For this task, I wanted to create pieces of futuristic technology that would be in the medical bay of the prison. I started off by creating a list that had all the possible objects that would be in this medical bay, futuristic or not
I used inspiration from red dwarf and iron man where there are robots that are just a multi-tool arm. I started off by drawing lots of different designs for this, inspired by things such as lamps, the death probes from Star Wars, and microphone stands.
After this was done I then proceeded to develop two of the designs further, creating alternate versions. One of the best things I liked about the first designs was that the main cable that powers the arm is visible, therefore I decided to wrap it around the arm leading up to the grabber.
In reflection to this, I feel like these designs are good however a lot of them are very similar. Never the less they all bring different shapes into the design which allowed me to even combine some of them when developing the designs further.
Since the game we have been tasked with making is going to be a prison simulator I decided to do some research into what prisons look like and what life is like within them.
I started by looking at TV shows that are based are prisons. This included Orange Is The New Black, and Prison Break. In terms of design, it was clear to see that the building is very simple mainly having corridors and repeated rooms as the cells. IN terms of texturing the colours seen are very dull mainly being grey but they also use bright colours to show specific areas of the prison. This would be a stripe the follow the corridor to the destination. The could be a good design to adapt into our video game as it would make it clearly visible to the player about the different locations. The television shows also showed the different social groups in prison and what the overall atmosphere is like. The groups within the prison are split up into where the person is from and is extremely old fashioned as the race would also be a cause for the groups. The people in the groups seem to get along well with each other however are very hostile to the other group and even have rival groups. This could be a good adaptation where the player has to join one of the groups and then disrupt the work that the other group does.
Finally, illegal things still happen in these television shows such as drugs being smuggled and people being stabbed. This could be missions that the player receives where they have to find the hidden drugs and even attack a member of another group.
Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary Jail Cells
For the Game Brief, the group decided that the game we would be creating would be from the prison simulator idea that we came up with.
Our group has lots of different ideas about what we could include in this game, however, the first thing we are going to do is research into already existing prisons including how they are laid out the different groups of people in there and the design of it.
A lot of inspiration for this project can also come from to shows such as orange is the new black as it shows what life is like in the prison. It also gives ideas about what task can be implemented in the game and different ways that allow the player to complete it.