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Games Design @ Hull School of Art and Design

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February 2016

Bibliography – Creative Futures – Roof Space – Online Research

Saints Row 4 – Helicopter Pad

https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?713914-All-round-craziest-moments-in-gaming

Dead Island – Zombie

http://www.supercheats.com/dead-island-riptide/walkthrough/achievement-guide

Dying Light – Atmosphere

Dying Light, A Great Zombie Survival Open World Experience

Batman: Arkham Knight – Cityscape

http://www.onlysp.com/batman-arkham-knight-review/

The Amazing Spiderman – Cityview

Game Review: The Amazing Spider-Man [Xbox 360/PS3/PC]

Spiderman again

http://comicsalliance.com/amazing-spider-man-movie-game-first-screen-shot/

Fallout 4 – Building your own RoofSpace

The Last of Us 001: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99SaVX4uyvs

The Last of Us 002: http://imgur.com/gallery/KsHfS

The Last of Us 003: http://guides.gamepressure.com/thelastofus/guide.asp?ID=20680

The Last of Us 004: http://www.dresskibh.tk/wall/apocalyptic-city-concept-art/

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Creative Futures – Roof Space – Game Research

Throughout the evolution of games roof space may not be an environment space you think about straight away, however,  the roof in games is used quite often for many purposes therefore it is a design process that really needs to be considered.

Reasons to use a roof space and game examples:

  • Saints Row IV: Helicopter Pads.

In Saints Row Helipads are essential at the beginning of the game as throughout the game you gain super powers which allow you to almost fly but you get those powers later on so flying vehicles become very useful. As well as being very helpful in transport and battle the helipads are not just there to provide vehicles but they are there as a luxury and a matter of appearance. The Saints Row series is all about your reputation and how people see you, having a helipad shows that you have a lot of money.

Saints Row 001

  • Dead Island: Hiding from Zombies.

Dead Island 001

I don’t know if it is just me that does this but I use rooftops to hide from zombies. In Dead Island Zombies cannot, to my knowledge, climb ladders so using rooftops towards my advantage is very useful. You can use a range of weapons to attack them from far away and find useful resources in high up places.

  • Dying Light: Main Story.

Dying Light 001.jpg

Dying Light is a free-running/park-our which you fight and run from zombies. Throughout the game you climb up buildings and run across rooftops as well as fighting on the ground as well so most of the main story is set on the rooftops of an apocalyptic city.

  • Batman: Arkham Knight: Environment Atmosphere.

Batman 001.jpg

Throughout the Batman games series you spend a lot of time in a large variety of environment spaces. Medical Facilities, Botanical Gardens, The Batcave and many more, however, a lot of the time you spend travelling to these locations and you do this by gliding over the city. Although the Arkham Knight game introduced the Bat Mobile we still find side quests the require us to glide rather than drive. It’s one of my favourite rooftop environments as the cityscapes usually look all gloomy and dull but yet they still look beautiful and you feel the urge to explore the whole city.

  • The Amazing Spider man Game: Appearence.

Spiderman 002

 

Whilst playing The Amazing Spiderman game missions are separate from the free-roam world. Once you start a mission you have to either quit out of it or finish it to go back to the open world. If you’re a huge collectible fan then you will probably know that you see a lot of roof space whilst travelling and collecting items. The rooftops don’t really need to be detailed and most of them look a like but you don’t use the roof space much, you just see the roof space a lot.

  • Fallout 4: DIY, build your own roof space.

Fallout 001

Unlike the other games I have mentioned, Fallout 4 gives the player the chance to design their own space. As long as you have all of the resources that you need you can create whatever you like. Building can be quite complex especially as you don’t just build, you also trade resources with other settlements, wire electrics, supply water and defend. When creating a roof space you can use it for anything you want such as a chilled area in which enemies cannot attack, a defense post including turrets and gunners etc.

  • The Last of Us: Design, Atmosphere and Immersion.

In The Last of Us the environment is incredible. It is unlike any other game as other apocalyptic games show damage but The Last of Us shows more than human and zombie destruction; it also shows nature destruction. Plants are everywhere in The Last of Us environments and because other games don’t use environments like this we become so immersed in our surroundings.

Overall game environments are very important as we have a reason to be in that environment at that current time, whether it be saving the game, hiding from enemies or just exploring.

Creative Futures – Online Presence

To present my work for this module I have signed up to multiple websites in which I can gain Feedback from others and view others work to gain inspiration and an understanding of art. Below I have evidenced my profiles using screenshots.

