Date: Wednesday 27 February, 2008
Started: 9:48 AM
Finished: 4:50 PM (due to major revision)
Ahoy there all,
Finally, we're beginning to make some real progress on this project. Yesterday, the group met in Interactive Media, and we finally got down to discussing the background behind the game (mostly concerning mutants, who are one of the core features in the game, and are, thanks to our efforts, going to have a background devoid of pseudoscience… well, as devoid as we can manage), as well as some of the more technical issues (specifically, level design - one level is even going to involve the players driving down a drained canal in a beaten-up truck whilst trying to fend off hordes of ravenous mutants). We also discussed the game rating, coming to the conclusion that the game's moderate violence and themes would probably warrant an "R" rating once the game rating system is changed (which will be soon, apparently). We also watched a presentation put together by Roger, specifically concerning the concept of virtual worlds (such as Second Life), and the ways in which the line between such virtual worlds and the real world are blurred. Not really my thing, but interesting nonetheless, especially concerning people actually making money through such a medium.
Whilst reading over Kodie's log a few minutes ago, I started thinking about the possibility of turning these meetings into some form of podcast, ala Penny Arcade's "Downloadable Content". Perhaps this is an idea which I should suggest to the team - after all, Kodie did say that he was possibly going to find a way to upload the audio from our meetings (although the approx. 2 hours of our previous meeting isn't exactly a reasonable size).
I'm also going to have to prepare for the texturing stage, which will most likely be upon us rather soon, considering the speed and quality of Kodie's 3D modelling. The main issue here is resources, as I will most likely need to accquire a Wacom tablet (considering that a mouse is much harder to use for Photoshop work), and will need to have access to one at both home and college. Unless I can come to an agreement with Roger…
Angels on the sideline…
[Roger] Yes - we can come to an arrangement… :-) Come and see me