I looked at the values of India with Claudia and we came up with these 4 terms: Guided Aspirational Expressive Meticulous From this I wanted to derive a game with the same set of values.
So I looked at the transition of becoming more like the words, what it would look like to be more guided, aspirational, expressive and meticulous.
I then thought how these things would physically look. E.G to become more organised you would go from ambiguous to precise. To become more enlightened you would go from darkness to light For expressive you would go from simple to complex.
I want my game to echo this transition from one state to the next. So that as you aspire to become better the world reflects how your changing.
I want to include prominent imagery found within the Indian exhibit which embody the values I discussed earlier.
The Lotus is a very key image within Indian culture as it symbolises the journey from mud to beauty. Hands are a key way in which people communicated messages and therefore are a key to being expressionate.
The spiral and snail shell to me both represent being meticulous and guided, as they are detailed and clearly defined patters. As well as a line to follow.
The spiral also reminds me of water rippling which, types nicely into the imagery of the lotus.
This leads me into the concept for my game. Lotus.
Where you make your way from the mud at the bottom, avoiding obsticles such as hands and snail shells to read the head of the lotus.
This would work on touch screen devices and the stem to the lotus would be controlled by your finger. You would be able to draw past the obstacles.
A key element to the game is the visual progression. As each level is bespoke. The more you play the more the world changes.
This is where the visual progression appears. At the beginning is a very simple and ambiguous world which is dark and agitated. As shown on the far left. And by the end it is a much more complex and precisely designed world, which is lighter and calmer. Far right.
This is to be depicted by colours and shapes as you can see the far left is a much cruder drawing of a lotus. And to the right more detailed.
Abduction, for scrolling upwards and reaching the top Follow the Line, for moving to avoid the obstacles. Avoid the Line, for avoiding obstacles