IMGD @ WPIGame Development,WPI Style                     Trustee’s Dinner                    February 12, 2009
Why Video Games?      Global Sales in 2008*        – Video Games: $32 Billion (20% growth)        – DVD/Blue-ray: $29 Bil...
WPI Style   Art             Tech            IMGD
People   7 (+2) Faculty                     150 Majors                    Advisory Board          38 Studios, WorldWinner,...
Industry Links                 Higgins Armory
Tonight    At the reception, you got a taste of     some of what we do      – Game Development: Petrified      – Interact...
Design and Development of aMultiplayer Survival/Horror Game Interactive Media & Game Development MQP Skyler Clark Chris Dr...
Petrified - Gameplay   Teams    – Mortals      • Humans      • Survive    – Watchers      • Statues      • Sneak & attack...
Petrified – How to Play                                                                             9     Skyler Clark, Ch...
Petrified – Walkthrough (1/7)                                                                            10     Skyler Cla...
Petrified – Walkthrough (2/7)                                                                            11     Skyler Cla...
Petrified – Walkthrough (3/7)                                                                            12     Skyler Cla...
Petrified – Walkthrough (4/7)                                                                            13     Skyler Cla...
Petrified – Walkthrough (5/7)                                                                            14     Skyler Cla...
Petrified – Walkthrough (6/7)                                                                            15     Skyler Cla...
Petrified – Walkthrough (7/7)                                                                            16     Skyler Cla...
Petrified - Design   Design Areas     – Gameplay     – Artistic     – Technical   Lots of meetings   Peer review       ...
Petrified - Implementation Progress reports Scheduling    – Feature prioritization    – Coordinated      development    ...
Petrified - Evaluation   Goals     – Balanced     – Fun     – Immersive   Methodology     – Internal & External       te...
Disney ARG Project    Sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering    A-term 2008    6 weeks on-campus, 1 week at Walt     Dis...
What is an Alternate Reality Game?Fiction              Non-Fiction                                                        ...
What is an Alternate Reality Game? What if you use non-fiction media to tell a  fictional story?                          ...
The Disney ARG: Story Story must fulfill three objectives:  Fit thematically into Disney’s California   Adventure  Be ap...
The Disney ARG: Story                                                     24                        Worcester Polytechnic ...
The Disney ARG: Story                                                     25                        Worcester Polytechnic ...
Online Gameplay    Online and in-park gameplay    4 Online Puzzles, 1 for each Muppet    Simple puzzles meant for famil...
Homepage                                        27           Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Choose a Muppet World to Explore                                                   28                      Worcester Polyt...
Character Puzzle                                                29                   Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ask Statler and Waldorf for a Hint                                                     30                        Worcester...
Enter Answer into Time Phone                                                   31                      Worcester Polytechn...
After Puzzle Solved    Player emailed “postcard” of rescued     muppet    Map on homepage updated with muppet     in the...
Game Over…?                                           33              Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Welcome to the Park                                                   34                      Worcester Polytechnic Instit...
Little Details (1/3)                                                    35                       Worcester Polytechnic Ins...
Little Details (2/3)                                                    36                       Worcester Polytechnic Ins...
Little Details (3/3)                                                    37                       Worcester Polytechnic Ins...
Something from Nothing (1/3)                                                    38                       Worcester Polytec...
Something from Nothing (2/3)                                                    39                       Worcester Polytec...
Something from Nothing (3/3)              M ICKEY MOUSE              H E RCULES              DO T              STA R COMMA...
Calling It In                                             41                Worcester Polytechnic Institute
The End                                       42          Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Questions?                                          43             Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Trustee's Presentation 2009

  1. 1. IMGD @ WPIGame Development,WPI Style Trustee’s Dinner February 12, 2009
  2. 2. Why Video Games?  Global Sales in 2008* – Video Games: $32 Billion (20% growth) – DVD/Blue-ray: $29 Billion (6% drop)  Study of video games now is where the study of film was in 1970s – Struggle for validation – New programs emerging*Source: Media Control GfK, as cited in Video Business, Jan. 22, 2009 URL: http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6631456.html
  3. 3. WPI Style Art Tech IMGD
  4. 4. People 7 (+2) Faculty 150 Majors Advisory Board 38 Studios, WorldWinner, ATI, IronLore, Orbus GameWorks, Gamer DNA, Dejobaan
  5. 5. Industry Links Higgins Armory
  6. 6. Tonight  At the reception, you got a taste of some of what we do – Game Development: Petrified – Interactive Media: Disney ARG  Now for a little more detail!  There will be time for Q&A at the end
  7. 7. Design and Development of aMultiplayer Survival/Horror Game Interactive Media & Game Development MQP Skyler Clark Chris Drouin Matthew Fabian Advisor: Professor Robert Lindeman
  8. 8. Petrified - Gameplay Teams – Mortals • Humans • Survive – Watchers • Statues • Sneak & attack 8 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  9. 9. Petrified – How to Play 9 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  10. 10. Petrified – Walkthrough (1/7) 10 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  11. 11. Petrified – Walkthrough (2/7) 11 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  12. 12. Petrified – Walkthrough (3/7) 12 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  13. 13. Petrified – Walkthrough (4/7) 13 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  14. 14. Petrified – Walkthrough (5/7) 14 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  15. 15. Petrified – Walkthrough (6/7) 15 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  16. 16. Petrified – Walkthrough (7/7) 16 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  17. 17. Petrified - Design Design Areas – Gameplay – Artistic – Technical Lots of meetings Peer review 17 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  18. 18. Petrified - Implementation Progress reports Scheduling – Feature prioritization – Coordinated development – Iterative development 18 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  19. 19. Petrified - Evaluation Goals – Balanced – Fun – Immersive Methodology – Internal & External testing – Gather feedback 19 Skyler Clark, Chris Drouin, Matt Fabian Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  20. 20. Disney ARG Project  Sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering  A-term 2008  6 weeks on-campus, 1 week at Walt Disney Imagineering  3 Students, 1 Faculty, 3 Imagineers – Julia Berg – Joseph Strong – Daniel Tennant 20 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  21. 21. What is an Alternate Reality Game?Fiction Non-Fiction 21 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  22. 22. What is an Alternate Reality Game? What if you use non-fiction media to tell a fictional story? 22 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  23. 23. The Disney ARG: Story Story must fulfill three objectives:  Fit thematically into Disney’s California Adventure  Be appropriate to Disney’s California Adventure’s new period  Make use of existing Disney IP 23 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  24. 24. The Disney ARG: Story 24 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  25. 25. The Disney ARG: Story 25 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  26. 26. Online Gameplay  Online and in-park gameplay  4 Online Puzzles, 1 for each Muppet  Simple puzzles meant for families to solve together
  27. 27. Homepage 27 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  28. 28. Choose a Muppet World to Explore 28 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  29. 29. Character Puzzle 29 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  30. 30. Ask Statler and Waldorf for a Hint 30 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  31. 31. Enter Answer into Time Phone 31 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  32. 32. After Puzzle Solved  Player emailed “postcard” of rescued muppet  Map on homepage updated with muppet in the location  After all 4 Puzzles solved the player receives a downloadable worksheet and ID number to use with SMS that they must complete during the in-park game. 32 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  33. 33. Game Over…? 33 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  34. 34. Welcome to the Park 34 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  35. 35. Little Details (1/3) 35 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  36. 36. Little Details (2/3) 36 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  37. 37. Little Details (3/3) 37 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  38. 38. Something from Nothing (1/3) 38 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  39. 39. Something from Nothing (2/3) 39 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  40. 40. Something from Nothing (3/3) M ICKEY MOUSE H E RCULES DO T STA R COMMAND CAVE O F WONDERS BO PEE P I CAN SH O W YOU THE WORLD BLUE WHALE TREBLE CL E F METROPOLE 40 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  41. 41. Calling It In 41 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  42. 42. The End 42 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  43. 43. Questions? 43 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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