Web Design – Task 1

Youtube – I think it has a good layout because the first thing you see is a list of recommended and trending videos. Down the left hand side of the page is a section called “Best of Youtube” which has different categories such as Music, Sports and Films.

Kendra Haste – The first thing that’s shows up is an almost full screen photo of her work which draws the viewer in with its bright colours. At the top of the page it says “Kendra Haste” and then underneath that it has different tabs such as About, Sculptures and Drawings. When you click of one of these it brings you to a page with a list of images and information on them.

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Protagonist design ideas

I started off by doing a character design in my sketchbook and then scanning it into illustrator to trace over. Once I had the character look I transformed it into a sprite I could use in a side scroller game.

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To do this I got a basic running animation sequence to use as a base to trace me character onto.

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Once I had done this I experimented to see which colours go well together, and with different styles for example with or without outline.

Protagonist hoodie colours

This is the design I settled with in the end as I think it looks good with no outline but shadows on the limbs at the back to make it look 3D. I also think the colours go well with each other, as it looks like how an actual school boy could dress and it shows each body part clearly.

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After I had my final character design I traced him onto all of the animation sequence parts and then put them all into a GIF on photoshop.

 

App Design History

A mobile app is a computer programme designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone/tablet or watch.

Mobile applications often stand in contrast to desktop applications that run on desktop computers, and with web applications which run in mobile web browsers rather than directly on the mobile device.

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The first public cellular phone call was made by Martin Cooper of Motorola on 3rd April 1973 in a publicity stunt in New York. There would be another ten years of R&D however before the first cell phone would hit the market. The DynaTAC 8000X weighed in at around 2 pounds, cost $4,000 and didn’t run any apps.

The first recognisable apps came with Psion’s range of handheld computers – mostly PDAs – that used the EPOC operating system. First released in the early 90s the sixteen bit machines (SIBO) which ran EPOC allowed users programmes such as a word processor, database, spreadsheet and diary. Later models in the range, running a 32-bit OS, would come with up to 2MB RAM and allow users to add additional apps via software packs (or via download if you were lucky enough to own a modem). EPOC, which was programmed in OPL (Open Programming Language) and allowed users to create their own apps, would later form the backbone of the Symbian operating system.

The first recognisable apps came with Psion’s range of handheld computers – mostly PDAs – that used the EPOC operating system. First released in the early 90s the sixteen bit machines (SIBO) which ran EPOC allowed users programmes such as a word processor, database, spreadsheet and diary. Later models in the range, running a 32-bit OS, would come with up to 2MB RAM and allow users to add additional apps via software packs (or via download if you were lucky enough to own a modem).

EPOC, which was programmed in OPL (Open Programming Language) and allowed users to create their own apps, would later form the backbone o

Original Game concept

The game is set in current time,

You play as Shaq, who is a student at what was until recently a normal school. During the past few months, however, students have started to vanish and no one knows why. One day his friend Asnee is summoned to the headmistresses office by the maths teacher, midway through his class, although he had done nothing to break school rules. Starting to get suspicious, Shaq follows them both at a distance so as to not get caught. Once the maths teacher has escorted Asnee, he disappears into one of the surrounding classrooms and the coast is clear for Shaq to move closer. As he nears, he hears a strange assortment of sounds coming from inside *gobbles*. Afraid of what he is going to see, he puts one eye up to the keyhole. As he had feared by the sounds, the headmistress had eaten Asnee, just a leg remained. The worst part however, was that she had transformed into an ogre, and had many other body parts laying around! Horrified, Shaq decides to go and get help, however just as he is straightening up, he feels a hand on his shoulder. He whips around to see the maths teacher had returned, and he had horns sprouting from his head! A sudden realisation hits Shaq, all of the teachers are monsters and are working together to eat all of the students. He ducks into a classroom and hides, he must get past them and alert the authorities.

 

 

App Research

 

Strategy Games

 

A strategy game or strategic game is a game that emphasize players’ decision-making skills having a high significance in determining the outcome. The aim of the game is usually to achieve victory which is achieved through superior planning, which is where the element of chance takes a smaller role. In most strategy video games, the player is given a bird’s eye view of the game world, and indirectly controls game units under their command, thus most strategy games involve elements of warfare to varying degrees, and feature a combination of tactical and strategic considerations.

 

List of well-known strategy games:

 

-Clash Of Clans (CoC)

  • Simple to use
  • Spread out interface

Mobile Strike

 

Clash Royale

 

  • Turn based game
  • Player vs player
  • Simple interface

 

 

-Fire Emblem

-Hearthstone

Here is an example of what you may come across during a strategy mobile game (These screenshots were taken from Naruto Blazing)

*Primary data

 

In this game specifically you have 3 modes to choose from, single player, join lobby and/or host lobby