3/20 – 3/24 Weekly Work Log

Session Number 5
Week Number 1
Total Estimated Hours Contributed this Week: 5 hours
What was your overall goal for this week? Research and create at least one sound effect for the game if I’m ready.

Work Tasks 

Date Task Description Time Spent Was this a Best Practice? 
3/20Research how to create custom sound effects55 minutes 
3/21Continue from yesterday; research how to create custom sound effects55 minutes 
3/22 Continue from yesterday; research how to create custom sound effects36 minutes 
 3/23Continue from yesterday; research how to create custom sound effects55 minutes 
 3/24Today, find out how to make each sound effect and to look for a youtube tutorial for each sound effect55 minutes 

Personal Comments (Optional) 

Are there any other comments you would like to include? If so, please enter them here: 

Production Project – Session 5

SUMMARY

Role

Intention (SMART Goal)

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)

Training Source(s)

Project Timeline

Proposed Budget

Evidence of Team Planning and Decisions

PRODUCTION – ACTION

The (FILM, SOUND, or GAME Creation)

Skills Commentary

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

Reactions to the Final Version

Self-Evaluation of Final Version

Grammar and Spelling

Editor

Production Project – Session 4

SUMMARY

Role

Sound Designer/Composer

Intention (SMART Goal)

By March 1st, as a sound designer/composer, I will have evidence of putting music into the game by following this tutorial for session 3.

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)

Notes: Introduction 0:21 Don’t be overwhelmed 1:44 Be honest 2:28 Digital Music 3:08 Back in the day 4:34

Training Source(s)

Notes: Add audio file to project 0:38 Adding sound effects 2:59 Adding death sound effect 3:31 Background Music 4:28 Add music to start screen 5:35

Project Timeline

Add background music to the game

Use an online tool(soundtrap) to compose music

Use a MIDI keyboard to create music

Proposed Budget

Evidence of Team Planning and Decisions

PRODUCTION – ACTION

The GAME Creation

https://chsgamedesign.itch.io/period-5-team-2

The link above is the game creation that our team made.

Skills Commentary

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13gNeqrTG2VcUeyq4DCxW6awepmLB9HW5_pqpkf-N9i8/edit#slide=id.g1176dcbe26d_0_0

My SMART goal was to add background music to the game. I successfully added and created background music using soundtrap and I used the keyboard we had in the classroom. You can immediately hear the background music as you start the game, the music loops.

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

Used an online tutorial from youtube to figure out how to add background music to the game.

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

Worked on the game effectively, and used the time well. I could possibly work on collaborating more with my teammates such as when I have a question.

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

To create the game we used construct. As a class, we used google sheets to create a project tracking sheet to track how we complete our game creation. I used the tool sound trap to compose my own kind of music.

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

As I worked on the game, I developed the skills to add background music to the game. I used a tutorial from youtube to establish my skills in creating background music. I used the online tool, soundtrap to compose my own music.

Reactions to the Final Version

Hunter – The game was missing a main menu as well as a proper ending scene. He also said that it is highly essential to have a main menu for a game to be called a game.

Self-Evaluation of Final Version

Overall, I did pretty well in working as a team to create the game. My job was to add background music. I had no idea how to add background music so I looked up tutorials online. Learning how to add background music to the game.

Grammar and Spelling

Grammarly

Editor

Trenton

Game Analysis Worksheet: Tanuki Sunset

Summary

  • For this project I will be analyzing Tanuki Sunset. I chose to analyze Tanuki Sunset because its my favorite game on itch.io

Game Play Analysis

Formal Elements
The Basics
Name of the gameTanuki Sunset
The platformItch.io
Time played (should be at least 30 minutes)Since 9th grade
If you could work on this game (change it), what would you change and why?That you could change the character
PlayersNOTES
How many players are supported?1
Does it need to be an exact number?no
How does this affect play?not sure
Some types of player frameworks:Single Player – like Solitare.Head-to-head – 1 vs. 1, Chess.PvE – Player vs. Environment, or multiple players vs. the game. Common in MMOs like World of Warcraft.One against Many – Single-player vs. multiple (obvy).Free-for-all – Every man for himself (1 vs. 1 vs. 1 vs. 1..). Most common for multiplayer games, from Monopoly to Modern Warfare.Individuals Against the System – Like Blackjack, where the Dealer is playing against multiple players, but those players have no effect on each other.Team Competition – Multiple vs. multiple, i.e. sports.Predator-prey – Players form a circle and everyone’s goal is to attack the player on their left and defend themselves from the player on their right.Five-pointed Star – Eliminate both players who are not on either side of you.Single Player
Objectives/GoalsNOTES
What are the players trying to do?The player(tanuki on a skateboard) is trying to go through obstacles. You are trying to get the highest possible score you can get.
Some common objectives include:Capture/Destroy – Eliminate all your opponents pieces (Chess).Territorial Acquisition – Control as much territory as you can, not necessarily harming other players (RISK).Collection – Collect a certain number of objects throughout the game (Pokemon).Solve – Solve a puzzle or crime (Clue).Chase/race/escape – Anything where you are running towards or away from something (playground game Tag).Spatial Alignment – Anything involving the positioning of elements (Tetris or Tic-Tac-Toe or that game at Cracker Barrel).Build – Advance your characters or build your resources to a certain point (The Sims).Negation of another goal – The game ends if you perform an act that is forbidden by the rules (Jenga or Twister).chase/race/escape
Rules/Mechanics
There are three categories of (what the book Rules of Play calls) operational rules:Setup – the things you do at the beginning of a game.Progression of Play – what happens during the game.Resolution – How an outcome is determined based on the game state.
ControlsNOTES
What controls are used?the up, down, left, right arrow keys
Was there a clear introductory tutorial?Yes
Were they easy to understand or did you find yourself spamming the controller?It was easy to understand
Resources & Resource ManagementNOTES
What kinds of resources do players control?There are tapes, each time the player gets to the tape the background music changes
How are they maintained during play?As explained above
What is their role?The player?
A resource is everything under the control of a single player. Could be the money in Monopoly or health in WoW. Other examples are:Territory in RISK The number of questions remaining in 20 Questions Objects picked up during videogames (guns, health packs, etc.)Time (game time, real-time, or both)Known information (like suspects in Clue)
Game StateNOTES
How much information in the game state is visible to the player?The score, the wheel
A snapshot of the game at a single point is the game state. The resources you have, the un-owned properties in Monopoly, your opponent’s Archery skill all count towards the game state. Some example information structures are:Total Information – Nothing is hidden, like Chess.Info per player – Your hand of cards is only visible to you.One player has privileged info – Like a Dungeon Master.The game hides info from all players – Like Clue, where no one knows the victory condition.Fog of War – In video games, where certain sections of the map are concealed if you do not have a unit in sight range of that area. You also cannot see other players’ screens, so each player is unaware of the other’s information.
SequencingNOTES
In what order do players take their actions?The players take their actions by using the arrow keys to control the tanuki.
How does play flow from one action to another?Real-time
Some structures include:Turn-based – Standard board game technique.Turn-based with simultaneous play – where everyone takes their turn at the same time (like writing something down or putting a card down in War).Real-time – Actions happen as fast as players can make them. Action-based video games.Turn-based and time limits – You have this long to take your turn.
Player InteractionInformation sharing
Some examples:Direct Conflict – I attack you.Negotiation – If you support me here, I’ll help you there.Trading – I’ll give you this for that.Information Sharing – If you go there, I’m warning you, a trap will go off.
Theme & NarrativeNOTES
Does it have an actual story structure?No, it does not have a story structure.
Is it based on a historical event (or similar)?No, it is not based on a historical event.
Does the theme or narrative help you know how to play?
Does it have emotional impacts?Yes, the tanuki is cute
Also, look for en media res (does it start in the middle of the game)?I don’t think so
The Elements in MotionNOTES
How do the different elements interact?
What is the gameplay like?
Is it effective?
Are there any points where the design choices break down?
Design CritiqueNOTES
Why did the designer make these particular choices?
Why this set of resources?
What if they made different decisions?
Does the design break down at any point?
Graphics & SoundNOTES
Does the game art pair well with the mechanics?
Did you find any bugs or glitches?
What about sound?
Can you spot any technical shortcuts?
Various Stages of the GameNOTES
To wrap up, some things to keep in mind (as if there aren’t enough already) as you play:
What challenges do you face, and how do you overcome them?
Is the game fair?
Is it replayable? Are there multiple paths to victory or optional rules that can change the experience?
What is the intended audience?
What is the core, the one thing you do over and over, and is it fun?

This analysis form was adapted from https://notlaura.com/a-template-for-analyzing-game-design/

Resources

Books

Mr. Le Duc’s Game Analysis Resources

Production Project – Session 3

space” by fleskw is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

SUMMARY

Role

Sound Designer/Composer

Intention (SMART Goal)

By Jan. 13, as a sound designer/composer, I will have evidence of putting music and sound effects into the game by following this tutorial for session 3.

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)

Notes: Introduction 0:21 Don’t be overwhelmed 1:44 Be honest 2:28 Digital Music 3:08 Back in the day 4:34

Training Source(s)

Notes: Add audio file to project 0:38 Adding sound effects 2:59 Adding death sound effect 3:31 Background Music 4:28 Add music to start screen 5:35

Project Timeline

Proposed Budget

Evidence of Team Planning and Decisions

PRODUCTION – ACTION

The GAME Creation

https://chsgamedesign.itch.io/period-5-team-2

The link above is the game creation that our team made.

Skills Commentary

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13gNeqrTG2VcUeyq4DCxW6awepmLB9HW5_pqpkf-N9i8/edit#slide=id.gf3e6710de1_0_90

The link above is evidence for each team member who created the game.

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

Used an online tutorial from youtube to figure out how to add sound effects and background music to the game.

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

Worked on the game effectively, and used the time well.

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

To create the game we used construct. As a class, we used google sheets to create a project tracking sheet to track how we are completing our game creation.

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

As I worked on the game, I developed the skills to add background music to the game, while I didn’t make the music, I figured out how to use music from the internet to add to the game.

Reactions to the Final Version

Nellie mentioned that the game had a puzzle aspect, as well as the damage mechanic of the game, and was designed well. Jessica said that the background music was a bit off, and did not fit the style of the game

Self-Evaluation of Final Version

Overall all, I think I did pretty well in working as a team to create the game. My job was to add sound effects to the game as well as add background music. I had no idea how to add sound effects so I looked up tutorials online but still had trouble figuring out how to add sound effects. I did add the background music which I found on the internet

Grammar and Spelling

Grammarly

Editor

Avery

Production Project session 1

SUMMARY

Role

Sound Designer/Composer

Intention (SMART Goal)

By October 14th, as part of team # as Sound Designer/Composer, I will have evidence of making a list of sounds needed for the game in the GDD by following this tutorial for session 1.

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)

Notes:

Training Source(s)

Notes:

Project Timeline

Proposed Budget

PRODUCTION – ACTION

The GAME Creation

https://chsgamedesign.itch.io/period-5-team-2

Skills Commentary

slides

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

Reactions to the Final Version

Self-Evaluation of Final Version

Grammar and Spelling

Editor