Major Catch Up Time :) Thursday, Apr 7 2011 

Hey Everyone

I’ve just been looking at our site stats, I can’t believe the amount of people who have viewed our blog 🙂 Thank you, it means a lot to us 🙂

Anyways, sorry guys for not updating much over the past couple of weeks, but we have been very very busy. As you would have seen from out last post, we managed to film green screen footage with our wonderful Amy acting as Jinx the Jester. For more photos, check out our flickr account 🙂 The mask is hand made by myself (Nicole) and Amy as well as the scepter which Melina kindly sacrificed her ribbon and her beautiful Christmas decoration which unfortunately suffered a severe accident. At the moment, Amy is working hard on editing the footage and hopefully within a couple of days, we could be updating you with a blooper reel.

Programming is well under way. We have very good news on that front as Melina and Marie-Therese have been working on different parts. Melina, has managed to get the swf files linking to a main flash file 🙂 in other words we have a linking project 🙂 and Marie-Therese has got our second game working 🙂 So all good news so far 🙂

Exhibition Plan is also going to be handed in tomorrow. Pictures will be posted in the next couple of days.

Amy has been working hard on the audio front as well as the previously mentioned editing 🙂

As for me, I have been busy trying to get graphics done. Its slowly but surely getting there and with all assignments due before easter done, I can go full steam ahead 🙂 I’ll also put some images up of what I have done as the layout of carnival town has been finalized 🙂 Also I have started doing light tutorials and am creating textures in illustrator.

Humm, I think thats everything for the moment. I want to thank Marie-Therese for doing the last post and uploading the photos 🙂

Finally like always don’t forget to check our other accounts 🙂

Catch Up for 21st-25th Feb :) Sunday, Feb 27 2011 

Hey guys

Well, here at Sense Spinners we have been very busy working on different parts of the project 🙂

First off, we have finally made a decision about the technology 🙂 It has involved changing the structure of the game but it seems to be for the best in the end. So for the games we have the first game remaining the same except we are thinking of a word search as a way for users to tell us the answer instead of a multiple choice solution. Following on, we now play the third game as the second one except this time they are looking for a box. Finally for our third game, the users will have to figure the combination for the lock (individually) to open the box with the sceptre inside.

So I should probably explain the technology invloved. Well we have order RFID sensor and tags for the third game and for the first two games, we will be having a infrared pen which will also involve a wii remote.

A part from the technology, I’ve been working hard on the graphics as we have deadlines for design. Here’s the images so far. You may notice that some of these could be used as interfaces 🙂

So in the next post, I will insert the poster concepts and the textures used. I just wanted to add, the textures used are from the Total Textures V15- Toon Textures CD 🙂 Don’t forget to check out the twitter page and youtube 🙂

Lots of News :) Friday, Feb 11 2011 

Hey Everyone

Hope your looking forward to the weekend, I know all of us at Sense Spinners are as this will be the first weekend without the script 🙂 Lots of hard work was put into the 119 page document that we submitted on Wednesday 9th Feb. So because we have been talking about this for the past number of weeks and is one of the main reasons why the blog hasn’t been updated as regularly as we would like, we have decided to upload our script here so you can see everything we have planned 🙂

Sense Spinners Script

Dont worry if you can’t download, pictures from the script will be going up in the next couple of posts.

A part from the script we have also been busy getting ready and organized for the filming but at this moment there is a delay with dates for this. However that hasn’t stopped us from ordering the costume. Pictures will be included in the next update.

Also work on graphics will begin this weekend 🙂 well the sketches for graphics will and then hopefully 3d will begin the upcoming days 🙂

I think that’s nearly everything. Don’t forget to check out our accounts which can be seen from the side menu’s on our blog 🙂

Nicole 🙂

Just a quick update Wednesday, Feb 9 2011 

Just a short little post today but thought we would share the news that we have our script finished 😀 Hopefully in the next couple if days we will post a longer update to let you all know what we’ve been up to 🙂

Catch Up time :) Thursday, Jan 27 2011 

Hey

So this post was a little delayed but we have been very busy. As of Tuesday, we handed in our draft script that is at the moment, 91 pages. We knew it would be big, but don’t think we thought it would end up at the number. We had a supervisor meeting with Bride on Tuesday. She has suggested different things to us and it involved a brainstorming session surrounding the games. We have thought of something, but it wont be revealed just yet.

