October 15, 2006

EL405: Project 1- Catholic Social Teaching issue

For New Media Proejcts, project 1 is to create a game about an issue of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) . I wanted to start by actually researching CST first. Below are valuable links I've found

-10 building blocks of CTS

-Wikipedia on CST

CST deal primarily with the treatment of humanity. I originally stated I wanted to do a Flash presentation on CST, and now I'm thinking of doing an Interactive Fiction game instead. One where the reader must encounter instances of CST throughout the plot and learn the core principals of CST through playing.

I think the main character will interact with several characters- an elderly woman, a bully, a disabled student, etc., and help them in different ways with objects in the game. Every time the player successfully helps somebody, they will be told about a different cornerstone of CST. That's just a rough idea, I'm just typing the thoughts as they stream in.

Posted by StormyKnight at October 15, 2006 7:40 PM

Yes, that's a good point. I certainly don't want to restrict you from applying more than one principle to the same scenario.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at October 18, 2006 2:06 PM

Dr. Jerz, as part of my Senior Seminar class, we discussed the entire mission statement of the Unity Rally. As surprising as it sounds, one event or one idea can address a slew of CST topics.

Though it is important for all of us to focus our energies on one topic, I just thought I'd throw that out there.

Posted by: Amanda at October 18, 2006 12:11 PM

Sounds great, Stormy. I'd be perfectly happy if you chose a *single* principle for Project 1. If it works well and you're enjoying yourself, you can always add another issue or two, or expand it even more for Project 2 or an independent study next term.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at October 16, 2006 9:07 AM
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