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Game Design Mashup. Games for ………. Inspiration. Design Challenges GDC ’04, ‘05 3 Designers – One Theme Romance Emily Dickenson. Goals. Approach a hard problem From a new perspective With a sense of humor Think big!. The Mashup. Old, New, Borrowed… Blue? Familiar but different

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Game Design Mashup

Games for ……….


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Inspiration

  • Design Challenges

  • GDC ’04, ‘05

  • 3 Designers – One Theme

    • Romance

    • Emily Dickenson


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Goals

  • Approach a hard problem

  • From a new perspective

  • With a sense of humor

  • Think big!


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The Mashup

  • Old, New, Borrowed… Blue?

  • Familiar but different

  • Grounded

  • Reflective


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Games for Granny

  • The Audience

    • Mainstream

    • Casual

    • Female

    • Gray

  • Who is really out there?

  • How can we reach them?


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Contestants

  • Demis Hassabis

    • Republic, Evil Genius

  • Nick Davies*

    • Project Gotham Racing

  • Keita Takahashi

    • Katamari Damacy (1&2)


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Contestants

  • Demis Hassabis

    • Republic, Evil Genius

  • Nick Davies*

    • Project Gotham Racing

  • Keita Takahashi

    • Katamari Damacy (1&2)

      *one day notice


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Contest

  • 15 minutes each…

  • Discussion…

  • Vote by applause…

  • Prizes!


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Games For GranniesGDCE 2005Demis Hassabis


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Approach

  • What do grannies like?

  • What can’t we do?

  • Some rejects

  • The idea


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Grannies like…

  • Hobbies: Knitting/reading/gardening

  • Reminiscing/telling stories

  • Playing bridge

  • Watching soap operas

  • Gossiping

  • Grandchildren


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Aims

  • Out are…

    • Complex controls

    • Anything too fantastical

    • Gratuitous violence/sex/language

  • Should be…

    • Familiar setting

    • Social/friendly

    • Simple


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The Hobby Simulator

  • Real-time knitting guide

  • Landscape gardening program

  • Rejected due to:

    • Being too obvious

    • Not as good as the real thing


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War Story Constructor

  • Use Half-Life 2 or Battlefield engine

  • Instructions via voice input

  • Unlimited add-on packs

  • Grandkids could actually play it

  • Rejected due to:

    • Difficult AI

    • Problematic making it simple enough


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Bridge Online

  • TV based

  • Voice input – dial in conference call

  • Simple interface same as poker sites

  • Social and competition

  • Rejected: a bit dry


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The Village

  • The world’s first MMO Gossip Simulator

  • Set in a present day city block or village

  • Grannies effectively play themselves

  • Aim is to gain as much info as possible

  • Missions:

    • Decimate reputations of those you dislike

    • Enhance reputations of those you like

    • Spread gossip to as many as possible


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The Village (cont.)

  • AI characters play key actors

  • Ongoing content released

  • Upgrades and ‘special’ abilities

  • Bonus points for needless interference

  • Daily TV show – new ‘missions’

  • Grandkids play in the same game world


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Summary

  • The world’s first MMO Gossip Simulator

  • Think Shenmue meets Sims Online meets Eastenders

  • Also includes:

    • Bridge online and real-time knitting 



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What’s different about Granny?

  • She has slower reaction time

  • She has weaker eyesight

  • She is harder of hearing

  • She has slower Hand Eye co-ordination

  • Conclusion – It sounds a bit like being drunk


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What’s the same about Granny?

  • She wants to be entertained.

  • She wants to interact with like minded people.

  • She wants to be challenged.

  • Conclusion – Granny is just like you and me


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What Subject Matter?

  • Relevant to their interests.

  • Relevant to a different moral era.

  • Relevant Licence.

  • Relevant Music

  • Conclusion – The subject matter already exists


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The Interface

  • Simple Controller

    • Simple Button Layout

    • Large Buttons

    • Comfortable to Hold

  • Conclusion – The interface already exists


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The Gameplay Ideas

  • Simulators – Sim City, The Sims, Train Simulator.

  • Mental Games – Chess, Sudoku.

  • Unique Interface – Buzz!

  • Conclusion - The gameplay ideas already exists


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The Conclusion

  • You can’t please all of the Grannys all of the Time.

  • There is no ‘Stereotypical Granny’

  • Games that Granny would like already exist in the market place.

  • Not a revolution in gameplay, more a revolution in marketing.


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However…

Ballroom Dancing RevolutionTM:

It’s a popular past time

It’s the right pace

It has relevant music

It’s good exercise

It needs a partner

However:

  • It also needs a dance mat the size of a gymnasium

  • It will probably cause broken hips


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Discussion

  • Similarities?

  • Differences?

  • Comments?



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By Applause….

  • Demis?

  • Nick?


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By Applause….

  • Demis?

  • Nick?

  • Keita?


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Prize!!

  • Something “remixed”

  • Inspire new ideas

  • Old-fashioned

  • Useful


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Prize!!

www.thisintothat.com


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And, of course…

  • Sharffen Berger Chocolates

  • Independent, Bay Area

  • Recently acquired by Hershey!


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Conclusions

  • Hard problems

  • New perspectives

  • Sense of humor

    There are new audiences out there!


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