Challenge B

The challenges in Challenges for Game Designers change throughout the book. Each set of targets is slightly different to match the chapter’s challenge details. Be 100% sure to look at what is required of you in the targets below to inform your submitted materials.

Assignment

After reading CH3 in CGD, follow the Suggested Process on both challenges. STOP after step 3. You won’t be developing a prototype, won’t be playtesting, and won’t be iterating. You’re preparing an elevator pitch, instead.

It’s worth noting that you’re not expected to suddenly become an audio engineer or a salesperson just for this assignment. The focus should be on how well you distill down an entire game concept in a very short period of time.

Tasks

  1. Download Audacity or Adobe Audition.
  2. Brainstorm your elevator pitches for challenges 3 and 4.
  3. Script these pitches and practice them to be no longer than 60 seconds each. (This is harder than it sounds.)
  4. Record them!

Targets

Category Goal
Format Recordings are made with confidence and verve.
Theme/Goal Both theme and goal are present and interesting, even intriguing.
Mechanics Pitches clearly, creatively, and succinctly describe the basic mechanics of the games.
Conflict The nature of player conflict is presented clearly and is in concert with both the type of game chosen and mechanics described.

Submission and Assessment

You may know of or remember gateway requirements and grading declarations in my previous classes. I am now combining these to streamline the process. Make sure to check out the grading declaration page for more information on the process.

  1. Complete the Challenge B grading declaration quiz. This will open the Challenge B assignment submission folder.
  2. Submit two 60-second mp3 files that address all the required targets above in the Challenge B submission folder by 11:59pm system time on the D2L due date.
  3. Optional but highly encouraged: share what you’ve created in the #infv405-module1 channel in Slack and check out what your classmates have also shared.