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Future Energy Networks

James
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This reading covers the connection between games and game-like methods that support necessary transitions to more sustainable energy practices in order to decrease household or commercial energy use, to increase energy efficiency and to...

One Chance

Alaistair
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One Chance, released by Dean Moynihan (2010) at the Awkward Silence Games, One Chance is a short narrative story that follows John Pilgrim a scientist who discovers the cure for cancer and releases it...

The Majesty of Colors

James
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Developed by Gregory Weir in 2008, The Majesty of Colors is an interactive, story based game where you play as a Krakin like beast beneath the surface of the ocean and the narrative follows...

Passage

Alaistair
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Passage Released by Jason Rohrer (2007), follows a simulation of life and death with how you age, how your memories condense behind you and how you die. You can take different routes but you...

September 12th

James
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Released in 2003 by Newsgaming with a team of around 16 developers from Uruguay the games procedural rhetoric was to use the language of video games to educate the user on current events whilst...

Procedural Rhetoric

James
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Rhetoric when you think about it in todays context it can come across as a derogatory term used to talk about lying politicians or the idea of smoke screening politics, however when you look...

Passage

James
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Developed in 2007 by Jason Rohrer, this game follows the players journey through life with a complete story, a beginning, a middle and an end. The story follows him at what appears to be...

One Chance

James
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Developed by Dean Moynihan at Awkward Silence Games back in 2010, One Chance is a short scrolling story game were the user plays as a scientist by the name of John Pilgrim, who’s research...

Thomas Was Alone

Adam
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Narrated by Danny Wallace and made by Mike Bithell, Thomas Was Alone tells the story of the emergence of the first self-aware artificial intelligence. Each of its ten chapters begins with a fictional quote or...

Loved

James
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Loved is a straight forward platformer developed by Alexander Ocias, with simple game controls but very sophisticated game mechanics, the game begins with one question ‘Are you a man, or a woman?’ however no...

Simian.Interface

Adam
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Simian.interface, is a game full of simple squares and rectangles that throw you for a loop by being three-dimensional on a two-dimensional plane. This strange adventure will test your skills at spatial reasoning while...

Dys4ia

James
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Dys4ia, realised March 2012 was developed by celebrated indie game developer and author Anna Anthropy, Anna is a transgender individual who developed this game as a way to inform players on a topic they...

Character Design

James
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On of my responsibilities in the making of our game was to design and develop our main character and the sprite sheets for the animations though out the game. I began to draw out...

Everyday The Same Dream

Adam
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Every day the same dream from Molleindustria's Paolo Pedercini, developed in just six days for the Experimental Gameplay Project's "art game" theme. In the words of its creator, it's a game about "alienation and refusal...

Afterland

James
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The game requires you to explore the world and collect material items for your ‘dream household items’ list. In the UI display you have 3 indicators, the middle indicators display a number of items...

Game Feel, S.Swink(2008)

Adam
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The Three Building Blocks of Game Feel Real-Time Control is a specific form of interactivity that involves two participants to form a closed loop of user intent-user input- internal model results- revised user intent; because...

ALZ

James
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ALZ was designed by an American Student called Dylan Carter in 2014 at a 48 hour Game Jam, using a software known as Stencyl. ALZ has an excellent way of introducing and exposing a young...

September 12th

Alaistair
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September 12th released (2003) by newsgaming.com is a political rhetoric simulation based upon the acts of the American war on radical terrorism in the middle east, we are simulated and immersed into the narrative...

Dafur is Dying

Alaistair
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Darfur is Dying released in April (2006) using Adobe Flash as a web-based game, winning an award for the Darfur Digital Activist Contest depicts the narrative of Sadan an African state ruled by the Janjaweed militia...

One Chance

Adam
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One Chance is an indie browser video game developed by Dean Moynihan and released for Newgrounds on December 2010. The player controls a scientist named John Pilgrim, who created a cancer-attacking "cure"; it is released in a gas form and begins to...

TIME FCUK

Adam
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Time Fcuk is a flash game created by "Team Kufc" which includes Edmund McMillen and William Good, and released on Newgrounds on September 16, 2009 after 9 weeks in development. The player character, while idly walking by, finds...

