A Game Design Project from the G4C Student Challenge
a Middle School Student from Mouse & DIIT Design League @ JHS 189Q
About this Project:
Throughout the game, the player will be Sugar, who is a young and clueless poor bear who just lost her family due to poachers. She will be faced with many tough obstacles with various levels of difficulty. The player will have to ensure that Sugar makes it out alive.
This shows the reckless things that animals have to go through, getting their habitat taken, their familes slaughtered, and mistreatment. We need to spread awareness that animals have feelings and loved ones just like we do and that this isn't the right thing to do.
Feedback from the Judges:
Maddy Barr 👏 Visual and UX Designer at IBM — Emoti-Con Judge
This project is extremely out of the box and a great way for users to gain empathy for animal rights issues! The backstory and game were very impressive! Maybe you could include more facts about the effects of habitat destruction.
Nelson Launer 👏 Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP — Emoti-Con Judge
Impressive storytelling! Sugar's backstory broke my heart, so I think it effectively got across your message of how animals are mistreated. The mechanics of the game work very well and I'm impressed by the interactions Sugar has with other animals and objects as she walks through the forest. I had fun navigating the different paths, avoiding the poachers, and eventually made it out the forest! Good job!
Chloe Koo 👏 Senior Product Designer at Deloitte — Emoti-Con Judge
Amazing work! It’s so awesome to see the sugar storyline and the heartbreaking message of animal rights issues. The game is trying to raise awareness of animal rights and why we need to save the planet and make it a better place for every living being. I enjoyed the short game experience! If you want to create more games like this in the future, C# Unity coding skills allow you to develop more fun and exciting user interfaces. Good job!
Marcus Del Valle 👏 Program Manager at Code Nation — Emoti-Con Judge
Let me begin by saying, wow! This game was so good! The storytelling had a great pace, the stakes felt very high, and I was invested in saving that bear! This project does an amazing job at showcasing how dangerous it is to be an animal in the wild when there are hunters searching for a big catch! It highlights a major problem happening around the world and is so important for many people to experience!
The gameplay was also surprisingly crisp! It got just a little clunky when the timed text boxes began to appear, in the future you can create an "action button" to start, stop, and proceed in conversation! However, I was fully invested in saving Sugar! I searched the forest for other animals I might be able to save and went in every direction even after I guessed the correct way! I had a blast exploring this project!