Week 8:
Presentation

Friday 25th March 2022

WEEK 8 -

TO DO: CREATE PRESENTATION FOR 31ST MARCH

PURPOSE FOR PRESENTATION

We have been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to present at Barclays Eagle Labs Games Day at St Mary's Stadium next week, on the 31st March! This is a huge deal for us as we are able to present our game idea to hundreds of people. Today, Kiera and I scheduled in a day to begin our new mockups for the space however, as we still have some information to gather before we do this, I thought I'd take it upon myself to plan and begin making our presentation!

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?

The presentation is a way to showcase our final major project. It must outline what we've been working on, its purpose and our future plans. It'll be a great way to talk about what we are most passionate about, and it'll also be a good networking event for all of us. We have approximately 10 minutes to talk about our game and we have agreed to split this into two. (5 minutes each) I also intend to write a script to read during the presentation, as I find this much easier than speaking off the top of my head! I also want to cover the most important elements of the project and avoid forgetting things.

GOALS FOR THE DAY

Create a plan for the Barclays presentation, begin creation of presentation and potentially begin writing the script.

PLAN

 

WHAT IS BARCLAYS EAGLE LABS GAMES DAY?

https://stayhappening.com/e/southampton-games-day-meet-and-greet-networking-E3LUUI6OMBIM

https://labs.uk.barclays/gamestech

Barclays Eagle Labs work to encourage student led businesses! They are holding this event to engage with peers in the Games Industry, such as from other Universities and Colleges! At this event will be other tutors, lecturers, students, game studios, workers for Barclays and other guests! It'll be an amazing opportunity for our class to showcase what we're working on, gather feedback and make industry connections.

 

WHAT WILL WE BE PRESENTING?

Kiera and I have been selected to present our final major project, Getaway. This is a 'student showcase' essentially organised to showcase student work! We will be presenting Getaway and talking about our process so far, from our initial design choices all the way through to development. I feel it would be extremely necessary to talk about potential future plans with this project, because it is certainly something we've both spoken about and this project is aimed towards being a potential 'product'/intervention in the near future.

 

PLAN FOR PRESENTATION!

  1. Introduction to project 'Getaway'. Who we are, where we study, what year we are in! Introduce passion for 'games for change'.

  2. Began the year with... outline project goals and what we wanted to achieve from the project.

  3. Talk a little about supporting research - go into physical spaces, the use of a physical space to support students on campus as well as achieve full immersion to encourage emotional and physical regulation.

  4. Gameplay Experience - what is the game about? What do players do? How do players interact? Tie this into our project goals.

  5. Inspiration - what inspired us to begin the project? The needs of students, immersive exhibitions, multisensory experiences, immersive technology, music etc.

  6. Art Style - our chosen art style, visuals. Attention to detail, small meaningful moments.

  7. The Power of Music - briefly cover music psychology research. How did we tie this into our design? How we are using music in our game.

  8. Prototyping/Testing - the importance of this. Monitoring heart rates, ensuring our experience was as effective as it could be.

  9. Outro - summarise the reason for our project, possible intervention. Encourage audience to reach out and seek help if needed. "You know what it's time for now... to the getaway".

  10. Thank you for listening!

  11. Potential Q&A?

"GETAWAY" PRESENTATION

Screenshot 2022-04-07 at 21.34.22.png
Screenshot 2022-04-07 at 21.34.28.png

SLIDES 1/2

  • Introduction to the team, who we are and what we stand for.

  • Games for change, positive impact.

  • Outline project goals.

SLIDES 2/3

  • Use of a physical space, touch on immersion. Our own box construction, the importance of physical spaces in what we are trying to achieve.

  • Safe space, quiet zone, escapism.

  • Outline gameplay experience, use of gesture control, projections, VR without the headset.

Screenshot 2022-04-07 at 21.34.34.png

SLIDES 7/8

  • Art Style - choice for art style. How we visualise the game. Small meaningful details and moments within the space.

  • Power of Music - Music psychology research, the importance of sound in regulating emotions. Composing music to manipulate the feelings of the listener. Working with a sound designer to create a unique soundtrack. How players influence outcome of music/layers develop overtime.

SLIDES 6/7

  • Prototyping and Testing - the importance of testing to evaluate the effectiveness of the experience. Use of heart rate monitors to test heart rates and questionnaires. Important for our game to be as effective as possible.

  • Outro - remind people to seek help if they need and speak with people if they're struggling. Sell the game a little!

  • "You know what it's time for now... to the Getaway!".

SLIDES 5/6

  • Storyboard to demonstrate gameplay.

  • Inspiration - immersive art exhibitions, physical spaces, collaborative learning spaces, VR games, multisensory experiences.

Screenshot 2022-04-07 at 21.34.39.png
Screenshot 2022-04-07 at 21.34.45.png

NEXT STEPS

Next steps for today will be to write the script for the presentation and ensure we have all the necessary equipment ready for the 31st.

SCRIPT

  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn