Our group name came about after we traversed a loop several times when trying to brainstorm for our game.
“What do we want our game to be about? Well, we need to know the time period first.
Okay, what time periods do we like? Well, there are a lot. Maybe we should explore themes.
What themes do we want? Well, first we need to know what our game is going to be about. ”
And so on. We struggled for a bit, but learned more about each other through it.
Eventually, we got to the topics of the wild west and survival. We thought about the funny deaths that happen in some games, like where you’d walk into a bar, look at the bartender the wrong way, and suddenly have a “Game Over” screen. From there we discussed how that idea could be applied to plenty of different time periods and settings, and we created a rather large list of ideas and topics that we might like to explore, and we haven’t settled on one yet. However, since this productive branch of thought stemmed from senseless violence, we felt the name was fitting.
We used our time today to mostly get to know each other and find out what everyone was interested in. Everyone in our group comes from a different background and enjoys different types of games, so we have lots of different perspectives to bring to this game. We achieved an idea of the roles each of us will handle, though those may shift as we go. We spent a lot of time discussing potential topics, and near the end of class, we had almost too many to handle. To solidify our idea of what we want to do, each of us will be looking further into particular topics they were interested in and will present that idea to the group tomorrow.
The members of our team are Victoria Cummings, Evan Whitis, Clay Knight, Mackenzie Snow, and Leland Gray. We look forward to giving everyone further updates as Centre Term progresses!