Online Presence

My Google Account

 

Online Presence004

My Instagram Account

Online Presence002

My YouTube Account

Online Presence003

My Art Station Account

Online Presence001

My Pinterest Account

Print Screen 004Print Screen 005

My WordPress Blog – hannahbalesblog.wordpress.com

Portfolios Designs I like

Print Screen 001.jpg

https://www.coloud.com/co_gb_en/headphones

Print Screen 002

http://www.kriskelly3d.com/

Print Screen 003.jpg

http://www.gavimage.com/

Bibliography – Games Design – My Game Ideas

Impractical Jokers Image Source: http://www.belfastvibe.com/big-stories/top-impractical-jokers-moments-to-make-you-laugh/

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Image Source: http://www.sega.com/games/castle-illusion

Skyrim Character Creation (Left Image) Image Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iOyos9c0kM

Avatar Legends Image Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=431483

The Sims Image Source: http://www.igyaan.in/120128/the-sims-best-game/

Public Services – Police Image Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1359307/David-Cameron-plans-privatise-police-service-public-services-shake-up.html

Public Services – Firemen Image Source: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-public-services/

Bibliography – Games Design – User Interface and User Experience

Crash of the Titans PlayStation 2 Game Cover Image Source: http://www.njsoft.dk/ps2listenj.htm

Crash of the Titans PlayStation 2 Loading Screen and Gameplay Video Source: https://youtu.be/0oLUwYrma58

Batman Arkham Knight Image Source: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2015/10/26/batman-arkham-knight-on-steam-again/

Batman Arkham Knight (Left Image) Detective Mode Image Source: http://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/9076/Batman+Arkham+City/

Batman Arkham Knight (Right Image) Environment Image Source: http://gamerant.com/batman-arkham-knight-gotham-city-next-gen/

Batman Arkham Knight (Left Image) Harley Quinn Image Source: http://gematsu.com/2015/06/batman-arkham-knight-harley-quinn-trailer

Batman Arkham Knight (Right Image) Harely Quinn Detective Mode/Mayhem Mode Image Source:  https://nickverboon.wordpress.com/tag/batman/

Fallout 4 Vault Boy Image Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/fallout-4-pc-cheat-code-list-god-mode-noclip-mode-spawn-items-more-1528013

Fallout 4 Dog Meat Companion Image Source: http://www.fallout4levelingguide.com/gameplay/character-creations-dog-meat-vats-shelter-and-crafting-review/

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Image Source: http://www.latinone.com/articles/25125/20151009/fallout-4-news-release-date-pipboy-edition-pc-requirements-installation-size-everything-else-gamers-need-to-know.htm

Oddworld Inhabitants Abe’s Oddysee Image Source: http://romhustler.net/rom/psx/oddworld-abes-oddysee-u-slus-00190

Abe’s New ‘N’ Tasty Image Source: https://store.xbox.com/en-GB/Xbox-One/Games/Oddworld-New-n-Tasty/2cff3e15-d760-4061-82a8-1f16b61f9caa

Abe’s Exoddus Image Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/archive/index.php/t-19340.html

Oddworld – Munch’s Oddysee Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oddworld:_Munch%27s_Oddysee

Abe’s Oddysee vs Abe’s New ‘N’ Tasty Gamespeak Menu Video Source: https://youtu.be/G6jhDBhAU6g

Elder Scrolls iv Oblivion User Interface Image Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/1d57md/why_is_it_that_japanese_games_have_such_peculiar/

The Original Street Fighter Image Source: http://bestgeekeverpr.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-7-games-in-street-fighter-series.html

Street Fighter User Interface Designs Video Source: https://youtu.be/8cchlIyO_IU

 

Bibliography – Games Design – H.U.D

Pong Image Source: http://pongmuseum.com/faq/

Fast and Furious – Tokyo Drift PlayStation 2 Image Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kmzE8ValhI

Need For Speed Most Wanted – Xbox 360 Image Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTk_0_DOwpQ

Forza – Xbox One Image Source: http://www.wired.co.uk/reviews/games/2014-09/forza-horizon-2-review

Street Fighter Gameplay Video Source: https://youtu.be/MC6-DIfnw7o

Bioshock H.U.D Image Source: https://gurusability.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/bioshock-infinite-hud-and-ui-customisation/

Kingdom Hearts H.U.D Image Source: http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Kingdom-Hearts-pixel-problem

World of Warcraft H.U.D Image Source: http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/category/huds

League of Legends H.U.D Image Source: http://lolhuds.com/

The Next Big Thing – Car H.U.D Video Source: https://youtu.be/-8SP1OSIpaM

Bibliography – Games Design – Casual vs Hardcore Gaming

Candy Crush Saga Image Source: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/26/candy-crush-saga-king-why-popular

Hardcore Gaming Image Source: http://mygaming.co.za/news/features/37666-sa-gamers-platforms-of-choice.html

Applied/Serious Gaming Image Source: http://duxter.com/hub/game/brain-age%C2%B2-more-training-in-minutes-a-day/1A064C37-8850-8720-3834-90ED023CB3F6/

Flight Simulator Image Source: http://schaumburglibrary.org/games/2010/10/28/focus-on-flight-games/

Jenga Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenga

GameBoy Colour Image Source: http://www.funstock.co.uk/news/retro-resi-resident-evil-on-the-game-boy-colour/

Gamecube Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameCube

 

Bibliography – Games Mechanics

Information

Research Notes from Retro Games Video (Watched in Class)

Research from my experience in playing games.