You may remember us talking about doing videos on youtube. Well on Monday, Amy had her flipcam with her so decided to shot some introductions.

It appears that our youtube channel is getting a lot of views 🙂 Woohoo 🙂 We are really happy about this. There is lots more to tell you but we will fill you in later. Don’t forget to check out our other accounts 🙂

Catch Up Time :) Tuesday, Dec 14 2010 

Hey Everyone

Thought it was time to update our blog as it has been a while since our last post 🙂 Unfortunately we have been snowed in the past two weeks and busy studying for exams and starting all our work but this hasn’t stopped us from talking about the project.

To begin, I don’t know if we mentioned this but we have  script to do over Christmas. Well if not, then apologies 🙂 and this is what we have to do

  • A Synopsis
  • our roles
  • Our aims, objectives and desired outcomes
  • target audience
  • site map
  • walk-through of our project
  • game elements
  • the branding, look and feel of the project
  • audio script
  • technology and interactive design
  • project timeline

So as you can see we have had plenty to talk about.  The first thing we did was to split the work between us and talk about what we should be putting into our script. This led to ideas for the games 🙂 which we will fill you in on in a couple of days 🙂

Hope you guys had lots of fun in the snow and our looking forward to Christmas 🙂

Nicole, Amy, Melina and Marie-Therese 🙂

 

What’s Happening 28/11/10 :) Sunday, Nov 28 2010 

Hey Guys

So we’ve been super busy with other assignments, but we have been meeting up and talking about different ideas. We also had our first supervisor meeting with Bride on Thursday 25/11.

On Wednesday we had a group meeting to discuss a variety of ideas. These included changes to how the project will work to the use of a green screen for our jester 🙂 So the idea for how the project will work is to have the 5 players at a sense each, all playing at the same time. One player will describe the object and the remaining will have to find the object through the sense that have.

Also mentioned was a group outing to funderland 🙂 Fingers crossed we do get to do this 🙂 I think that’s everything for our update. Oh yeah, forgot one thing, we now have a youtube account so add us as a friend if your on it. We have no vids uploaded but give us a couple of weeks and we can start recording 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/user/SenseSpinners2010?feature=mhum

Thats all for this weeks updates, remember to check out our twitter page for more updates and links 🙂

What we have been up to :) Friday, Nov 12 2010 

Hey guys

So as you all know, we had our group presentation on Wednesday. All went well and we have been assigned our supervisor 🙂 This is the first of many updates today as well (been serious now, I know we have been experiencing delays so big apologizes for that). So go get a big cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate because I mean it is cold out there and sit back, relax and look forward to all our wonderful updates 🙂

Busy, Busy, Busy :) Saturday, Oct 30 2010 

Hey

I know we were meant to update last week, so hopefully some more posts will be posted over the next couple of days. Anyways on with all the news from this week 🙂

As you can tell from the title of the post, we have had a very busy week. We have been meeting up and talking about a number of ideas. Some of which include changing the theme of our idea from circus to funfairs. After much discussion amongst ourselves, we felt it was better suited for our target audience. With this change, we have been busy getting research done. We are also happy to say that we have being coming up with a number of ideas for our games. Also nearly forgot, we have a narrative that we will be implementing into our game 🙂

Apart from all of this, we are also getting ready for our mock presentations that are taking place on Thursday, ahead of our real one on the 10th November. I think that’s everything for now, fingers crossed we can add more to the blog over the upcoming days but with everything in college, we may suffer a few delays but keep with us and we will get there 🙂 Like always don’t forget to check out our twitter account and feel free to leave comments 🙂

Oh and HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🙂