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BTEC ExtendedDiplomainCreativeMediaProduction
IG4 Final MajorProject
ProductionDiary
BenWhite PROGRESS UPDATE PLAN FOR NEX...
BTEC ExtendedDiplomainCreativeMediaProduction
IG4 Final MajorProject
ProductionDiary
Mon W/B 16/02/15
(Detailed Weekly Sum...
BTEC ExtendedDiplomainCreativeMediaProduction
IG4 Final MajorProject
ProductionDiary
It isalso half termand we have twowee...
BTEC ExtendedDiplomainCreativeMediaProduction
IG4 Final MajorProject
ProductionDiary
game,but isone of mybest-lookingsprit...
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Ben white final major project production diary template 2014_2015 2

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Ben white final major project production diary template 2014_2015 2

  1. 1. BTEC ExtendedDiplomainCreativeMediaProduction IG4 Final MajorProject ProductionDiary BenWhite PROGRESS UPDATE PLAN FOR NEXT MONTH / WEEK (IncludingPossible Contingency Plans If ProblemsAnticipated) Mon W/B 05/01/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) Thisweekwe were introducedtoourFMP and begangenerating ideas.Ihave decidedtowork ina groupto create a 2D game.Each personinthe group has beenassignedadifferenttasktospecialize inand I am the programmer. My plansfornextweekare toresearch2D game art styles,soIplan to lookat gamessuchas Crawl,The Legendof ZeldaandMario for example. Mon W/B 12/01/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) ThisweekIhave workedonlyonmy Task 1 whichinvolvedlooking at typesof briefsandgivingdefinitionsandexamples.Thiswas completednearthe endof the weekwhichenabledme to spenda bitof time onsome secondaryresearch Continue andfinalize secondaryresearch Mon W/B 19/01/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) ThisweekIhave focusedonmy secondaryresearch.Ihave gatheredandlarge numberof imagesandcreate 21 slideson characters,art stylesandenvironments.Ibelieve the workIhave done so far hasbeendone quite well andshouldproveuseful in our ideasgeneration.We have alsocreateda survey,whichis currentlystill collectingresults,forourprimaryresearch NextweekIplanto finalizemysecondaryresearchand assessourprimary researchsurvey. Mon W/B 26/01/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) Thisweek,Ifinalizedmysecondaryresearch.Afterthis,Ibeganto workon my primaryresearch.Itook the resultsof our surveywe made and addedthemto a PowerPointslideshowtofurther examine andexplainwhatthe resultsmean.Atthe endof the week,Ibegana fewideasgenerationideas. Ibelieve Ihave worked quite well thisweekasIhave addeda lot to mysecondary research,startedthe primaryand finishedbothtasks. Nextweek,Iplantofinishmyideasgeneration.Ithink thiswill take some time,soplantouse the whole week. Mon W/B 02/02/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) ThisweekIhave focusedonmy ideas generation.Ihave already producedmultipleartworksof enemycharactersandambeginning some pixel artideasonGame maker. I believe Ihave drawnalot of goodimages NextweekIplanto continue ideasgenerationand conceptartwork. Mon W/B 09/02/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) ThisweekIhave beenworkingonideasgenerationandconcept art. I have alsobeendevelopingsome spritesinGame makerto helpmyskillsandtestto see whatmyideaswill looklike.My spritessofar lookquite goodas they are largelydetailed. Our grouphas alsodevelopedapitch. On the nextweek,Iplantocontinue conceptart and ideasgenerationalittle bitandstartgame playmapping and planning.
  2. 2. BTEC ExtendedDiplomainCreativeMediaProduction IG4 Final MajorProject ProductionDiary Mon W/B 16/02/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) Thisweekwe didsome basiclevel designandmore conceptart. We have gatheredquite abitof art now.We have also beganwork on the pitch NextweekIplanto performthe pitchas well aspractice beforehand.Iwill alsofinishgame mapping. Mon W/B 23/02/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) We mainlystill plannedthe pitchthisweekbutalso continuedto workand finish the gameplaymapping NextweekIplanto start makingideasforbasiccoding as well asfindingsome throughYoutube tutorials. Mon W/B 02/03/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) On the firstday of the week,Iperformedthe pitch.Ibelieveit wentquite well. Istartedfindingandmakingafewideasforcode for a game too. NextweekIplanto finishcode planning Mon W/B 09/03/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) Thisweek Ihave workedoncreatinga basicgame prototype and documentinghowIhave done some simple coding.Sofarit is goingquite well. NextweekIplanonfinishingthe game prototype and thinkaboutmovingontoproduction Mon W/B 16/03/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) Thisweek,we have properlybegunproductiononourgame.So far, I have addedspritestoourmain character andhave begun productiononthe firstrooms.I have alsodevelopedanumberof stone-themedspritesforwallsandfloors. NextweekI planto continue workonthe firstrooms withthe group andfinishthem. Mon W/B 23/03/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) ThisweekIhave continuedworkonthe final game.I have sofar workedonthe hub level andmyownlevel andhave created variousspritesandmechanicsforthem.These consistof basic movements,collision,gravityandsoforth. NextweekIplanto carry on and improve these levels Mon W/B 30/03/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) Thisweek Ihave workeda loton the