Research from Facebook Game Requests

http://paul-starkey.com/blog/?cat=45

https://badgeville.com/wiki/Game_Mechanics/Reward_Schedules

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/131494/behavioral_game_design.php

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/gta-5-online-heists-casino-dlc-poker-black-jack-roulette-revealed-via-leaked-game-script-1454528

https://badgeville.com/wiki/Game_Mechanics/Free_Lunch

http://www.epicwinblog.net/2013/06/35-inspiring-game-mechanics-examples.html

http://www.ted.com/playlists/171/the_most_popular_talks_of_all?gclid=CjwKEAiAoIK1BRCRiMqphvnlwlwSJAAOebPMoinUbvupweB246PF5TNUDLTTemKi8Y47ODXdPlAxeBoCMSPw_wcB

Psychology of Gaming: Loss Aversion

http://gamificationofwork.com/tag/loss-aversion/

https://badgeville.com/wiki/Game_Mechanics/Ownership

http://www.mimitchi.com/html/fykytatf.htm

Images

Mario Image Source: http://hothardware.com/news/nintendo-ceo-90-of-new-gamers-unable-to-finish-level-11-in-original-super-mario-bros

Sonic Image Source: http://www.geek.com/games/sonic-the-hedgehog-turns-20-1394859/

Mortal Kombat X Image Source: http://tune.pk/video/3910122/mortal-kombat-x-scorpion-vs-ferratorr-gameplay-e3-2014

Skyrim Image Source: http://www.blog.quaintjames.com/?p=179

World of Warcraft Image Source: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/?page=99

Dead Island Image: http://deadisland.wikia.com/wiki/Drowned_Hope

The Simpsons Image Source: http://flyingorc.com/reviews/the-simpsons-tapped-out.html

Grand Theft Auto 5 Image Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2uLfARXYWU

Skyrim Image Source: http://thatgamesux.com/skyrim-four-quick-thoughts-on-the-uis-usability/

Air Hockey Image Source: http://hutonggames.com/playmakerforum/index.php?topic=4414.0

Super Mario Image Source: http://andrewgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/the-progression-of-video-game.html

Mario Party Video Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxbwpOQo6kI

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Image Source: http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Gambling

Crash Team Racing Image Source: http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/196989-crash-team-racing/images/188916

Abe’s Oddysee Image Source: http://www.oddworldforums.net/showthread.php?t=21781

Gran Turismo Image Source: http://fabuloso.co.uk/product/gran-turismo/

Tomb Raider Image Source: http://www.supercheats.com/xbox360/tombraider.htm

Grand Theft Auto 5 Image Source: https://gta5news.wordpress.com/tag/logo/

Lollipop Chainsaw Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lollipop_Chainsaw

Epic Mickey and the Power of Two Image Source: http://uk.pcmag.com/console-games-products/5088/review/epic-mickey-2-the-power-of-two-xbox-360

Skyrim Video Source: https://youtu.be/X9n3UakNjQU

Skyrim Image Source: http://baltaru.com/video-guides/tes-skyrim-can-you-train-me-to-be-better-at-archery.html

Skyrim Image Source: http://upperplace.com/tutorials/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-how-to-train-one-handed-weapons.html

Farmville Image Source: http://www.myfarmville2cheats.com/farmville-2-wedding-reception-table-farmville-2-cheats/

Candy Crush Image Source: http://www.mafiawarslootlady.com/2013/06/how-to-get-free-lives-in-candy-crush.html

Skyrim Image Source: http://frozenmudcrab.deviantart.com/art/Alchemical-ingredients-miniature-526491403

Skyrim Image Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?l=finnish&id=412402931

Grand Theft Auto 5 Video Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc3IvYIAQbA

Grand Theft Auto 5 Image Source: http://www.rockstargames.com/V/restricted_content/restricted_content_agegated/ref?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rockstargames.com%2FV%2FGTAOnline%2Fopenworld&hash=2ced01f4bcd57c7dc28c2fa680d86dcf

Call of Duty Image Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KCOvTvxTeQ

Mass Effect Image Source: http://www.starshipsodyssey.com/en/knowing-the-universe-mass-effect/

Skyrim Image Source: http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/72850/

Fable Image Source: http://www.trueachievements.com/n15409/fable-anniversary-ui-details.htm

