TOC2 – Week 2 – The Job’s a Game
The video game industry is a $100 billion a year industry, earning roughly twice as much money per year as the film industry. But for some reason, the video game industry is having a rough time getting a real foothold in markets outside of strictly video games.
You have been chosen to put together a water park designed around video game IP.
You may not, however, use any video game IP that has been licensed to a park, or has had a movie made on it. Therefore, you may not use, Nintendo, Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, Lego, Star Wars, Star Trek, etc, etc, etc. The IP that you use needs to have only ever been a video game…or series of video games. Off handed mentions of a video game in a movie don’t count, and for the purposes of this challenge, anything in Ready Play One that fits these guidelines is still fair game since the movie has not been released yet (filmed, yes, released, not yet). You may use multiple IP’s but only if they are from the same developer (not the same publisher, just the same developer). So, for some examples, the baseball game shown at the beginning of Princess Bride is fine to use (since it is only obliquely referenced). You could (if Batman wasn’t made into movies and TV shows) use the Rocksteady Studios’ games thereby giving you Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Knight, and Urban Chaos: Riot Response, but not Arkham Origins, because Origins was made by a different developer. I would say that the games used in Pixel should be okay, since the actual game stories were not really mentioned…although I haven’t seen the movie.
Feel free to make your park as big or as small as you would like, but it would need to be a full day water park with a full collection of rides. Your description will need to show us all of the rides with complete walkthroughs of any that have story elements, as well as any lands, shops, or restaurants that you choose to put in.
And just to make this a bit easier on you, we are going to define video game as any interactive software for amusement that is played on a gaming system of any kind including a computer and/or smart phone. The term “video game” can be very narrowly defined by some people to exclude anything that doesn’t include full video cut scenes (which would therefore mean that Pac-Man is not a video game, but Dragon’s Lair is a video game). We are going to be very loose with our definition here. If you have any questions here, please send a message out to the judges.
15% of your score will be the “fun” factor of your park.
The deadline for your submission is midnight website time on Saturday 6/3/2017.
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