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Major Project Dev Blog - Week 12 & 13

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my weekly game development blog. I will be commandeering my DeviantArt journal to use as my development blog in correlation with the major project game I’ll be working on over my final two trimesters of my Game Design degree. This game will be the culmination of the things I have learned and the skills I've gathered in my time at completing this degree.

Week 12 & 13
Last week and this week was spent preparing our deliverables and presentation for our end of trimester progress report. I've spent a lot of my time laying out the presentation and creating slides that detail all the work we have created across this pre production unit for development next trimester.
In the presentation I added links to all documentation that we have created. This should make for easy access when handing in the combined deliverable:
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.25.46 AM by charligal-stock
I also ran over design research, conceptual development and the planned milestones we have moving forward from here:
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.25.10 AM by charligal-stock
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.25.19 AM by charligal-stock
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.28.57 AM by charligal-stock

I have been working on another concept for our moveable carrier/research station. It isn't finished yet but I though I would show you what I have done so far in my sketch:
Vertical Ship Concept by charligal-stock
Today we presented our progress and it seemed to go pretty well. We showed off a demo that provided some insight into the random terrain generation that we have implemented and some of the area based physics which is implemented in things such as underwater currents. Unfortunately there was an error in the demo build and we were unable to completely show off the 2D lighting and shaders that have been written specifically for this project. This is something that we will have sorted for the next time that we show the games progress.

I also thought I'd show you some of the 3D models that our animator Max, has been creating based of various concepts I've come up with and other references we have researched:
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.39.01 AM by charligal-stock

Anyway, I am looking forward to putting all my energy into this over the holidays now that our other Studio 3 project is coming to an end and I won't have to split my time between that project and this one.

Til next time,
Nichelle



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Nichelle Nolan
Artist | Professional | Varied
Australia
I'm a creativity addict who loves to create both art and stock resources. In my professional life I'm a photographer, graphic designer and illustrator and I'm currently doing my final year of my bachelor degree in Games Design. I love to travel and have been to England, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Singapore and was born in the US but live in Australia.

In my free time I love to sing, vlog and shoot stock.

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Check out my modeling acct. :iconnichellejnolan:
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Model mayhem site: www.modelmayhem.com/1305516


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If pie could speak it would ask me to eat it.

Current Residence: Sydney, Australia
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Favourite genre of music: Metal baby!!
Favourite style of art: Comic, photomanipulation
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: iphone
Favourite cartoon character: Queen of Hearts
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Major Project Dev Blog - Week 12 & 13

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my weekly game development blog. I will be commandeering my DeviantArt journal to use as my development blog in correlation with the major project game I’ll be working on over my final two trimesters of my Game Design degree. This game will be the culmination of the things I have learned and the skills I've gathered in my time at completing this degree.

Week 12 & 13
Last week and this week was spent preparing our deliverables and presentation for our end of trimester progress report. I've spent a lot of my time laying out the presentation and creating slides that detail all the work we have created across this pre production unit for development next trimester.
In the presentation I added links to all documentation that we have created. This should make for easy access when handing in the combined deliverable:
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.25.46 AM by charligal-stock
I also ran over design research, conceptual development and the planned milestones we have moving forward from here:
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.25.10 AM by charligal-stock
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.25.19 AM by charligal-stock
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.28.57 AM by charligal-stock

I have been working on another concept for our moveable carrier/research station. It isn't finished yet but I though I would show you what I have done so far in my sketch:
Vertical Ship Concept by charligal-stock
Today we presented our progress and it seemed to go pretty well. We showed off a demo that provided some insight into the random terrain generation that we have implemented and some of the area based physics which is implemented in things such as underwater currents. Unfortunately there was an error in the demo build and we were unable to completely show off the 2D lighting and shaders that have been written specifically for this project. This is something that we will have sorted for the next time that we show the games progress.

I also thought I'd show you some of the 3D models that our animator Max, has been creating based of various concepts I've come up with and other references we have researched:
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.39.01 AM by charligal-stock

Anyway, I am looking forward to putting all my energy into this over the holidays now that our other Studio 3 project is coming to an end and I won't have to split my time between that project and this one.

Til next time,
Nichelle



Major Project Dev Blog - Week 11

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my weekly game development blog. I will be commandeering my DeviantArt journal to use as my development blog in correlation with the major project game I’ll be working on over my final two trimesters of my Game Design degree. This game will be the culmination of the things I have learned and the skills I've gathered in my time at completing this degree.

Week 11
This week I took a look at some jellyfish and began researching different species in order to create some cool creature designs. I am particularly intrigued by some of the more bioluminescent species and have put most of my creative focus into creatures that display this. Some species of jellyfish can produce light in their bodies, (known as bioluminescence). This process is a chemical reaction that produces a blue-colored light in most species. There are two types of chemicals in the bodies of bioluminescent jellyfish- luciferin and luciferinase. When triggered, the chemical luciferin gets oxidized by the action of the chemical luciferinase . When these two react, the result of the reaction is a photoprotein. This photoprotein is the cause of the bluish glow that the bioluminescent jellyfish acquire.
Jellyfish Facts
Irukandji Jellyfish
Bioluminescence
Bioluminescence - A Light In The Darkness
Light Made Through Chemical Reactions In Living Things

The concept I had in mind was for a creature that might display such bioluminescence but change colour based on perceived threats in its environment. I came up with the below concept which shows groups of the jellyfish that transition between blue when peaceful and red when agitated. This is a concept I would like to see make it into the game and I have been currently discussing ways we could approach this with my teammates.

