1.02 - Microscopic Educational Adventure

Idea for February 15, 2007


Theme: Microscopic/Educational

includes topics that expand on the theme

  • Inside the body: looking at the microscopic processes in the body from the perspective/role of a microscopic organism

Genre: Puzzle/Adventure

game genre with possible significant changes or important points

  • Includes adventure, exploration, navigation within a human body

Mechanics/Systems

individual gameplay mechanics and mechanics categorized by system

  • The player can travel/navigate through a human body using (naturally) veins and arteries, in which red blood cells double as 'vehicles'
  • The player is able to control and command a small 'squad' or characters (about 3): each possesses different abilities and represents different cells within the body (and their abilities reflect their actual roles in the human body)
  • Combat:
    • Against germs and damaged parts of the body
    • Shooting uses enzymes and T cells
    • The player's cell characters can use their bodies to 'stretch' and engulf enemies (like white blood cells)
    • Combat can otherwise be varied, close and distant
  • An adventure-like mix of gameplay elements
  • Do our best to accurately reflect the processes within the human body, for educational purposes

Story

narrative elements concerning plot, characters, world

  • Environment:
    • Within the human body
    • Abstract and iconic in their portrayal of body parts (as realism would be a little too gross)
  • Character:
    • White blood cells (mostly), which fight infections and other issues inside the body
    • They represent the body's security and law enforcement in many ways

Audience

includes possible target user group traits

  • appeal would seem to work for more open-minded gamers, and those with some educational interest

Possible Technology

includes hardware that would best support the game

  • Typical consoles (PS3/Xbox 360) with power, space and standard controls, better for the 3rd person perspective

Contributors

includes GDDG members who contributed to this idea and were present during the discussion

  • Mediator: Cody Church
  • Katie Seaborn
  • Drew Batcheller
  • Andrew Wong
  • Mike Malyuk
  • Kyle Sakai
  • Sammpa V. Raski
  • Lawson Lim
  • Suen _
  • Kelvin Tu
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