Individual Game Design: Initial Ideas

The week seven class brainstorm was an interesting exercise and I generated more solid ideas than I imagined I could come up with in ten minutes. Despite this, I’ve decided to remain with my initial plan to combine my game with my artefact for BCM325: Future Cultures, based on the Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) game […]

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My Contribution to the Group Game Project

Our final blueprint, The Balancing Act, was very much a collaborative effort between Ashleigh, Zoe, Bec and myself. Although our group dynamic was great, in retrospect this fairly simple game could have been designed with a smaller group. The four of us found it difficult to ensure each person felt they were contributing enough. Although we […]

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Gamifying the Work/Life Balance

The Concept Game design is an art you don’t truly appreciate nor consider until you attempt it. Ashleigh, Bec, Zoe and myself had been brainstorming ludicrous narratives at random in an attempt to create a unique game. During our conversation, the struggle of maintaining decent grades, working and sustaining some sort of social life arose […]

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Untangling the Strings of I Ching

  I engaged in a legitimate I Ching spiritual reading two weeks ago, in the confines of my bedroom – via app. It didn’t phase me at all. I’m what Mark Prensky would describe as a “digital native“; I circumnavigate the corners of the globe via technology, as effortlessly as I breathe, without conscious consideration. […]

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I Ching (我清) for iPhone*

I’ve been searching for meaning for as long as I can remember. Past ventures include experimenting with tarot cards, astrology, palm reading, numerology and visiting a psychic. Given this, it makes perfect sense to me to explore a topic I am passionate about, but in a different culture. For this assessment I will be focusing […]

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The Resurrection Stone is a Lure to Death

Did sinister Death plan this all along? Did he design the stone to lure the Cadmus to death under the guise of a magical object that would bring his dead lover back to life?

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Literature Review: Tabooed Topics in Narrative

“What happens when the story involves suicide, murder, crime, war, death, incest or rape? What if these were part of our family stories? And as writers, what do we ‘do’ with these difficult memories?” (Guntarik et. al 2015)

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Autoethnography and the Power of Stories

  “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath lived a short life decorated with vibrant but dark emotions, before she succeeded in her second attempt at suicide. Her later pieces, written from a freezing cold flat in London, often between 1am and 4am whilst her young children […]

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I have a (Black and White) Dream

The year was 1956. It was a warm Friday night in the coastal town of Cronulla and the Goddard family (who consisted of my grandmother, Sue, her younger sister, Kathy, and their parents, Ethel and Tom) were crossing their front lawn to join their neighbours, the Telfers, to watch television. Resources were scarce and the family could not purchase […]

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