Category: "Toy Invasion"

Week 1 of the group project


Work Assigned: Gameplay map – the order in which events happen in the demo.

Ok well at the meeting I was given the job to do a gameplay map, I felt a little dazed being given this as I was a little unsure of what it was exactly, even after being told what it was, so I interpreted it in my own manner, which then made it a mix of storyboards and gameplay maps (overhead maps of what is happening with everything)

I must say I feel I approached it well, it could have been refined a little in the drawing, but storyboards don't have to be detailed or amazing looking, as long as they convey what's needed is fine, I then added notes to each frame incase they weren't too clear to read.

Here is each frame from numbers 1 to 26.

I may have to change them slightly depending on what happens in the meeting, but I'll see what happens.

Toy Invasion research


Well our groups were given to us a few days after the pitch day, I have been grouped with Debbie, Duncan, Scott and Chris. And we were given the Toy Invasion project, no work had been set, so I felt I should carry out a bit of research into certain toys to get a feel for what should go into the project. I started by going to the library at the university, where I found some good examples of clockwork toys and a few robots.

From the books that I found in the Caerleon library I photocopied what I felt was approprate to the project. And stuck them up on my wall for inspiration.


I then sketched out a few rough concept ideas, although the only really finished image was of a cuddly character

I then decided to go to the library in Newport, where I found a very good book with robot images called : Yesterday's toys: 734 tin and celluloid amusements from days gone by
Author: Teruhisa Kitahara
ISBN: 1884822959

Which I must say was a lovely book, with full colour images, only annoying thing was it was in the reference library which means I had to photocopy the pictures, which was a hefty £1 per colour copy.

But even though at £1 per image they are really amazing looking robots.

So for the run up to the first group meeting I carried out visual research, my favourite image has to be this one though.

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