Alz

Alaistair
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'Alz' was developed using the software package 'Stencyl ' during a 48-hour game jam in 2014 by an undergraduate student in an American Institute , 'Stencyl' is a relatively simple software package to use and...

Depict 1

Alaistair
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From the start of 'Depict 1' initiates the command of click nothing to begin, this base mechanic teaches you not to trust the creator of this game and tells you something about the narrative...

Time Fcuk

Alaistair
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'Time Fcuk' is a puzzle, platformer created and developed by Edmund McMillen & William Good. Some of Edmund McMillen’s most notable cultural hits include Super Meat Boy & The Binding of Isaac. 'Time Fcuk'...

Depict 1

James
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‘Click nothing to begin.’ From the very start of this game it’s obvious if you want to progress in this game you’ve got to be conscious of what the onscreen narrator is telling you....

ALZ

Adam
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ALZ is an interactive art game which literally lets you walk in someone else's shoes, see what they see and understand how they perceive the world. All you can do is press the right arrow key to...

Afterland

Adam
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Afterland is a 2010 2D platformer developed by K, Mitgutch with the aim as described by Mitgutch" to study recursive learning processes in video game player, and is meant to explore how players' expectations can...

Level Design

Adam
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Throughout our discussions we decided on a general narrative direction for our game and began talking about level design and how we would structure the game. Using what we had learnt in class we...

Afterland

Alaistair
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Afterland developed in by K, Mitgutch (2010) is a 2D platformer that illustrates the narrative of consumerism in relation to identity and making friends. Afterland challenges the tropes available across 2D platformers and challenges...

High Tea

Alaistair
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High tea released in (2010 ) by Preloaded depicts the reality of British colonialism across China and Europe. This narrative explores the aspect of Mass Addiction and the mood of the nation in regards...

Cli – M8 concept idea

James
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Clim-m8 (Climate Module 8) is a heavy narrative platform based game which emerges the player in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world were climate change is a massive humanitarian issue like priority Uno. Its became such...

Unity Tutorial

James
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Today we looked at Unity for the first time, specifically focusing on 2D game development and how the game mechanics worked and a brief overview of how the physics worked. We looked at the...

SPENT

James
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SPENT is an online game based on surviving poverty and homelessness in America it was created by an ad company in the US called McKinney, for a company Urban Ministries of Durham whose mission...

Rules of Play

James
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Rules of Play, Game design fundamentals explored through meaningful play and design. The first chapter mentioned a book, Homo Lundens by Johann Huizinga, the title which cleverly translates to Man, the player and goes...

Phone Story

James
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‘Phone story’, is a game that follows the creation and manufacturing process a mobile phone goes through and it follows that process all across the world but underneath its shinny interface it has a...

MDA Framework

Alaistair
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MDA developed in 2004 at San Jose 2001-2004 at the Game Design & Tuning Workshop was designed to teach mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics. This research was designed to bridge the gap between game design,...

Phone Story

Alaistair
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Phone Story by MolleIndustria explores the relationship between manufacturing & consumerism. Within this text, it immerses the player into a voice-driven narrative led by a 2D pixel Robot that educates the user on the harsh...

Phone Story(2011)- Molleindustria

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Phone Story is an educational satirical game about the dark side of how smart phones are made. Conceived by Yes Lab activist Michael Pineschi and designed by Paolo Pedercini for Molleindustria with the stated aim of demonstrating...

Values at Play

Adam
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In Flanagan and Nissenbaum's Values at Play they look at the groundwork, or the bases of values within games and how these are the foundation of how modern games that seek to make a point...

Spent

Adam
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SPENT is an online game about surviving poverty and homelessness created by ad agency McKinney for pro bono client Urban Ministries of Durham. The completely narrative driven style is something not often found in...

Unity

Adam
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Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies, which is primarily used to develop both 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional video games and simulations for computers, consoles, and mobile devices. Compared to most game making software, Unity has been designed to make game design easier and...

Values at Play

Alaistair
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Games create an environment/digital playspace where the ideologies surrounding the human condition can provide an arena to illustrate these beliefs. They serve as snapshots of cultural beliefs from particular eras and pouty ate these...

Games NI Meetup

Alaistair
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During September 2017 Games NI hosted an evening where they invited game developers and game enthusiasts to Vandal, Belfast. During this evening there were multiple talks from the developers behind Wailing Heights and Jennifer...