Monday, March 16, 2009

Evaluation for Bullying Game Creator

After looking for an appropriate game creator website I have chosen sploder and sketchstar. Sploder was chosen for the game making and sketchstar was chosen for animations. The game designing for sploder has turned out pretty good. Though some of the group members have come up with rather violent, they contained guns and expolsive weapons and had to 'kill' their enemy to win the game, the game is amusing to play but it does not carry any message, in fact it shows to be violent with others. But the group has also come up with platform games which are not violent with no robots and bombs, but minor weapons like hand-to-hand combat fighting style. Though they contain jetbacks and a sword and a shield, but there is no blood. The sketch-star animation I I made was three slides long and it is non-violent. The bullying game code-name bully  and bullies unleashed was fun and exciting and everybody enjoyed it and from the game they learned to stand up to bullies and never back off. The games I made have big thugs which represent bullies. My games were well organized and had a lesson so did my sketch star animation which taught children to get help from teachers. I think the sketch star could me made a little longer, it did not have the best effects and no sound. The character: T-man who is a teacher does not look so good because our  group expected him to look more heroic with better screen effects. If i were to improve the game along with the group, I'd make it less violent and for the sketch star I'll have to make i slower and try to put in sound. The trouble I had was looking for an appropriate for making a game, since I was running out of time I just stuck to sploder. The feedback I got was from Ahmed my partner, he says that my game is not too violent and teaches him to stand up to bullies. My game teaches others to stand up to bullies and my animation shows them to ask for help. From my opinion, I think my game was fun and had good affects, my animation ran out of slides and I was able to take it to my potential and make something original which would teach other and give advice to others so they can resist bullies.

timeline: week 1------------- Investigating and understanding types of bullying
week2 ----------------- searching for an appropriate website to create games
week 3------------------- began to create games on
week 4------------------ editing games
week 5------------------- created animation on sketchstar

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Survey Bullying Games

To do the Survey go to:  Bully Games Survey

Design: Created Games

These are the two games I created on Codename Bully, is a platform game where you have to defeat all the bullies using a variety of tools, Bully Arena is similar but this time you are supported by allies, you need to find crystals in this game. The ally robots can represent as your friends and the enemy robots can represent bullies, the crystal represents the teacher. When the crystal is found the bullies disappear. So its as if the crystal is the teacher and he gives the bullies a detetntion. I think the games are a bit violent so I'm going to try to make them less violent!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Design Specification

After all the observations I've made by looking at the game software, I have decided:
-To create a Bully animation using on miniclip. 
The Good:
Able to create age appropriate animations for grade under 14.
Very easy and simple to use. 
No download needed and no need to pay, just need to create account on minicip
The Bad:
Limited amount of animation tools.
Limited amount of time for animation 
Has a complicated system of saving work.
- To create a game using 
The Good:
Very effective tools and has good effects.
No need of download.
The Bad:
Has blood and gore and a bit too violent.
Has  suggestive themes.

We have come to the conclusion that we will be using sketchstar!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Design: For Bullying

My plan with my friends is split into three categories. Since our group has six members, we split it into three teams. Two in each. One team will be doing games on manipulation and exclusion, one will be doing verbal bullying and mine will be doing physical bullying. Our plan is to create a game using picnick and search for game creating programs. We will not be able to use flash since it takes a lot of time to download. We 're aiming to search for a site where creating games is pretty straight forward. Such as sketch star on My partner and I are gonna make a game with five characters. There will be three bullies and a victim. The victim will be getting picked on and then a "The T man" will save him after the victim goes to him for help. ( Tman= Teacher) The bullies get defeated one by one as the T-man spanks them on the bottom with the ruler of justice and then gives them "the paper of doom" for detention. I have also made two characters one is a bully and the other is a victim. The bully is named Kane and the victim is called George. I am going to animate these characters using a program. Im still looking for a program hwich is straight forward and easy to use.