After thinking about what to do, I decided to just go with Aviators as my “band”. Not for any particular reason; it was a pretty arbitrary choice, but I needed to focus my efforts. So with that in mind, I’m gonna go ahead and build a wireframe of the stuff I need. Let’s get right into it.
I’ve been reading “The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design” by Flint Dille and John Zuur Platten, which I borrowed from the library. Mostly because this one has the shortest loan time so I have to get through this one first. From what I’ve read so far, I don’t 100% agree with everything the book says, but for the most part it is a helpful and interesting resource. I’ll just use this post as a place to gather some quotes I could use later.
As usual, I need to do some catching up. This post is about the audio visual session we had on the 3rd of November. I don’t really have any pictures this time since I was using my camera to make videos, but what I’ll do is embed the video here and write about each little section of it.
Alright, now with that terrible pun out of the way, let’s actually start this post. Yesterday we had a tech workshop, or something like that. I don’t know if it even had a proper name. The point was to play around with gadgets and see how they can be used in practical ways. We formed groups, and everyone had to draw two little cards, one of which had a piece of technology on it, while the other was a client we had to “work” for. We got the LEAP Motion.
I picked up this game called SOMA during the Halloween Steam sale, because it was cheap and I’ve heard really good things about it from both friends and critics. I’m gonna write about it now because it does some interesting stuff!
Well that was definitely an interesting session. We started out with watching a short film about solvent abuse called „Illusion”. The twist was that the commentary had been replaced with strange and noisy background music, which for the last two minutes turns into a beautifully calming ambient track that’s like something from a Trent Reznor soundtrack. I also adore those small voice samples that were used, and echo away.
Alright, time to figure out exactly what I want to make the research board about. I’ll write down some examples I was thinking of using, and then find something that connects them. This is just going to be a messy list with a conclusion at the end.
Alright, this is the first major project of the first year. We have to make a website for a brand or a band, and I’m obviously choosing the latter since I don’t care about the former. After reading through the brief a couple of times, here’s what it boils down to: