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  1. 1. The Quest For The Golden Bone The Hammer Heads Created on 19 th March 2009 Dundalk Institute of Technology
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Our aim for this project is to take a toy and modify it using keyboard hacking to create a game using Director and Flash as a platform. </li></ul><ul><li>We called this game: The Quest For The Golden Bone. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired by our toy which is shaped like a bone. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Hammerheads <ul><li>Project Manager: Emer Mc Teggart </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Designer: Dan Curran </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Animator: Conor O'Reilly </li></ul><ul><li>Programmer: Pamela Hanratty </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Technician: Pauric Freeman </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Toy <ul><li>Educational preschool toy </li></ul><ul><li>Aimed for children aged 18 months and up </li></ul><ul><li>Learn shapes and colours </li></ul><ul><li>Has 5 coloured shaped buttons </li></ul><ul><li>They light up and make a sound when hit with the hammer </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brainstorming <ul><li>Ideas for a game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detective game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demolition game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shooting game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pinball game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digging game </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. More Brainstorming <ul><li>Originally we brainstormed and from this we came up with ideas of what to do with the hammer that came along with our bone shaped toy. We thought we could use it as a mouse of some sort. </li></ul><ul><li>1) a gyroscope </li></ul><ul><li>2) a Bluetooth connection </li></ul><ul><li>3) an infrared mouse </li></ul><ul><li>4) a ball mouse </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adjustments <ul><li>In the end we decided that these ideas would be too difficult to put into action. </li></ul><ul><li>We named the hammer; Tikki and it will be used in the game as a guide onscreen. </li></ul><ul><li>The physical hammer itself will just be used to whack the buttons on the toy. </li></ul><ul><li>In the end, we decided that we could have a multiple of different levels in our game. </li></ul><ul><li>Initially, we came up with 6 levels for our game but once we did some research on coding scripts we figured that we should minimise our levels and make them less complex. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Adjustments <ul><li>We narrowed this down to 4 levels within the game </li></ul><ul><li>1st and 4th similar </li></ul><ul><li>2nd and 3rd similar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a drinking level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a dodging level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a digging level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a open lock level </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Characters <ul><li>Main character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captain Rex </li></ul></ul><ul><li>His mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the Golden Bone before the evil cat, Captain Whiskers </li></ul></ul>Captain Rex (designed by Conor)‏ Captain Whiskers
  10. 10. The Levels <ul><li>Level 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenged to a drinking game by Captain Whiskers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shots are lined up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User must follow the sequence on screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hit the buttons with the hammer and against the timer to win </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Win a map with the location of the Golden Bone </li></ul></ul>Research of maps
  11. 11. The Levels <ul><li>Level 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captain Rex sailing on his boat to the island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is ambushed by Captain Whiskers and his fleet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User must dodge and avoid the ships using the buttons on the bone </li></ul></ul>Research of pirate ship
  12. 12. The Levels <ul><li>Level 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Captain Rex finds the island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Starts searching the treasure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User must move Captain Rex around the screen to find the hidden treasure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to dodge and avoid the evil cats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finds location and digs up the treasure </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Levels <ul><li>Level 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a lock on the treasure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a sequence to open the treasure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User must hit the buttons on the bone in the same sequence on the screen against the timer </li></ul></ul>Research of Golden Bone
  14. 14. Previous Ideas <ul><li>Level 4 was a maze which Captain Rex had to find the exit </li></ul><ul><li>Level 5 was a fighting game were Captain Rex fought Captain Whiskers </li></ul><ul><li>Far too difficult </li></ul>
  15. 15. Due to the mumps, Emer couldn’t make it today
  16. 16. QUESTIONS? <ul><li>Blog http://hammerheads2009.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Email www.hammer_heads09@yahoo.co.uk </li></ul>

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