Runescape Image Source: http://www.ibtimes.com/runescape-swatting-victim-says-10-police-officers-pointed-gun-10-year-old-brother-1810392

Grand Theft Auto 5 Image Source: http://www.godisageek.com/reviews/grand-theft-auto-v-ps4-review/

Jane McGonigal Ted Talks Video Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE1DuBesGYM

Jane McGonigal Image Source: http://thepresentationdesigner.co.uk/blog/great-ted-talk-by-jane-mcgonigal-on-gaming/

Club Penguin Image Source: http://www.clubpenguinsaraapril.com/2010_11_04_archive.html

World of Warcraft Image Source: http://segmentnext.com/2015/08/25/world-of-warcraft-hunter-favourite-race/

Alone Together Book Source: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hc7SYAPVlXwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=sherry+turkle+alone+together&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8x6Lo9LrKAhWEuBoKHQpCD_oQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=sherry%20turkle%20alone%20together&f=false

Furby Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furby

Bioshock Big Daddy Image Source: https://wallpaperscraft.com/download/bioshock_big_daddy_palm_glass_21783/1920×1200

Pacman Image Source: http://www.downloadtizenapps.com/2014/05/pacman-gear-2-app-classic-pacman-game-on-your-smartwatch.html

Donkey Kong Image Source: http://www.twingalaxies.com/content.php/3027-Donkey-Kong-Arcade-Recording-Rules

Bioshock ‘Would You Kindly’ Image Source: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=324028526

Dead Island Image Source: http://wccftech.com/dead-island-redux-pcps4xboxone-listed-by-dutch-retailer/

Bioshock Elizabeth Image Source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2013/04/08/how-bioshock-infinite-s-elizabeth-makes-her-mark.aspx

Asteroids Image Source: http://blog.games.com/2011/11/07/asteroids-gunner–iphone-ipad/

Kingdom Hearts Image Source: http://www.legendoflorie.com/7-ways-conquer-proud-mode-kingdom-hearts/

Batman Combo Image Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmpQrOH3fAw

Lollipop Chainsaw Sparkle Hunting Image Source: https://gamersunited2014.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/lollipop-chainsaw/

Disney Infinity Image Source: http://www.amazon.com/INFINITY-Starter-Wii-including-Incredible-Nintendo/dp/B002I0GWNY

The Warriors Image Source: http://www.thefilmleague.com/2011/03/the-warriors-walter-hill-1979/

Calendar Man Image Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temF1OFCIPg

Animal Crossing Easter Image Source: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/eclectic_wii_animalcrossing_14.htm

Animal Crossing Snowmen Image Source: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/nintendo-wii/images/3528921/title/animal-crossing-photo

Xbox Achievement Unlocked Image Source: http://chrismorrisjournalist.com/2012/09/07/the-10-hardest-xbox-achievements/

Better Than Trophies Image Source: http://www.nextgenplayer.com/2008_07_01_archive.html

Bibliography – Creative Futures – Architecture

Roman Architecture Image Source

History of Roman Architecture

Egyptian Architecture Image Source

http://spaceio.com/608/egyptian-architecture/

The Hobbit Image Source

https://shrineodreams.wordpress.com/tag/hobbit-house/

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland Image Source

https://shrineodreams.wordpress.com/tag/hobbit-house/

Spain Architecture Image Source

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/275035/list/9-architectural-elements-of-spanish-revival-style

England Architecture Image Source

http://architecture.desktopnexus.com/wallpaper/638261/

Russian Architecture Image Source

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/russian-architecture.html

Arabic Architecture Image Source

7 Things You Shouldn’t Do in the Middle East (According to my Arabic Professor)

Japanese Architecture Image Source

http://www.thinglink.com/scene/568420214291562498

Chinese Architecture Image Source

https://www.tes.com/lessons/HcxXOTLNxyWMTA/chinese-architecture

Viking

http://www.giantbomb.com/viking/3015-1543/forums/the-viking-myth-570620/

Medieval

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/227854062368629387/

Tudor

Wet Wales, Tudor Chester & Standstill Dublin

Architecture within games

Assassin’s Creed

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/31/7132587/assassins-creed-unity-paris

http://www.brainygamer.com/the_brainy_gamer/game_design/page/6/

https://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=933547&page=26

Batman

http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/AndrewLavigne/20130211/186376/Open_Claustrohobia_Architecture_in_Batmans_Arkham_City.php

http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Gotham_City

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/arkham-knight-joel-schumacher-batman-influence-2015-6

Fallout

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/424675439841077285/

https://apps.voxmedia.com/at/theverge-fallout-4-hangmans-alley-remake/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gaming/what-to-play/fallout-4-interview-bethesda-todd-howard-on-building-the-apocalypse/

 

 

 

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