multiple play characters. Play as the faithless Preacher, the desperate Demon, the Heavenless Angel, the Antichrist Deceiver, the peace keeping Nun or even Death himself.
  • Choose from multiple game modes, including free-for-all and team based modes.
  • Battle it out in 4 different interactive environments, with 10 arenas each, featuring unique environmental hazards and mechanics.
  • Pick up randomly dropped tarot cards that can either bring you good luck or your team in the form of a temporary power-up or can curse your opponents, giving you competitive edge.
  • Deflect bullets back at your opponent with your shield.
  • Dash across the arena to make a quick escape or a trail blazing kill.
  • Master shotgun jumping to reach high platforms and create shortcut.
  • An original soundtrack by VHS Glitch, famed synthwave composer.
  • Featuring the epic voice Jon Bailey from Honest Trailers.

 

Party of Sin

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The picture above is an actual original design art for the game before they made the game into 2D game.

Ever had that itching desire to break out of hell and into the highest reaches of heavens? In Party of Sin, you take control of the Seven Deadly Sins in a competitive puzzle-platform for 1-4 players.

Master a large, dynamic team of anti-heroes- the Seven Deadly Sins – as you forge your destiny on a quest to troll humanity. Envy, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony are all Multi-dimensional with special powers useful in many situations.

Swap characters on the fly as you change tactics based on the situation: ALL the Sins are useful in combat, ALL the Sins aid in puzzle solving, and ALL the Sins have coop interactions, both Good and Evil.

Adventures: A full 6 to 8 hours of gameplay is provided, in both solo and coop modes Play over 20 levels on your adventure through Hell, Purgatory, Earth and Heaven. Upgrade your Sins in the ship by collecting God’s forbidden apples. Five bosses like the Demon Narwal and the Airship Captain stand in your way.

Solo: Being alone requires more thought and planning as you make your escape from hell. Challenging puzzle and battles that will force you to combine powers in creative ways await you.

Coop: you are not alone! Play with up to 3 of your friends and combine the sin powers in new and sinister ways. You will discover that all your powers that work on enemies also work on the other sins. Use them to help the team or punish bad behaviour.

Inspired by known classics: Super Smash Bros, Zelda, Super Mario. Party of Sin takes the best games of your youth and melts them down into a sinful super-game. Powers are adapted from classic mechanics like grappling hooks and time-shifting.

Religious Theme: Explore four biblical worlds as you make your way from the depths of Hell to vaults of Heaven, one angel at a time. Fight enemies based in Christian mythology like demons, angels, cherubs and templars. Take the final fight to Saint-Michale himself!

 

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InDesgin

UI-user interface

UX-user experience

W-hides/shows the grid

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ChoreMonster

What is ChoreMonster?

 

  1. ChoreMonster is a group of web and mobile that help parents manage chores of their children. Parents can access ChoreMonster on their mobile device as well as a desktop computer. Parents have to create an account. Children can also access ChoreMonster on an electronic device with their own account.

 

How does it work?

 

For Parents

 

  1. Quickly and easily create scheduled chores with point values. When your child says they’re done, you approve and they get the points.
  2. Add rewards that your kids “purchase” from their point collection. A reward can be anything from money to a camping trip.
  3. Watch your kids willingly and enthusiastically do their chores, with the need of chore charts.

 

For Kids

 

  1. Sign into the ChoreMonster mobile or web app, designed especially for kids, and see their chores for the day.
  2. Review all the possible they rewards they can get and how much they’ll need to save to get them.
  3. Along the way kids will earn random monsters for added fun surprise.
  4. Suddenly find themselves wanting to do chores

 

Description

 

Your kids will beg to do their chores!

Choremonster makes chores fun by engaging and rewarding your kids! Parents Magazine named ChoreMonster one of the App-solute Must Apps for Families in 2015!

 

Take the tension out of chores with an easy-to-use tool for your 4-12 years olds. Kids earn points by completing chores and earn rewards to be used towards things like ice-cream, an hour of Xbox, or a family camping trip. Parents manage their children’s chore and the rewards they can earn.

