Unit 30 - Design for Games AO2 – Produce an Initial Game Concept
AO2 asks you to create an initial game concept. You are going to do this by:- i) completing a standard form which summarise your game concept ii) supporting the information on your standard form with additional writing, design and illustration
Elements of the Initial Game Concept
Twenty-five word summary of the concept
Genre and Audience
Game Story Idea
Game Structure and Levels
Game Play including Game Mechanics
Success and Failure Criteria
Multiplayer and Online Potential
Allow me to state the obvious... You've just completed AO1 on key concepts in game design. Use what you learned there in your design ideas here. For example – a three act narrative structure?
Twenty Five Word Summary
Get the absolute basics down
Genre POV Story Setting Gameplay A first person stealth game, using shadows and silence. In a steampunk metropolis, a thief trained by a secret society undertakes missions to steal valuables.
Genre and Audience Name your genre and subgenre as appropriate Identify your core audience In the additional information:-
What narrative, iconographic, sound and game play conventions will identify your genre
Write a more detailed analysis of your core audience and identify secondary audiences, explaining how the game will appeal to them in different ways.
Game Setting When and where is your game set? In the additional information:-
Describe the setting in more detail, including visual and/or audio visual material (a short film clip to illustrate what you want your world to look like?)
Justify your decision with reference to your genre and target audience
Game Story Not a 'blurb' but a full summary of the story of your game In the additional information:-