design

Fairytale game

FAIRYTALE: Snowhite and Seven Dwarfs

Writer: The Brothers Grimm

Published: 1812

 

Plot of the fairytale:

Queen asks the magic mirror who is the most beautiful in the world and the mirror’s answer is always Snowhite. She commands the guard to kill her in the woods, but he doesn’t. She wanders to the forest and found a little house in which she asleep. The dwarfs find the Snowhite and they become friends. When the queen finds out the Snowhite is alive, she comes to her as an old lady to give her a poisoned apple. She eats it and dies. However, the Prince comes and awakes the Snowhite, and they get married.

 

Game treatment:

Audience: 16+

Devices: PC/PS4

Type: Action/Strategy/Fantasy

Single/Multi-player

 

Story and game mechanics:

The games starts when the Snowhite is in the woods. The atmosphere is dark and gloomy. She finds herself laying on the grass. She sees that the guards are chasing and trying to kill her.

 

The aim is : to escape the forest alive

Gameplay: exploring the forest and environment by doing quests and interacting with animals to get power and materials to make a weapon and knock the enemies off.

 

By doing quests animals can provide you different materials which you can merge to create a weapon. You can combine different materials to create different kind of weapons, since you need to counter different types of guards. (For example some guards use magic so you would need to create a weapon with magic resist to win a fight, or some guards are very “tanky” but their attack damage isn’t big, in which case you would need a weapon with attack speed and etc.)

 

For doing bigger quests Snowhite could also gain magic powers which could help her to win the fight. (The magic powers could be rooting enemies so they couldn’t move, or blinding them etc.)

 

The quests given by animals could be finding some type of items, in where you have to explore the forest. There will be different environments and landscapes, you might need to swim in the river or fly on the large birds. Sometimes you could encounter bad animals such as wolves, trying to kill you too.

There would be a lot of parts of the game, but these are going to be from the beginning, middle and the end of the game.

 

1

Snowhite is in the forest which is nearby the castle, gloomy and dark place, its rainning. Not many good animals around, Snowhite has to use rocks and branches to get away from the guards. She gets deeper in the woods where the rain stops and it becomes more peaceful. She discovers the world of animals which behave like humans (each has their own personalities).

 

x

She discovers a pond which has magical aura around, the atmosphere is relaxing and mystic. There are small spirits flying around which she could talk to and heal the damage taken from the guards. (The Snowhite has 1000health and if it drops below that, she has to start over from the last checkpoint. She can increase the health by doing the quests etc.) However, she hears the wolves come and she has to fight

 

Last part

In the last part the Snowhite has to fight the queen (the boss). The fight would happen on a tall cliff with beautiful landscape and sky. Snowhite needs to have a big variety of weapons and magic powers since the queen can change her form. The player needs to use strategy to how and when to use certain weapons and powers and when to defend themselves to win against the queen. If the player didn’t do enough quests he won’t be able to win the last level since he doesn’t have enough weapons.

 

Each level should have beautiful and high quality imagery.

Game artwork:

snowhite

 

Game level ( the pond ):

level

Evaluation of “London Festival of Architecture” poster

 

These are my final poster and alternative designs:black_poster22 2.jpg
lloyds_poster6 2.jpg
SaintPaulsPoster4 2.jpg
Evaluation:

