The challenge issue that my project addresses is people with disabilities. In my game there is a deaf boy named Hero who has a dream of going pro in all sports. The user will use the arrow keys to lead Hero into the images related to sports but if the user guides him and hits the image of a man smoking this represents Hero giving up on his dreams and going down the wrong path in life and into depression. This game shows how anyone can chase their dream; they just need to chase them with all their hearts. I came up with the idea from the passion I have for sports. This idea started off with me being thankful for who I am and how fortunate I am to be able to experience and enjoy what I do and that's where the concept hit me. My project works with my concept because we have the main character “Hero” and he has a disability which is being deaf and he is still going through to pursue his dreams of becoming a pro in all sports.
Your passion for those project is obvious based on your thoughtful presentation and research. The focus on inclusion and sports is a great combination for your game, and I think would interest a large and diverse audience. There are many ways you can think out the levels of the games but"story boarding" is a common way designers work out the flow of ideas and movement in videos or commercial or even game design! Might be something for your to research. I hope you continue on with this!
This is a wonderful effort to be inclusive and build a conversation around how important accessibility it. I can easily see this evolve and include more themes. There are several national and global organizations that have online resources to support such development work. Start from https://braillebug.org/Games.asp
I like your idea of trying to create an inclusive sports video game for people who are deaf. The instructions to play the game are simple to understand and easy for players of all different types of motor function abilities to participate and have fun. If you further expand the project, perhaps you might want to include subtitles or a transcript of your speech in the instruction video for those who are deaf or hearing-impaired. You might also consider adding an info page with links to related sports organizations and articles and biographies on notable deaf athletes. http://deaflympics.com https://usdeafsports.org/ https://www.theguardian.com/science/the-h-word/2012/sep/05/paralympics-deaflympics https://www.azcentral.com/story/sponsor-story/miracle-ear/2016/05/17/miracle-ear-7-professional-athletes-hearing-loss/84506958/ www.ranker.com/list/athletes-who-are-deaf/people-in-sports
I love this idea for a game! Your goals of the game (being a professional athlete) are so relatable for a lot of different kids. i know in my work, that in order to motivate kids to learn, you need to have a fun idea, or premise, to your game. I wonder what other kinds of temptations kids should stay away from - it could make the game harder if you included a few different obstacles Hero had to avoid. Great work!
I really love the idea of a video game that addresses the challenges of people with different abilities, especially a video game about sports. I imagine there are not many (or any) sports video games out there that include a character with a disability and this could mean a lot to young people who can relate to the challenge, or inspire people to have a new perspective about disabilities.
Nice job! I like the game! I really like how you made your topic clear that people with disabilities can still accomplish their dreams if they work for it. The game was easy to understand, therefore I was able to play easily.