Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award

12-31-2018

Type (DCMI Terms)

text

Exit Requirement

Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Project

Department

Honors Program

Faculty Advisor

Jen Bracy

Honors Program Director

Gavin Keulks

Language

eng

Abstract

My creation of the game “Face Your Fears?” has been a deeply personal exercise in storytelling, which uses different mediums to find the best way to convey an ultimate message of balance. This project demonstrates the necessary artistic and design elements that are required in video game creation, as well as showing my own process in the making of this story. “Face Your Fears?” comprised of a framework that possesses the possibility for a unique experience with every new user. Though it is a personal connection to my own thoughts and experiences, thematically it stretches to broad meaning and questions how we as people choose to approach that which scares us. The elements I have created exist as the foundation for what this game could be, and express mechanics, functionality, and theme that would be present in the fully rendered game. With the creation of these game elements, I analyze the success of the project and detail the work involved and its accompanying meaning.

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