In my opinion, this first poster style is a little bit “futuristic”. I’ve made this poster using only photoshop. This poster overall didn’t take much time to do, but the most time I’ve spent on was the text. Firstly, I had to download the font from the website and then I edited it to make the text stand in the right place. The “fading away” effect on lines was made with a brush.
I cut out the building from a picture and added some filters and adjustments on it so it’s only black and white and looks less realistic. When I put the building on a black background I used a black brush to cover the sharp edges. I also used a white brush to make the white lines on the building stand out more.
The second poster took the shortest amount of time to make and I think it looks quite good. I had a hard time deciding which one between these two should I make my final poster. On this one I used Illustrator and Photoshop programs. I used Illustrator to make vector shapes of Lloyd’s building and then I copied these objects to photoshop:
lloyds.jpg After that I put a green background on it.
I downloaded the font from the website and duplicated the layers of text to add that “duplicated” text effect.
The third one took me the longest time to make, and, in my opinion, it doesn’t look too bad. However, for me this poster is the least appealing of all these three.
I cut the building out of a picture and added some effects and adjustments to it. I duplicated the churches and made a shadow copies behind them. I had to cut a triangle and duplicate it many times to make a line. Later, I added the same picture of St. Paul’s Cathedral in the corners and made it transparent. The font was downloaded from the website.

Poster comparing:
The main difference between professional work and mine is that the professionals’ works look more clean and flawless. For example, in the first poster if you look closely on my work you can see the imperfections on the lines, they are not as straight as they should be. I also think that I could have made the building in the first poster look better so it would look more professional ( for example, create a vector shape of it in Illustrator like I did on the Lloyd’s building ).
Similarity of my work and professionals might be the font. Professionals don’t use the fonts that are available on Photoshop and look up for more interesting ones just like I did.

The Idea:
My idea on the first poster was to have the main object of my poster as a popular or well-known London’s building, because the name of this poster is “London Festival of Architecture”. I wanted to make it look a little bit futuristic because the architecture is becoming more and more modern. On the second one I wanted it to look a bit “Art Deco” but with a modern building. I got inspired making this kind of poster by doing the research on other Art Deco posters. On the third one I wanted to do something different than the previous two so I made a poster with an older building. I wanted it to represent and remind the architecture of the past. At first I even tried adding an old looking font to it, but it didn’t work very well.

Tools:
Photoshop:

  • Brush (for shading some lines and hiding sharp edges)
  • Lasso tool and Polygonal lasso tool (for cutting out the buildings from images)
  • Gradient tool (for doing the background for the second poster)
  • Text box (for text)

Illustrator:

  • Pen tool ( for creating shapes )

My thoughts about my work and the project:

I think that was an interesting project, but I didn’t spend enough time on it. I feel that I could have done better if I had organised everything and had a plan since the start of the project. I’ve been doing the tasks and they’ve have been confusing at first. Checklist for submission helped a lot, I think if we got that at the very start it would have been easier to organise. I made the most work on my sketchbook before the deadline (such as creating coloured drawings, etc.) and got way more many ideas on how I should have done the poster, but there wasn’t enough time anymore. However, I can’t stay I’m not happy with the result I have now, but I know that I could have done it better.

 

Composition

These are the composition types for a poster design:

Rule of thirds

Imaginary lines are applied on the image and divide paper into thirds. The main subject is applied by aligning it on the guide lines and intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom lines.
Screen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.48.19.pngScreen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.48.28.png

Golden Ratio
Golden ratio can also also be called Phi Grid.Golden Ratiodivides a frame into three rows and three columns of equal size, resulting in 1:1:1 vertically and 1:1:1 horizontally
Screen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.49.05.png

Circular composition
The circular formation draws the eye inward into the image. It is made up of a continuous curve.
Screen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.49.32.png

Triangle or Pyramid composition 
In this composition, the subject’s body forms an upright triangle shape, with the head in the top centre and body expanding below to form a wide base.
This has a solid base and will show stability. It also has Height and Strength.
Screen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.50.12.pngScreen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.50.18.png

The Radii
Connection lines meets in the centre and and expansion lines leaves the centre. These lines have the eye led into the picture.
Screen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.50.58.png

The L or rectangle
This makes an attractive frame. That frame or rectangle can help to frame a main subject in the picture.
Screen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.51.34.png

Z composition layout
The Z layout is when you place the items that you want the audience to see first along the top of the Z. Then audience will naturally follow the path of the Z. The goal is to place important information at the end.
Screen Shot 2016-12-12 at 10.52.28.png