 

…..or these popular publications:

“We now give fewer ultimatums, engage in less browbeating, and have more time to relax….with the kids”– Mister Mom Blog

 

ChoreMonster “…..makes it more likely that the trash can is emptied, the toys are put away, and the vegetables are consumed”–The New York Times.

 

Benefits of using this app:

 

  1. Easy to access information from phone and desktop computer.
  2. Easy interface for parents to input information and for child to access information.
  3. No need to print out chore charts.
  4. Easy for child and parents to monitor progress of chores.

 

 

 

Five game reviews-Horror Games

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th was a movie from the 80s and became an iconic classic slashes films, creating a franchise up to twelve films. Also, the movies were so popular that they created a TV show, novels, comic books, video games and even tie-in merchandise. In late 2017 Gun Media announced that they would be creating a Friday the 13th game multiplayer game where you can play either the campers or Jason. The goal of the game is to try and not be killed by Jason or to kill all the campers. The game provides many ways to kill your victims or many ways to kill Jason. Like the movie franchise, Jason is a difficult person to kill which gave the designers Ronnie Hobbs and Wes Keltner a lot to do, sticking to the facts of the movies there are ways to kill Jason but the best way to survive is to run and hide from Jason. The goal for the campers is to kill Jason to survive the game although Jason has special abilities sometimes he can teleport to where the campers are since Jason is slow when it comes chasing people, another way to kill is to either work together to trap Jason or kill Jason yourself if you cant the best thing is to call the police or one of the campers calls the police but you have to avoid getting caught by Jason while the police are on their way.

In the game, the sceneries are designed from the movies which are set in Camp Crystal but there are sceneries from outside of Camp Crystal Lake but they aren’t far away from each other most of them are set from the Friday 13th movie franchise mostly scenes from 1, part 2 and part 3D. giving that the sceneries are designed to replicate Camp Crystal Lake the surrounds is a lake and forest which makes it easier for Jason to sneak up on you, the worst part is the game is set during the night.

Creating the game took some motion capture filming to fully capture the death scene needed for the game, I gather some behind the scenes footage for the game. Using actors to film the scenes needed for the game, the actors would wear a body suit that is wired to capture the body’s movement, when it came to doing the death scene’s they replaced the actors with a dummy since the death scenes are very violent, like very violent there was neck snapping and slamming bodies onto the wall.

Steam gave the game a rating of 7/10 and I have to say the game is really good, the quality is really good, the storyline is good and sticks to the movie franchise.

 

Five nights at Freddy’s

Five nights at Freddy’s is a point and click survival horror video game, jump scare game even though you don’t see it coming. The game was created by Scott Cawthon and it was the first successful game, Scott game was such a big hit that he continued creating more five more games the sixth game has been announced cancel in the meantime which shocked many fans then again the game is popular that they even created books and merchandise. The game starts with the player starting their first night shift at five nights at Freddy’s without knowing that their job is more than just a security night job, what the player doesn’t know is that the animatronic is haunted in the pizza restaurant called “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza”, by haunted I mean these animatronic moves and you have to use security camera by tracking their movement through the camera.

The design of the game is supposed to be a pizza restaurant with singing animatronics but giving that it’s a horror game it has to be scary so they make the sceneries all haunted looking since even a happy place can look scary at night time even the animatronics are scary looking.

The story to the game is much darker than people think, it takes a lot of paying attention and listening to puzzling the story each game is either a sequel or a prequel besides the first game, the rest is before or after the first game and none of them are the same there always something different in each game, change of scenery or change of animatronics. But as each franchise goes on new theories and answer and brought upon the world of Five Nights at Freddy’s, but when sister location was released it almost seemed that it had nothing to do with the other games but after you play the game it couldn’t be more connected the only way of knowing which theory which becomes the answer is correct since Scott hasn’t announced much also Scott did announce that they planned to make a movie but much hasn’t been said or because the games franchise hasn’t finished, not much has been said. Back to the whole story so a YouTuber named game theory did the whole game franchise and is the only person that shown that every game is lined up but there is about twenty video to do with answers and theories.

