Sunday, October 17, 2004

final project #2

av·a·tar ( P ) Pronunciation Key ( v -t? )n.
The incarnation of a Hindu deity, especially Vishnu, in human or animal form.
An embodiment, as of a quality or concept; an archetype: the very avatar of cunning.
A temporary manifestation or aspect of a continuing entity: occultism in its present avatar.
Transmitted from digital sensitivity to analog sensitivity

Brief History:
Cyber character such as avatar is trendy among the new generation in Korea. Avatar is a virtual character that an individual can create on the web. On the web. Like MSN messenger, each individual person who has an account with MSN messenger is given an avatar character. Individuals have the ability to modify their outside appearance. In addition, each person can earn cyber money in many different ways. This is then used to modify hairstyles and to buy clothing and accessories. You can even alter facial features by plastic surgery. These procedures can be done within a blink of an eye as long as you have cyber money to purchase the items. Some website even sell avatar characters that have been altered and designed by a designer.

-High percentage of internet users in Korea.
-Ability to alter your avatar image and profile
-A majority of website actually want you to have avatar
-A growing social trend (meeting new people on cyberspace.
-Large variety of avatar appearances to choose from.

Game purpose:
As a game designer, I want people who have interest in participating in this game to take a little tour of the cyber avatar world in an analog way. Each individual box lists instructions on how to fully enjoy all the benefit avatar cyber networking. You could also interacted with other
Who play avatar game. Not directly interact each other but you could see
The flags that other player put around the school area. Flag represented
As a sweet spot. Each every sweet spot for example, I will put my flag on
The second level restroom on second door. Reason why this second door in
Restroom , makes me comfortable, and secure.
Each player write down on the response note that where did they put their
Flag on. Exact location and why. And each player could write on flag, your
ID name and why this spot is your sweet spot.

Response note: by one week passed, each players give back their response note about
Their sweet spot location and alter ego profile and what have they done
With their alter-ego profile. Feed back basically.

Reward: whoever participated with my game, there should be a reward.
Can’t really reveal at this point.

Any questions?

Friday, October 15, 2004

core mechanic

verb :embarass

make game name as embarassing game.
game rule : players could be 5 or 7 people in each group( two group will be perfect)
each player from each group come up to the component or stage and trying to
embarassed each other by verbally not by any physically.
and everytime one player speak and other player would like to remain the game
has to say ofcourse and his speak.
why players has to say ofcouse beginning of every module because players has to
admit the what other player saying

for exemple: player 1: you don't even take shower everyday!
player2: of course, you stinks.
this game keeps going on until other player give up and couldn't take anymore
and it's only goes at least 4 rounds per players. and winner gets to picked the next challenger.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

meaningful play

I would say monopoly is the meaningful play.
because monopoly has descriptive and evaluative elements.
for descriptive on this game is make each players to be more engaged by
buying land , house, and building and other chances to get more rich or get bankrupcy.
this game almost like real life. and it has monopoly game that has similar quality of money.
if you end up buying more lands and properties than other player then you should just
sit back and collect the money when other players tresspassing your land, but what draws more
attention to this game is , has lots of twist with chances and tresspassing other people's land
that they build maximized properties.
that's why when you started looser but there are lots of possiblity of catch up.

subservient chicken(emergent game)

this game makes me wonder.. is this fake chicken already be on taped all the
possiblities reaction ?
anyways this game is quite intersting and same time little bit boring.
because I should put into word to move or see the reaction of fake chicken.
without no comment he just stand there and do nothing.
I tried asking questions like
*dance like crazy
*sit down and watch TV
*turn around and tuch your tail with your wing
*roll over
fixed prgram:if I don't demand, chicken remain same pose
chaotic program: If I asked two things in same time then he just choose randomly without order
periodic program: demand same order then chicken will do the same reaction over and over untill I get to sick of this game
this game designer didn't set too much of the rules to the player what not to do or what to do
so questionary could go wild and weird.
almost seems like I'm the player that set the own game strategies , how to play with chicken.
and another reason why I think this is emergent game is subservient chicken has unpredictable reaction to the certain questionaries. like dance like a dog.

