Monday, March 19, 2007

Secret Game Design Project!

Here are the key terms we came up with in class to inspire our secret game designs, which are due April 2!

Feelings/emotions:
Optimism, Fear, Desperation, Uncertainty, Hunger, Inconvenience, Competitive, Survival, Disbelief, Threatened, Embattled, Overwhelmed, Ambitious, Nihilistic, Tribalism, Scared, Panicked, Liberation, Realization, Hope, Despair, Jealously, Paranoia, Frustration, Trapped, Demoralized, Uncertain, Vengeful, Anger, Greed, Militant, Abandoned, Betrayed, Excited, Inspired, Instinctual, Primitive, Guilty, Regret, Longing, Aware

Imagery: Pillars of smoke, reclamation of natural spaces, starting villages in towns with natural towns, parking lots reclaimed for small markets, gas stations trying to stay in business by selling crazy things like DVDs and jungle juice, barbecues outdoor, urban astronomy rediscovered, urban fortresses, "there are those fucking helicopters again", fortressed community gardens for food, big caravans, nomadic groups of people, buses, exile, heading towards rumors of a better place, chaos, rebellions, increased security presence, city streets with horses and Prius and bikes and scooters, pedestrians and bikes overflowing into streets, rollerblades are popular again, abandoned cars, repurposed cars, cars as greenhouses, kids playing cars, wild life encroachment; no more Internet? parts are scarce for maintaining data centers, nationalist propaganda and rhetoric, invading Mexico, borders closed by the other countries!

Places: sprawling suburbs, people need to be bused out of them; longer lines for public transportation; docks and shipyards with people waiting for food to come in; waste build up in streets; post offices - get your own mail; excessive security in all civic buildings, but not enough in markets; schools -- can kids take buses there? schools no longer in session; rationing oil for ambulances?; hostile farm takeovers; blockade runners as black market to thwart legal rationing; radios everywhere; people gathered; communal use of media and objects; looting is high and prisons overflowing; islands used as makeshift prisons; Back on Alcatraz; lonelier oceans, more change of getting lost at sea

Verbs: walk, trade, riot, talk, ciphon, traverse, worry, hack, reconstruct, scavenge, survive, cooperate, raid, hide, lock, invent, communicate, conserve, hoard, spy, defend, gossip, run, entertain, complain, storytell, escape, deny, dream, blog, document, film, record, barter, create, lie, MacGyver, war

1 comment:

patricknm said...

Hey people, there is an interesting cover article in SF Gate this week...check it out.
Also on pitchforkmedia.com another article about WWO.
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/42232-column-get-that-out-of-your-mouth-34