The subject of the proposal: Platform game about Jurong’s nature and industrial aspects
The space that your project will explore: Jurong Industrial Estate/ Shipyard and Jurong Lake Gardens/Chinese garden
The form that your project will take: A platform game of our character going through the timeline of Jurong, but the same time we will have an implementation of portals for players to explore more about each aspect that we will be focusing on (nature and industrial)
An interactive scrolling game that increases the players knowledge on the nature and industrial sides of Jurong
Consult notes from 16 Feb 2020
- The easter eggs will give the player a bigger payoff
- The drive towards development, and building more in Jurong, has its drawbacks. But taking time to view the overall scene can better benefit society.
- Creating hyperlinks may break the immersion of the players, so how can we integrate the archival/ interesting info within the game itself? We can make the facts within each popup short and simple so the player does not need to divert to other websites.
- Try alternatives of portals/ alternatives to parallel
- Scrolling backwards/ letting the character navigate upside down
- What is the function of the chatterbox in relation to the game? Creating a visual summary of the interactions the player makes in the game
- What is the takeaway that we are giving to the viewer? Probably interesting facts about the nature and industrial aspects of jurong that is summarised in pictorial form
Aspects to consider
- What kind of info do we want to give the players?
- How long is each round?
- How many options do we have per round?
Moodboard / Colour scheme
Rough idea of graphics
Game layout progress
So far the jumping action for the character has been created on a single platform.
Amongst this very informative reading, I found one point to be more relatable to me than the rest:
“The reigning economic system is founded on isolation; at the same time it is a circular process designed to produce isolation. Isolation underpins technology, and technology isolates in its turn; all goods proposed by the spectacular system, from cars to televisions, also serve as weapons for that system as it strives to reinforce the isolation of “the lonely crowd”. “
I just felt that our lifestyles are pretty ironic, after reading this particular part of the reading, that we are all slaves to this economic system, in chase of technological items that provide us entertainment and a sense of belonging. We tend to find a manmade item, and through that we watch interactions of other humans, to diminish that sense of loneliness that we feel at times, instead of going out to find people that we can interact with. And yet, we still are too dependent on these items to find solace, to immerse ourselves in an imaginary world of happiness and comfort.
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Jurong My Love is a book written by Dan Koh describing his journey along Jurong on a public bus. The book narrates the different changes within Jurong and how it has developed into a bustling heartland, while intermingling with certain memories of the author.
I found this reading quite interesting as I have not explored much of Jurong, let alone know the different aspects of Jurong. By putting the book in the perspective of the author, who has lived in Jurong for a long time, I can better understand how Jurong was like in the past and learn more about its culture through storytelling. The author pointed out some very interesting landmarks in Jurong that are not known to many Singaporeans, and this can better help me with my research for the project.