Digital Tourists

  • Janet posted an update in the group Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 3 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Team! Good discussion on Tuesday!
    I have an idea for a game on our theme. Tell me if this title is suitably intriguing:
    “So You Think You Want Honesty.” Or better with a question mark:
    “So You Think You Want Honesty?”
    Thanks!
    Janet

    • I like it, Janet. I’m excited to hear your ideas. Do you know what direction you are going for your game?

      I think I will base mine on an interesting interaction I learned about between two companies: a wholesaler and a service company that buys/uses the wholesale supplies. The wholesaler basically tried to get away with providing lower quality…[Read more]

      • For my game it’s related to stuff I teach. People always say they want to be in a relationship with someone “honest,” but then they want to wiggle around the truth themselves “so they don’t hurt the other person’s feelings.”

        I like your idea about using a corporate frame. It gives you a lot of possible directions and complications — changes…[Read more]

      • I think it’s a good idea. Just make sure it’s not overly competitive like we learned in class on Tuesday too much is can cause social problems for the players.

  • This includes all of the themes I will explore for the Mass Effect game. It’s on the short side right now, but all feedback is welcome!

    • Hey Janelle!

      You have lots of great “critique” in here – especially relating things to the readings! Good analysis overall.

      A couple of suggestions–he has a very specific template for the order of this paper. That will help you give structure to yours, which right now wanders around a little bit (but I know it’s a draft and that’s to be…[Read more]

      • Appreciate it, Janet! I will implement both your critique and Adam’s when I’m composing my final draft!

        • Hi Janelle, I really liked the content of your paper. I’ve never played Mass Effect before but I felt like I fully understood the game mechanics you were explaining and how it related to your paper. I really liked how you expanded on how the experience reflected certain beliefs and such in real life.

          • Thanks, Andrew. I’m glad I could explain the lore in such a way that a non-player could understand. I’ll try to carry that throughout the rest of my paper.

  • Here’s what I’ve got. Too cynical, do you think?

    • Hi Janet, this is a really engaging start. I don’t know anything about this game, so you might choose to include a brief (2-or-so sentence) explanation of the game itself, that would help! (my opinion)
      I like your setup, as well. It’s different from the papers I have seen and written, and I think I might take note from your writing style, and how…[Read more]

      • Thanks, Janelle. That’s very helpful as well. I still need to find some outside player-participation response to the game (haven’t searched yet) so that might give me some ideas on how best to summarize what it’s about. I don’t think two hours of play has given me a very clear idea!

        • Janet I love the way your paper is organized. I think your paper will definitely benefit from the outside player-participation response. You did a great job of explaining Civilization 5 for such a short time of playing. It’s a very deep and complex game. I’m excited to see how it all comes together.

  • Here is what I have so far. I have not combined it with my previous analysis, but this topic is very involved and will need some fleshing out. Any suggestions of how to improve, tie in, or develop real-world connections would be great!

  • Janelle Wilke posted an update in the group Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 3 years, 11 months ago

    Hey everyone, should we have Sunday night be our “due date” for the 2nd draft of our game analysis (where we are including the ideological elements found in our games)? Then we can give each other feedback Monday/Tuesday before class.

  • Patrick Audette posted an update in the group Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 4 years ago

    Hey guys sorry i missed class this week. I had a family emergency and had to be home for a few days. Is there anything I need to know from the missed class. From what i see we need to do the think aloud post on an hour of our game time. Anything else?

  • My apologies for the fuzzy quality — this is a scan of the only hard copy I made!
    Suggestions appreciated, although I won’t be able to make changes unless I do the whole thing over from scratch. :^(

    • This is great, Janet. Only thing I see that could be an issue is that under the ‘Theme’ section, there is no link after “For more information, go here…” I really liked your bonus challenge! I think it is a great & easy way to get players to think about traits and how they’ll make an appearance here and there.

      • Janet replied 4 years ago

        Thanks, Janelle! I liked what you used as the “For more information…” I really didn’t have any idea what should go there.

        • If you are turning in this PDF as your final doc, I can easily add that link via Photoshop for you. Let me know if that’s the case!

          • Janet replied 4 years ago

            I emailed it in last night. Thanks for offering. I’m hoping that’s the end of this assignment, so I don’t have to redo it. I still have all the text, fortunately.

            Thanks again!

  • Janet deleted the file: Million years edu relevancy guide from Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 4 years ago

  • Check it out let me know what you think.

    • Janet replied 4 years ago

      Patrick–
      When I open this I just get the original blank template. Either you uploaded the wrong file or something is dreadfully wrong on my side!
      Janet

    • Hi Patrick, this is showing up fine on my computer. A few notes: Might want to change the photo. Also, you should run the doc through spellcheck, there are a few errors popping up (i.e. ‘Involvment–>Involvement). In the ‘Why Use This Guide’ section, the first sentence is duplicated. Overall, I only see some technical errors. Your guide ties in…[Read more]

      • Janet replied 4 years ago

        I’m glad it’s working for you, Janelle. I still get just the template.
        I use Open Office at home. I’ll try to open it on my office computer at school on Tuesday, just to confirm if my home system is the problem. Sorry I’m not contributing, Patrick!

      • I couldn’t figure out how to change the picture. It wouldn’t let me.

        • Changing the picture is tricky. In order to change it, you need to “Unprotect” the document (under the tools menu), then change the image, then “Protect” the document (select the “forms” option). It isn’t required to do this though.

    • Janet replied 4 years ago

      When I open this on my computer at the office, it’s all there. So I’m guessing my problem is Open Office.

  • This is my final draft unless there are some ideas of improvements! Thanks for reading. :)

  • Adam Ingram-Goble posted an update in the group Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 4 years ago

    Hi all,

    Neither pitch document is in the expected format, which means that they jumped ahead a bit, and didn’t articulate how the themes are being explored. This is content you’ll need to have for the actual guide.

    I think the content for the Scribblenauts guide is fine up through the “Game Basics”, but then it starts addressing each of the…[Read more]

  • Our final collar “pitch” document for the game “Who Wants to Live a Million Years?”

  • Janelle Wilke deleted the file: MillionYears_JanelleJanet from Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 4 years ago

  • Janet posted an update in the group Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 4 years ago

    Educational Relevancy seems to be the one theme that both games have in common. I deleted my previous draft and added an update closer to what’s needed, I think. Janelle, would you have time to work on combining this with yours? I’m running out of time.

  • Patrick Audette posted an update in the group Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 4 years ago

    So we have the two guide pitches. Shall I send them to Adam now?

  • I’ve updated my earlier notes to be closer to Tuesday’s assignment.

  • Janet deleted the file: Janet’s Million Years initial notes from Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 4 years ago

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