Jellyfish Group-logo by charligal-stock

On the topic of colour changing sea creatures, I found this article to be interesting: Colour Changing Cephalopods This is something that could be an interesting effect to apply to more of our sea creatures if we can figure out a good way to do it.

Anyway, until next time.
Major Project Dev Blog - Week 10

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my weekly game development blog. I will be commandeering my DeviantArt journal to use as my development blog in correlation with the major project game I’ll be working on over my final two trimesters of my Game Design degree. This game will be the culmination of the things I have learned and the skills I've gathered in my time at completing this degree.

Week 10
This past week I have been doing a bit of research on fear, suspense and how to successfully design a game that has strong elements of both.
It all got started by watching some Extra Credits:


These got me thinking further and made me want to brush up on some fundamentals of the psychology of fear and building suspense. Suspense works on the idea that when an outcome of a story or a game is uncertain people will invest more emotion into it. When an experience combines caring and uncertainty our emotions flair and we become engaged in finding what happens next. In horrors it is the things that are left unsaid that will engage the player’s imagination. - How To Create Drama In Games - Suspense And Substance
An Investigation Into The Effects Of Horror Games
Using sound design to evoke suspense is another thing that I am extremely interested in. It's amazing how much well done and well placed audio can enhance a horror experience. - Causing Fear, Suspense, and Anxiety Using Sound Design in Computer Games

I found this interesting blog that goes over some reasons that people are afraid of deep water. The fact that is a combination of other fears is certainly an idea I resonate with.
"When you’re at the bottom of a lake, everything that is around you was built to move in water. Everything, except you. If something truly frightening like a shark or a giant squid caught site of you, you could turn the other way and flail about all you want, but the monster will catch up with you in a split second. You can’t get away from anything." - Why We Are All Afraid Of Deep Water

I have also been researching sea monsters, krakens, leviathans and any interesting lore that might help inform the design that we implement in the game. Stories about Krakens date back to around the 12th century. The stories describe the beast as being as big as an island and able to attract fish to it. Fishermen out to fill their nets with the bounty of the sea inadvertently ran into them and often meant their doom.
Encylopaedia Metropolitana

The Naturalist Library

The connection of Tennyson's sea-best to the biblical end of time suggests the influence of John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book One, line 42: "There Leviathan / Hugest of living creatures, on the deep / Stretch'd like a promontory . . . ." The word in Hebrew means "that which gathers itself together in folds"; the creature has been variously associated with the crocodile (Job 41:1), a conventional sea-serpent (Isaiah 27:1), and a whale (Psalms 104: 26, as in the 1662 Church of England Book of Common Prayer).

The Kraken
Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides: above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
-
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1830

I've been inspired by some of the epic images here on DA as well:
Leviathan by Ruth-Tay
Leviathan by Zeeksie Leviathan by Delun
Leviathan by 2buiArt Leviathan by M0AI
i. Leviathan Rising by LDN-RDNT
Kraken-Final by Davesrightmind Kraken Attack by BenWootten
Kraken by eronzki999

Kraken by eronzki999

kraken unleashed by PaperCutIllustration
Kraken by guillemhpSea monster by Fesbraa Giant Sea Monsters Den by PSHoudini Sea Monster by JamesCombridge
sea monster by JimHatama

Til next time guys

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Dragon-Kiss Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't see the original photo so I will leave this here. I hope you like it dragon-kiss.deviantart.com/art…
Enjoy the rest of the series. More coming soon.
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Lady-Bubulle Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist
Hi ! I use this picture of yours for a study. It's appears there : www.facebook.com/bubulle.art?r…
and there : lady-bubulle.deviantart.com/ar…
Both times I gave the link of the original picture and of your stock. Thanks for it it's wonderful !
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AdamF-X29 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Im so jealous you live in Australia .. im Infatuated with that place . I love everything about it .. its like a world in itself . Places i want to visit the most is Whit Sunday Island . Your so lucky . I always wanted to hang out with Johnny the Kangaroo .. First finding him would be difficult .. because im sure there are tons of kangaroos named little johnny or john john or JohnO lol .. the explaining how i didnt get a black eye would be another story .  bwahaha . See thats how much I love Australia .. i come on someones post .. i dont know .. and make up this whole .. hanging out with kangaroos story .. lol . Good day mate . ;)Huggle! Best movie filmed in Australia .. "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" Great work Ill buy some . . an edit the heeeck out of it .  :) 
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charligal-stock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
G'day mate. You should come visit Oz sometime then haha. Come visit a kangaroo for real lol
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Gribern-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New Deviant
Glad to see you've kept this up.  Keep on keeping on. 
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charligal-stock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
yup
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Gribern-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  New Deviant
yerp! 
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Zuon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I think your stock is all very artistic. You remind me of someone close to me who is also in this line of work, as both of your accounts are filled with more than just mere selfies.

This is normally where I would make a witty joke in attempt to send a chuckle your way, but I only got less than 2 hours of sleep, and I'm very lightheaded right now. Just know that I hope you do well in the future, and I'd like to check out your other accounts sometime, when I'm feeling more awake.
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D-Techno-life Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fav!
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