Alan Grace<br />Digital Games<br />Project Proposal<br />
Opportunity to develop a physics style puzzle game for the ipad based on a Rube Goldberg machine<br />A Rube Goldberg mach...
Mousetrap Board Game<br />
Aim of the game is to get an object (e.g. A ball or balloon) from a <br />starting point to an end point on the screen <br...
User Identification:<br />Specifically aimed at ipad users due to larger <br />playing surface on screen <br />(small scre...
Review of the field:<br />Looked at The Incredible Machines (TIM)<br />PC game from 1993 as main influence<br />No iphone/...
Enigmo – iphone,macos
Little Big Planet – ps3
Armadillo Run – pc
Bridge Builder - pc</li></li></ul><li>Closest existing competitor - Crazy Machines:<br />Available on iphone/ipad<br />Rev...
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  1. 1. Alan Grace<br />Digital Games<br />Project Proposal<br />
  2. 2. Opportunity to develop a physics style puzzle game for the ipad based on a Rube Goldberg machine<br />A Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task<br />
  3. 3. Mousetrap Board Game<br />
  4. 4. Aim of the game is to get an object (e.g. A ball or balloon) from a <br />starting point to an end point on the screen <br />Player uses items from the inventory dragging and placing them on the screen to create mechanics to move the object from start to end point<br />Once path is setup press start and see if the object reaches the goal. If not then replay the level and move items, otherwise continue to next level<br />Example items – ramps, conveyor belts, pulleys, anvils, fans<br />
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  6. 6. User Identification:<br />Specifically aimed at ipad users due to larger <br />playing surface on screen <br />(small screen reported as weakness of similar<br /> games on iphone)<br />People who enjoy puzzle games<br />Casual gamers looking to just pick up and play<br />
  7. 7. Review of the field:<br />Looked at The Incredible Machines (TIM)<br />PC game from 1993 as main influence<br />No iphone/ipad version of TIM<br />Other similar games<br /><ul><li>Crazy Machines – iphone/ipad
  8. 8. Enigmo – iphone,macos
  9. 9. Little Big Planet – ps3
  10. 10. Armadillo Run – pc
  11. 11. Bridge Builder - pc</li></li></ul><li>Closest existing competitor - Crazy Machines:<br />Available on iphone/ipad<br />Reviews stated too small when playing on iphone <br />Ipad version launched Jan 2011<br />Cost $2.99<br />My aims for my game:<br />Create similar game adding additional mechanics<br />Add location and theme specific puzzles <br />e.g. Space (gravity, portals) / Sports theme etc<br />Get game in the app store and sell at a cheaper cost<br />Possible upgrades – Level editor add on<br />Use Inkscape and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)<br />
  12. 12. Technical Considerations :<br />Development for ipad<br /><ul><li> Corona SDK</li></ul>Online marketing and launch on app store<br />
  13. 13. Early testing demo:<br />View Video<br />
  14. 14. Questions?<br />

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