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Currently at the University of Wollongong studying a bachelor of Communications and Media and International Studies.

BCM300 Dossier – Battle of the Gods

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Introduction and Overview

After researching various areas of game types and topics I find interesting, I finally developed a game prototype based around Greek Mythology. This dossier explores how I came to created the different game mechanics and elements in order to give an enjoyable game experience. I decided to design a war and conquest type board game with die and card mechanics that allow each player to be a god conquering the Greek Islands. The game involves chance of the die but also strategy in card collecting and using the cards in battle against your opponent as you attempt to claim all of Greece for your god, either Zeus, Athena, Ares or Poseidon.

Theme and Setting

In developing my game, I decided to go for a war and conquest theme, highly inspired by the 10th best selling game in history, ‘Risk’. This was a game I personally have…

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BCM325 Live-Tweeting

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This is my second blog post with a curation of my live tweets for BCM325. Previously, we looked at my tweets from weeks 1-5 and now we’re back with 6-11! First up we had the 1995 anime film, ‘Ghost in the Shell’

For this film, I found some really interesting articles that related some of the futurist ideas to real life such as this;Screen Shot 2020-06-05 at 2.45.17 PM

And had some great interactions with peers, such as Isaac!Screen Shot 2020-06-05 at 2.59.42 PM

The following week’s film was the 1999 classic, The Matrix. I had never seen this movie but I had heard a lot about it, because of this, I decided not to do too much prior research as I did not want to see any spoilers. However, I was still able to learn about The Matrix comics that were released after the film, and the fourth movie that is set to be released next year.Screen Shot 2020-06-05 at 3.04.08 PMScreen Shot 2020-06-05 at 3.04.20 PM

I was…

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BCM325 Beta Comments

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For BCM325 I have looked at my fellow peers digital artefacts and replied with some feedback and a self evaluation of my own DA.

First up was Nicole Papa. Her DA looked into the future of fashion and where it may lead in terms of VR and AR in the form of Youtube videos. My personal feedback on this was that in order to gain better engagement, make the videos more personal and less informative. This is something I took on myself to test this idea with my own DA and ensure my Tiktok videos were entertaining to gain the viewers attention and then using my blog to expand with more facts. I recommended to Nicole a website on how to make videos more engaging as well as fashion brands that do AR because it was something she covered in her first video, but would be interesting if she went…

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Let’s Live Tweet

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Prior to BCM325, I don’t think I’d ever live tweeted in my life (except maybe during the 7 hour live stream of one direction on 1D Day in 2013 but we don’t talk about that). So coming into class on the first day and being told that’s what we were actually doing was a bit of shock, I guess i should have looked at the subject outline but anyway…

Luckily, I had already, not only seen the first movie Metropolis, but also had done it for English during high school and had an abundance of essays and cursed memories on the film. Because of this, half my tweets consisted of sentences straight out of my essays; Screen Shot 2020-04-16 at 10.32.12 PM.png

and the other half, were simply memes (with only one researched tweet with a linkScreen Shot 2020-04-16 at 10.37.05 PM.png):Screen Shot 2020-04-16 at 10.34.20 PM.png

Due to already having a bunch of information up my sleeve, I found week 1 easy and was…

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A Critical Analysis

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I have been required to watch and then make commentary on three student’s pitches who are also in BCM325, in doing this I have been able to critically analyse my own pitch and make adjustments accordingly.

First up we had Sanjaya, he pitched a DA that would have a series of blogs on the future on meat. Sanjaya in his pitch, tosses up two options of where to take his blogs, either with where meat will be in 5 years, 10 years etc. or meat alternatives. In my comment, I decided to provide him some meat alternatives he could look into if he decides to make any blogs on that. Being vegetarian myself and having tried a variety of options I believed my best commentary would be just simply telling him my personally preference of meat alternatives and recommending he could give them a try and rate them by…

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Becoming Eco-Friendly…

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“Human impact has now grown to the point that it has changed the course of Earth in history by at least many millennia” (Williams et al., 2015, 2016).

I have decided to focus on encouraging more eco-friendly use as my Digital Artefact because it is our responsibility, as habitants on Earth, to do something to save our planet! After researching the easiest ways to be more eco-friendly, I have decided that if I can convey this information in a fun, simple way, hopefully it can catch the attentions of young people who can incorporate the ideas into their everyday life and potentially carry it through the rest of their life!

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