Assignment Idea

Professor Bond gave me the idea to use part of my final project as an idea for future DS106 assignments! So I wrote up a short set of instructions for an assignment and posted it here!

The assignment involves using Inform 7 to create a short game! In this case, the assignment asks that the participant aim to create at least 4 rooms and include 5-10 items. The program itself includes plentiful guides and walkthroughs, so taking time to become acquainted with it is definitely recommended.

 

Enjoy!

Weekly Summary 15 — The End.

Well, I can’t really say too much about this week other than goodbye to you all. It’s been a wonderful semester and I’ve truly learned a lot about the craft of digital storytelling!

If you want to see some of the work I’ve done this week (aka the final project), come check it out here!

A lot of time and effort went into this, particularly where the story and game are concerned. I’d like to continue polishing them over time, but I hope you enjoy them as they stand.

 

Until next time.

Week 15: The Final Spookening – Final Project INBOUND.

It’s here.

To give you an idea of what my final project’s all about it, it’s this: Victor’s past is being revealed! Throughout this semester he’s been a real hard one to pin down and interview. What makes it even more difficult is that he doesn’t seem to talk much about his life and we’ve no records of any actual relatives. However, the truth is now being made clear for those of you who’re interested.

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We begin with a bit of context about¬†who Victor is. Because without that, what’s the point of any of this, right? Well, to detail that, I’ve created a Google Doc sheet that gives a summary of what we already know and don’t know about good old Victor. Followed is a brief list of his likes and dislikes.

VICTOR: THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE HOSTING LEGEND.

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Category; Writing

Next, we have an interactive fiction piece created using Inkle Writer. Without giving away too many spoilers, this story deals with a young man named Jonathan on his quest to reunite with his beloved and long-lost brother Victor.

HERE’S THE LINK TO IT!

>>>> Circumstance <<<<

The story then continues in the “game” I¬†created using Inform 7.

Medium: Web/(game) Design

After our adventure with Jonathan has come to a close, we meet a new protagonist trapped in one of Victor’s old homes. In it, he discovers an old servant of Victor’s that still maintains the home. Why is he trapped there? Will he ever escape? This won’t be easy, but patience shall reward those that persevere!

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Category: Visual

A reporter has uncovered a stack of old wanted posters that bear a striking resemblance to someone familiar. Can you guess who that may be?
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This image was one of the first ever captured of Victor, way back in the 1890’s. He was a huge fan of designer sunglasses, it seems.

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This image was take in 1946. While the name reads ‘Ellis Maynard,’ we can clearly tell that this is still Victor. He was in hiding once again while using this name. But he wouldn’t be for long…

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Having eluded capture once again, Victor returns to using his actual name while slightly changing his old last name. At this point, no one’s really suspicious of him anymore as most people who would’ve been are mysteriously dying left and right.

 

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This most recent wanted poster, created in 1987, was commissioned by a special task force that reported directly to the president. It’s unclear how Ronald Reagan became aware of Victor’s crimes, but this wanted poster wound up lost for a reason…

 

 

 

A test post (for now).

I wanted to let you all know that your patience has been appreciated. While we’re all starting to wind ourselves up for that final stretch of exams, I wanted to give another update for my final project.

I’ve finished my InkleWriter story, which will count as a Writing component for this story, and the Inform 7 story/game, which I will count as a Web component!

In addition to those, I thought it’d be a good idea to take that Wanted Poster assignment from over in the Design section and make some cool additions.

Current progress: 80%

I’ll have more updates as the night goes on!

 

UPDATE: My final piece of the puzzle will be inspired by the Fanfiction Assignment list. Namely, the “Create Your Own Character” assignment!

My entire plan with this project was to give different perspectives to Victor’s past. Through the story, the game, the writing and the wanted posters, I would hope to accomplish that!

Progress: 99%