My 2 Ideas are
- Train Traveler Simulator
- Random Day Generator
For the train simulator, the concept behind it is to tell a story of the everyday commuter traveling to and fro from his home to workplace or whatever his destination is. The goal is to simulate the problems faced by the commuter and how one would overcome it by taking different train routes or other options.
Problems faced may include
- faulty train lines
- certain stations being unavailable
- delayed trains
The player would start his or her journey at a random station with a goal of getting to another random destination. At the start of the game there might be some lines or stations that are unavailable. Over the course of the journey more problems may occur and the player has to make decisions and alter his or her course of action.
Have you ever woken up one day with absolutely no idea what to do?
Then the Random Day Generator is just what you need!
Random Day Generator is basically a database of POV videos tagged and organised into categories such as
The idea is to tell a story of a random day using videos that are cut to fit the categories and mixed and matched to sort of procedural generate a day.
Users would basically come to the website click on the options that the want for instance sports or road trip and such and have a random day based on that generated for them.
That was my 2 ideas more updates soon!
2 thoughts on “2 Ideas for Narratives”
my personal take is that the second idea for the random day generator is really a nice one. in this idea you will have a system which always makes a different narrative… it is quite playful and you can have a variety of outcomes from it. there are a lot of details to consider when doing it. one of the details is definitely ability of the software to edit the files. and this can become very complex… the software can also be rather simple. it is up to you.
do you have an idea what to do next? do you want to choose this idea or you are considering doing the first idea too? first idea to me looks more pragmatic, functional and it can serve for ‘troubleshooting’ your journey home, but i am not sure how often people have this need to change their routes?
Hi Vlad, thanks for your comments! Anyway I’m pretty much set on doing the “Random Day Generator”. I’m currently working on the html/css layout and figuring out how to create a video player in html. I already know how to pull random videos from the files though. Finally my idea for this project is to squeeze the essence of a 24 hour day into 2mins 40 secs. With this in mind I plan on taking 15second videos for each activity or event.