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Content Index
Abstract
Details
Statement of Interest
Thumbnails
User Persona
Competitive Analysis
Site Map
Flow Chart
Wire Frame
Mood Board
Cover Design
Character Design




Abstract
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Crescent Green is a flash-based strategy game, which shows the importance of cherishing the planet that we are living in, by an easy and entertaining way to students and the young generation of society. It is teaching the effects of pollution by two different aspects, which are human being's and elves' (stands for nature). And the mutated monsters stand for the calamity after completely destroying nature. Players will enjoy the story and have fun learning about preserving nature through the fun and easy-to-use game system.

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Details Page
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◆Objective
Human being has been making damages on the Earth for a long time. It makes the recovery system of nature out of work. For giving a healthy planet to live to next generation, people must learn how to protect and cherish the Earth and do it immediately.
The main purpose of Crescent Green is to tell people that human being must be able to find a way for living without hurting the environment instead of becoming extinct. Games are great medias for education. It offers an easy and fun way for learning. For showing the serious subject “Protecting the Earth” lively, game could be a good way, so the idea of this game is born.

Target Audience
The target audience would be 15 to 35 years old people, who include students and young workers, and people who love playing flash games online. And the potential audience would be friends and families of the target audience.

Technological Innovation
The game is a
browser game. It is created by Adobe Flash and embedded in a web page. Browser games have become the new trend of game industry. All Players’ need of playing browser games is a browser with Flash Player and Internet access. They can enjoy games without buying any software.

◆Benefit
The main benefit for people is offering a way to release pressures and have fun. By enjoying the story, they will learn that human are making damage on their own planet as well. Players are allowed to select the difficulty, so they can enjoy the game on their own pace.

◆Platform Required

  • Flash Player 9 or later
  • 1024 * 768 resolution screen with millions colors
  • Internet access
  • Browser: IE, firefox, safari
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Statement of Interest
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I have been playing countless computer and video games since I was a little child. I really enjoy playing them. Some of these games are meaningful and they have inspired me a lot. Thus, I think that games could be a good way for teaching people.People are starting to pay more and more attention to environmental problems. Making people aware about this subject through websites or games is the thing I can do as a new media designer. I think a game would be a better media than a website because it is more attractive and has more interactive elements. People are always willing to learn things by easy and happy way.


To be a professional flash developer is my goal, so making a flash game would be a good practice. It needs the abilities of programming, visual design, story telling, and project planning. They are all important for a flash developer. I must be able to learn what a flash developer needs by creating the game as my final project.

My background is electronic engineering so I have had programming experience for about three years. That makes me believe that I have the ability to write a game code. Besides, I also love drawing and creating fantasy characters. To have strong skills for being a flash developer, I chose Computer Art New Media as my major. I believe that I can bring all my skills into full play on this stage. Creating a game must be challenging, but that is what I really want to pursue.

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Thumbnails
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The concept of defense.

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Figure 2
The concept of attack

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The concept of using skills

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An overall view of the map and options.

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The concepts of the battle area.

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The concepts of the battle area.

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The concepts of the battle area.

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The concepts of the battle area.

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The procedure for adding defensive towers to the map.

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The procedure for attacking the enemy army.

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The screen of conversation.

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The relationship between three main characters.



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User Persona
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Name: Nadeen
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: San Francisco
Education: BA, Sociology
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Cooking
Computer OS: MAC

Q & A

Do you play computer or video games?
Yes.

Why do you play game?
It’s fun. And it’s a different activity.

When do you play game usually?
Weekend and holidays.

What is your favorite game?
Wii fit game and sport game.

Do your friends or families play games?
Yes, my younger brother plays PC game.

Do you play games with them?
Yes.

Have you ever heard browser game?
Yes.

How often do you use computers in a week? How long?
7 days a week. About five hours a day.


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Name: Yasuto
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Location: San Francisco
Education: BA, Graphic Design
Occupation: Student & occupation in printing company
Hobbies: Swimming
Computer OS: MAC

Q & A

Do you play computer or video games?
Yes, I used to play computer game.

Why do you play game?
It’s fun. I enjoyed the amazing graphics and the touching stories.
When do you play game usually?
In my leisure time.

What is your favorite game?
RPG or games with good stories.

Do your friends or families play games?
Yes, some friends of mine.

Do you play games with them?
Yes.

Have you ever heard browser game?
No.

How often do you use computers in a week? How long?
Everyday. About 6 hours a day.


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Name: Vicky Lee
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Location: San Francisco
Education: BA, Mass Communication
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Watching movie, Travel
Computer OS: MAC & PC

Q & A
Do you play computer or video games?
Yes.
Why do you play game?
I believe that life should be wasted on wonderful game time.
When do you play game usually?
I play NDSL for 10 to 30 minutes before sleeping everyday.
What is your favorite game?
RPG, AVG and small flash games.
Do your friends or families play games?
Yes.
Do you play games with them?
No.
Have you ever heard browser game?
Yes.
How often do you use computers in a week? How long?
Everyday. More than ten hours a day usually.



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Competitive Analysis
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I. Elite Forces Defense http://www.kongregate.com/games/Badim/elite-forces-defense
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Pros & Features:
1. There are varieties of types of towers that allow player to collocate.
2. Except building towers, player can control a hero character to attack invading monsters as well.
3. There is a story behind the game.
4. Feature 3D characters and buildings.
5. It offers three different modes with different features and fun.
6. It has map editor.

Cons:
1. It’s too difficult.
2. The upgrade system is confusing sometimes.

Summary:
It’s a unique Tower Defense (TD) game because of the story and hero system. The drag-to –build system is really user friendly, and the features between different towers are clear and unique. However, the game is really too hard, even for experienced TD players. Players may feel frustrated before they are getting to familiar with it.
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II. Protector http://www.kongregate.com/games/undefined/protector
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Pros & Features:
1. Good tutorial for beginners.
2. Complete skill tree system.
3. Big map with varieties of feature stages.
4. The game system will save the progress automatically.
5. Great tower upgrade system.

Cons:
1. The graphics and interface are not really attractive.
2. The pace is a little bit slow.

Summary:
This is a good TD game generally. The skill tree system offers good effects and possibility in the game. The interface is simple and user friendly. But the pace of the game is too slow, and it lacks for variety so player may feel bored after playing it for a while.
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III. Gem Craft http://www.kongregate.com/games/gameinabottle/gemcraft
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Pros & Features:
1. Having a unique gem-combination system.
2. Varied gems with different features provide plenty of attacking types.
3. Player has the ability of controlling the time of incoming monsters.
4. Nice and clean interface and graphics.
5. Magic system provides another way to attack.
6. The game system will save the progress automatically.

Cons:
1. There is no obvious disadvantage in this game.

Summary:
This is a really good feature TD game. The combination system is easy to use, and the variety of the game is wonderful. Player can always find new feature when they play the game again.

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VI. Ultimate Defense http://www.kongregate.com/games/likwidgames/ultimate-defense
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Pros & Features:
1. Cute characters and monsters.
2. Clear interface and good screen-moving system.
3. The feature role-playing concept tower system is special.

Cons:
1. It lacks for variety.
2. The pace is too slow.

Summary:
The graphics and style are attractive and cute, and the self-upgrade tower system is special. However, there is almost no variety of each stage. It will make player bored after finishing two or three stages.
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Feature Matrix
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Site Map
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Flow Chart
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Wire Frame
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Screen Size : 950 * 600
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Cover Design
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Character Design
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RACE: Elf
TYPE: Plant

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