Jerz: New Media Projects (EL405)


26 September 2006

Ex 2 Final

The final version of your IF game.


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Darby, Make Amazing Games in Minutes

The actual game-making part of this book doesn't start until Chapter 12… but the introductory material is still useful. Read the introduction through chapter 4.


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Serious Games -- Context for Project 1

New generation of video games takes on serious subjects

No longer just entertainment, advanced technology is being used in games that do everything from teach children about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to help war veterans cope with post-traumatic stress syndrome. For lack of a better descriptor, they've been dubbed "serious games." Like "Re-Mission," they're designed to entertain players, but they're also meant to teach, train and inform them.

"(Video games) are a little bit like documentary films were in say the '60s or '70s," says Suzanne Seggerman, co-founder of Games for Change, a support organization in New York for makers of video games dealing with social issues. "Film had been a popular medium for a long, long time, (but) it took quite a while for it to mature enough to sustain real-world content. Games are at the same place now. They're being used for more serious purposes."


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Dear Diary (Chris Ulicne)

Take on the role of a student assistant at a college campus library and uncover clues that lead to a terrifying discovery.

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Tim's Trip (Knight and Rodriguez)

You, the player, are about to experience a day in the life of life Tim, a machnist, after he returns home from work. Today isn't just an ordinary day for Tim in his filthy bacehlor pad. Unusual items, characters, and experiences await Tim around every shady corner and in every house. Will Tim's actions be the death of him? Take a trip and find out.

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Alien Extraction (Rubino and Kilgore)

It's the year 2000 and you're a SWAT team member on the porch of the Gonzalez residence. You've got your orders from the Attorney General: it's go time. Miami hasn't been the same since this one Cuban boy washed ashore. Your job? Remove the alien.

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Kicking Back at Recess (Cochran and Puff)

“Kicking Back at Recess” is the story of a small elementary school student who is alone on the big playground. Today, recess isn’t all about fun…

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All the World's a Stage (Evan Reynolds)

All the World's a Stage is an Interactive Fiction (IF) game that places you in (yet another) unknown area of life with a bitchy Latina diva and twists and turns around every corner. Like every other IF game, you must find out who you are, but unlike other IF games, you probably don't even want to know...

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Elevators (Lori Rupert)

In this game, the player starts out in a magnificent hall. Due to the shadows, all they can really see is an elevator door. Upon entering the elevator, the player comes in contact with a woman in a black dress named Morganna. Before disappearing, Morganna hands the player a note and a set of keys. Using these keys, the player has the option of examining six different rooms. Three of these rooms hold danger and three are safe. The player is searching for an object. The player is unsure of what the object is but will be aware of what they lost once they find it. It can lie in anyone of the six rooms. The end is the surprise when the player finds out what they were actually looking for.

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