Hello! I'm currently working away on the next design brief on my Master's course, so a lot of the upcoming work I'm going to uploading here over the next couple of months will be related to that. So, in order to give it all a bit of context, I thought I'd post this entry about the background of the brief.
The brief is to create a prison designed around 'exotic' creatures. This a
pretty open brief, and it has quite a lot of leeway over what we can
do. There's some basic information about the prison we need to keep and
there are a set of character profiles that are also provided.
After whittling down a few early ideas (including a space prison) I've
found something I like. This is a module based around visuals and
concept art, so story writing isn't exactly an 'important' factor.
However, I find it useful to have a basic narrative to give the project
some focus. So, brace yourself for a cliche ridden, plot-hole filled
Title: Project Resurgence.
Action survival, third-person game.
Government owned "STEM Research Facilities" has perfected cloning
dinosaurs (exciting!). On the exotic, but isolated, island of Isla de
la Muerte, a dinosaur safari park has been opened with full attractions
and resort. The park is obviously a very popular destination receiving
incredible amounts of tourists each year.
Unknown to the public however, the military are conducting experiments
in secret facilities around the island. They are experimenting with
gene-splicing and bio-weapons.
One week, during a tropical storm, the island went dark. All
communication was lost. No one returned from the island and no one was
ever heard from again.
A year passes. The government has declared the island a quarantine zone
with no access by sea or air. Access is strictly prohibited.
After exhausting every option, an aging billionaire is putting together a
small team, including Chloe (you, the player). Chloe is a veteran
photo-journalist. The billionaire has hired you, and the team, to find
his daughter and her children (who were at the park when the island
blacked out) as well as documenting what happened.
On the flight to the island, a hurricane strikes the plane, forcing a
crash landing. Chloe and the rest of the team are scattered across the
Chloe awakens unarmed and alone on the island. Using only her
instincts, she must fight for survival on this dinosaur invested island
as well as facing the genetic horrors that have been created.
Like I say, story writing isn't my strong suit. And you'd be forgiven if this brought back flashbacks of a particular Steven Spielberg film. But this is workable enough for me to base an entire project around.
Next up, ideas...