core mechanic

Verb: Embarrass

Make game name as embarrassing game.
Game rule: players could be 5 or 7 people in each group (two group will be perfect)
Each player from each group come up to the component or stage and trying to
Embarrassed each other by verbally not by any physically.
And every time one player speak and other player would like to remain the game
Has to say of course and his speak.
Why players has to say have coursed beginning of every module because players has to
Admit the what other player saying

For example: Player 1: you don't even take shower everyday!
Player2: of course, you stink.
This game keeps going on until other player give up and couldn't take anymore
And it's only goes at least 4 rounds per players. And winner gets to pick the next challenger.

Friday, October 08, 2004

magic circle(boon shin da ma)

'boon shin sa ma' game is one of the old school game that we could play anywhere,
as long as you have pen and pencil. this game could play with small group of your friends
or by yourself.
this game is about bring dead spirit to life and asked the question that you really wanted know.
for example , secret stuff that you dying to know about someone.
first you should find place that you and your friends are good enough to concentrate the game.
room with low light setting or after class empty classroom or attic.
put your paper out and grab the pen (has to hold hand and with a pen in the middle)
and say all together boon shin sa ma . boon shin sa ma is the spell to bring dead from the life.
in Japanese.
and start asking question, first start asking about the your secret that other friends didn't know about so that if right then you know that spirit really comes in the circle.
later on you liked to finished the game, you should had to say good bye and please berespectful to don't show up on our dream.

reason why you should do this is because, some people so into this game; they saying that
even in real life could talk to dead people and show up randomly and end up going to mental hospital.

this could be a myth that people trying take this game to be serious. Better to be respected.

lusory attitude for this game is you and your friends has to faith in dead spirit and be respectful. otherwise it's get falling apart.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Avatar Realtime

I come up with this game called 'Avatar Realtime' this game could be playing with small group to large amount of group.
in korea , Avatar is very popular , ppl put there avtar on the msn messenger and their homepage.
you could alter hair style and clothing style,plastic surgery your image and make couple avatars.
you could check out to this website, or
but one bad thing is that gotta know how to read korean but you could just feel the what avatar in korea.

I'm trying to take out cyber avatar to the realtime. make avatar kit.
that has boy and girl black maniquin that has only under wear and kit comes with self fillout profile and
hair sticker. clothes and accesory that could make own avatar.
duration of this game could be one week or could be last quiet while.
while ppl playing as avatar game they could alter their ego for avatar.
for example.. if I assigned you as mean girl and has sticker that mean girl sticker on it.
you could interacted with ppl that who has same categories.

my game design didn't really polish well enought to represented but
just giv out the basic outline of it

I'll be more posted on this game rules

Saturday, October 02, 2004

rainbow game

this game based on street game that kids playing while they didn't supplies any equipment.
trying to get out of the boredom.

this game rules are pretty simple, either you wanted be in game or not , eventually looser has
to be punished like carring ppl's backpack who played the game.
you should call out the rainbow color. so whoever get's the highest call out color , makes decision
the decision for the looser.
but has to call out in order of rainbow. not the part of our game group wearing.

our group makes this simple game to enhance as kidult rainbow game
site:partking lot( site could be everywhere)
rules: -make three teams
-the level of the parking garage determines how many object ou must find (cars)
- I was kinda figure that car owners has limited color variation. most popular color was black, white, red, blue, silver, skyblue silver..
-so this color chart to rainbow and parking lot rainbow color could be modified.
-and if you find the obect than maked chalk to the side of tire.
-once has been marked then has to find other object ,can't make same mark on same object.
-has to be restricted on assigned parking lot not anywhere else.
-the first team to find all colors on all levels wins