A while ago one of our students told us about a time when he struggled to open presents given to him because of the unexpected that lay beneath the wrappings. He explained how it caused him such a lot of anguish and anxiety that he would just hide the gift in the wardrobe or under the bed. He would keep checking it was there over a period of time but it would still take an enormous amount of courage to open the gift.
This little stop motion animation created in Lego is about that experience. The little lego-man in the film is worried about whatever is in the package and how will this change something? How will he deal with the Anguish of the unexpected.
Originally this was going to be posted during Autism Awareness Week but wasn’t quite finished in time. We hope you enjoy it. Check it out on ouryoutubeChannel or through our website atwww.sparkyink.co.uk
Sparky Ink is helping our inkers & thinkers create stories in digital format through Games Design & Development. As part of our introduction to our Games Design and Development Workshops, we teach students how to create a version of Atari’s first ever digital game of ‘PONG’. Creating this game sparks lots of skills, tormented looks, shouts of joy or terror depending on what goes right and wrong. Our inkers & thinkers start to think more about the End user, play-ability and what makes a game worthwhile. As well as gaining some skills of understanding the engine, appearance and sounds. We usually make this game using the Game Maker 2 Engine by yoyo Games Ltd.
I’ve put a quick games capture of a simple version which can be found on our website at www.sparkyink.co.uk (When I recorded it there was a slight lag on the sound) This gives an idea of a first game to build.
If you are interested in learning some basics of Game Design & Development please contact us either via the website or our facebook or Twitterpage. All our workshops are Autism and Disability Friendly.
We are looking to run a virtual Webinar Games Design & Development Workshop in the near future. Contact us for more info.