When playing the game you cant run away all you can do is sit and keep an eye on them making sure they don’t catch you although in the recent game which is sister location there actually a lot of moving involved but in all of the games you cannot fight back all you can do locked security doors to stop them from getting in but again sister location was different from the other games. As always the goal is to survive the night and complete of course five nights, with each animatronics they act in different ways that you never know when they make a move although with Five nights at Freddy’s 4 instead of having camera you couldn’t tell when they were coming so all you can do is listen for certain noise to stop them killing you.

The game is so popular even though it’s a horror game with jump scares but it seems to have grown popular since the game was released in 2014 and continues to still be played, even with books and the movie coming soon.  Here the most recent theory five nights at Freddy’s theory although it’s more about sister location there are references to the other games showing that it’s more connected and because there are so many videos from the same channel that it would take longer to finish it.

 

Slenderman the eight pages

Now Slenderman is similar to five nights at Freddy’s but has a different backstory were created by different creator why they’re similar is more that it’s both a survival and a jump scare game. Now the point of the game is to try to walk around a forest finding eight pages sounds simple but no not when Slenderman is watching you ready to attack you sometimes you can tell when he nearby the screen static telling you he near you. As you walk through the forest your goal is to find the pages not to go near Slenderman no you have to avoid Slenderman or he will kill you causing the game to restart losing the pages. Of course, it’s not impossible to collect all eight pages many gamers have collected all of the pages.

The Slenderman game is simple just a forest and a creepy creature following you and stalking as you only have a flashlight on you that’s all you have nothing more so simply you wandering aimlessly through a forest looking for eight pages while being stalked by the Slenderman.

Now here where it’s really messed up about Slenderman, this creature known as Slenderman is actually a story from the popular Creepypasta stories, Creepypasta are stories that make you think whether it’s real or not and Slenderman has been claimed to exists many people have said they’ve seen what appears to be the Slenderman but this, of course, isn’t true and actually there was a case called the Slenderman stabbing. On May 31, 2014, in the city of Waukesha County, Wisconsin when two twelve-year-old girls allegedly lured another girl of the same age into the woods and stabbed her nineteen times, purportedly to impress the fictional character Slenderman. After being stabbed the victim crawled to a road and on a sidewalk where a cyclist found her and called 911. She was rushed to a hospital at which one millimeter away from certain death according to a criminal complaint.

Creepypasta made a statement that the Slenderman doesn’t exist after hearing what had happened, of course, parents couldn’t believe that these girls would believe in rubbish to go and try murdering another girl, the girls were arrested and did some time in prison.

 

Topology

  1. Polygonal modelling
  2. Hulls
  3. control vertices

 

Cube-Texture-lighting-rigging-animation-Control vertices-FX-Camera

Face-Edge-Vertices (vertex)

 

NURBS:

Non

Uniform

Rational

Basis

Spline

 

Maya hint-zoom in too much and press F

zoom in too much and press F

W to show the arrows

Q to deselect

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green selection- object mode

3 stages of Production

Before pre-

  1. generating ideas
  2. research
  3. inspiration
  4. development
  5. script writing

 

Pre-production

  1. Storyboarding
  2. casting
  3. funding
  4. crew
  5. prop creation
  6. preparation
  7. scripts editing
  8. costumes
  9. set building
  10. location scouting/recce
  11. hiring equipment
  12. shot list
  13. rehearsal

 

Production

  1. filming
  2. technical checking
  3. logging/reshooting
  4. live audio
  5. live special effects

 

Post-production

  1. additional audio
  2. editing
  3. foley
  4. special effects
  5. compositing
  6. soundtrack/soundscape
  7. test screening
  8. distribution
  9. marketing

 

Camera shots

extreme close-up ECU

close up CU

mid close-up MCU

long shot LS

 

 

 

Homework list

  1. Draw two character for a game

File Type

JPEG- photoshop is results dependent

DPI- dots per inch

TAC- transparence alpha channel

PDF- portable document format

PSD- photoshop document

TIF- tagged image format file

GIF- animation stickers

SVG- scalable vector graphics

EPS- encapsulated post script

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