(B) Audience Theory

Audience theory typically looks into how audiences’ consume media and how much of an influence the media has, with things like changing an audiences’ perception or behaviour. The Hypodermic Needle theory was developed in the 1920s-1930s while seeing the effects of war propaganda and postulates that media messages are ‘injected’ directly into the brains of…

(A) Case Study

Nintendo’s 2015 hit Fates – or If, in Japan – was one of the latest titles to the historic Fire Emblem saga, that has been described as a “darling of the hardcore strategy RPG crowd – and one of the shining gems of the genre” (IGN, 2013). It is created by Intelligent Systems, a subsidiary…

Research Report

An independent game production company, Zenna Games released a competitive brief to designers to introduce them into the mobile and tablet market with a game concept for this platform. I created a sci-fi, mystery narrative and did research to allow me to plan style, themes and other aspects of the game. In order to enable…

Formating for Report

For reports there is a strict format for reports, such as: Arial, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS Size 12 font for main text. 10 for footnotes and no less for tables. 1.5 for line spacing Justified to the left. Page number centre at the bottom My name and that of the college in the header….

Games and Genres

A genre is “a style or category of art, music, or literature”. Key elements: look/ sound/ conventions Platformer: moving from A to B -levels -environment -set character -no defined story -side scroller -goal oriented Arcade -pixel -techno music Casual -family friendly -simple controls Shoot-em-up: moving through an environment shooting enemies -gore -multiple enemies -action orientated…