game andaddeda lotof new spritesandart. I have alsoresumedworkona 2d platformgame. I have addedthingssuchas varyingstone wallsandfloors,torches and grass.I have also founda tutorial fora healthsystemwhichI have created.I usedpartof a game I have made inthe past which was justa simple characterwithjumpingphysicsandbeingable to move. NextweekIplanoncodingthese spritesintonew objectsas well asmakingnewobjects Mon W/B 06/04/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) I have begunto improve myplayerobjects code andaddactions such as more attacks and alsoaddedthe healthsystemIhad createdinthe pastweek. The playernowalsohas4 different attacks. I have alsocreateda lotmore sprites,includingmore brick walls,torchesandcoins. NextweekIplanto addmore objectstothe game and more enemies,aswell asimprovingcode andadding platformsprites.Iwill alsobeginworkonmy2D platforminggame
  3. 3. BTEC ExtendedDiplomainCreativeMediaProduction IG4 Final MajorProject ProductionDiary It isalso half termand we have twoweeksoff,soIam able towork a lot more on thisgame. Mon W/B 13/04/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) ThisweekIhave begunworkon movingplatformsandmaking objectscollide able. IthinkIwill complete the code forthe moving platformnextweekasthere have beenafewglitches.Ihave also beenable tofindouthow to code enemiesandhave updatedan archer enemyanda spearenemy.Ihave alsospenta lotof time codingwaterintothe game whichallowsthe playertoswim. Also thisweek,itwasdecidedtostopproductiononthe hub world game as it was takingtoomuch time andhavingtoo many problems. NextweekIplanoncreatinganotherenemyand finishingthe movingplatforms. Mon W/B 20/04/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) Thisweek Ihave createda swordenemy,updatedthe HUDthat showsplayerattacks,healthandcoincount and finishedthe movingplatform. Ihave alsobeenable tocreate a sword-type enemywhoattacks quickly. Nextweek Iplanon creatingmore sprite workand completingabeginningtutorial levelandhelping program anotherteammatesgame. Mon W/B 27/04/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) ThisweekIhave beenable tocomplete atutorial level.Itconsists of a small sectionwhere the playerisable toreadhelpful signsthat informthemof controls forthe game.I have alsohelpedateam mate program one of theirgames.Inthisgame,the character runs on a fieldfromthe same perspective of mygame andhas to jump overobstaclesastheyappear. NextweekIplanoncreatinganotherlevel whichwill be the beginninglevel of mygame.Imayalso needto create some more spritesforthissection. Mon W/B 04/05/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) I have completedmostof the firstproperlevel.Ihave mainlybeen helpingthe teamcode theirgamesandhave addeda fewmore spritessuchas trees,skiesand backgrounds. Iquite like thisfirst level designasitisset ina nice forestbut I wouldhave likedtoadd more enemies. I planto complete the firstandsecondlevelsnextweek and I will spendalotof time on itat home. Mon W/B 11/05/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) Thisweek,Ihave quicklybeenable tofinishoff the firstleveland create and finishthe second.The firstissetina forestand the secondisin a field.Ihave alsobeenable toworkonthe thirdlevel whichwill be setinside acave.Ilike mostof these levels.There isa lotof content,butI believethatIcouldhave addedmore lava sectionstothe cave as the lavadoesnot appearthat ofteninthe NextweekIplanonfinishingthe thirdlevel and fourth level,whilstcreatingsome more sprites.
  4. 4. BTEC ExtendedDiplomainCreativeMediaProduction IG4 Final MajorProject ProductionDiary game,but isone of mybest-lookingsprites. Mon W/B 18/05/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) Thisweek,Ihave beenable tocomplete the thirdandfourthlevel. The fourthis setoutside andinside acastle andsetsthe playeron an invasiontofindthe boss. More castle-themedspriteshave also beencreated,suchas banners,spike trapsanda table. Nextweek,Ineedtofinishthe lastlevel andcode togetherall of the teamsgameswhilstupdatingmy blog,whichcouldbe tough. Mon W/B 25/05/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) I have spenta lotof time workingathome thisweekaswell asin college andhave actuallybeenable toupdate alotof myblogger, finishthe fifthlevelandpartlyputmostof our gamestogether.It will take more time andI will have togo overthe schedule,butI will needtofinalize the game nextweek.The fifthlevel issetatthe top of the castle on the roof andpits the playeragainsta creepy bosswhichI have designedasa possessed,spookypuppet. I believethe fifthlevel looks quite nice andworkswell asit combinesabossbattle withplatforming. Nextweek,Iplantofinalize the game andcomplete my evaluationasIhave beenable tocomplete myblogger work Mon W/B 01/06/15 (Detailed Weekly Summary) In thisfinal week,the game hasbeenfinalized.Itasbeensavedto the Q: drive as the full versionandwe have eachsaveda separate versionthatonlycontainsthe partswe have workedon.On top of this,I wasalsoable to record the gameplayanduploaditto bloggeraswell ascomplete myevaluation.Inthe end,Ibelievemy ownfinal productwas verygood,forthe time we had. I setout to create my own,unique game andI have beenable toaccomplish that. It still hasa fewbugsandglitcheshowever,butnone are game breakingthathave beenfound. N/A PROGRESS UPDATE PLAN FOR NEXT MONTH / WEEK (IncludingPossible ContingencyPlans)

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