Another new team another new world, I have to admit I feel burnt out and well I really do feel like I’m going marbles, hence that I’m now on the Marble World but I have to keep trucking, I can’t let my team down. I’ve created a Trello group in hopes my new team will use it like my last team did, so that we are able to stay organised and on track of things.
So for this project we have to create a game considering the world that you are on, what the culture is like, have a back story to the game, the game needs to be multiplayer and most importantly it needs to be appealing. The one thing that scares me about this project is the 15 minute presentation at the end of it, I really hope I don’t screw up, I really hope our team does well.
For the first issue of business I looked back at the previous teams and found that the marble world is made up of layers, 4 different layers with the same sort of layout but different danger levels and look to each;
1st layer – Light blues and bright colours. Happy and overjoyed feeling. Buildings in tact and mountains make up background
2nd layer – greens/blues. buildings slightly damaged, characters more animally. Mountains turning more bumpy and dark
Layer 3:- reds, blacks. buildings with clear demolised features. Characters have become slightly eerie and evil looking (chicken guy lives here). Mountains have turned into mild volcanoes
Layer 4: – dark blues and purples. Forest. Characters dangerous and move in scary way. Volcanoes more violent. Buildings basically non existent.
When thinking about what would be game that would be played within that would I thought it would be a good idea to start with marble games. I’ve never actually played an actual game of marbles before so I thought I would be a good idea to look up how to play it and see it will spark any ideas.
Marble Run is a game which allows you to create fascinating structures for the marbles to then be dropped in and follow the paths that the user has created. Building a marble run encourages children to use their imaginations and problem solving skills. To construct the marble run, they use both fine motor skills and logical and sequential thinking. Galt toys are designed to meet each stage of a child’s development and encourage learning through play. Galt began as a schoolbook seller in 1836 and is now a brand leader in quality developmental and creative products for children.
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I also remembered the old TV game show, The Crystal Maze, which had some really creative games that may inspire some ideas to pop out of our heads for the marble world game. Below is an episode showing a couple of the games that were in The Crystal Maze.
Possibly have the game not marble based? look into the world more.