This session was on 15th April 2021

In this session, we started by looking at snakes and ladders. Then sir talked about different types of card games like Uno, Rummy, 21, WWE playing cards, etc.

This session was on 9th April 2021

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This session was on 8th April 2021

Today was another project progress review session. We had worked on the choice tree for our card game. The story had also been developed further. The game objectives were clear, and we had implemented one of them in the story successfully.

This session was on 1st April, 2021

The year is 1274 CE on the island of Tsushima. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades, wreaking havoc and conquering Tsushima, defeating nearly all samurai stationed on Tsushima Island. As one of the last surviving samurai, Jin Sakai rises from the ashes to fight back with help from his allies, but the honorable tactics and code of the samurai won’t lead to a possible victory over the Mongols. …

This session was on 26th March, 2021

In the first half of the class, we discussed things about sir’s past life, his experience at Pearl, ex-girlfriends, etc. Then sir told us to watch this trending song named ‘Enjoy Enjaami’, which was by A.R. Rahman’s studio.

I found it to be interesting, and upon further reading, I came to know that this song was based on the stories that the singer’s grandmother used to tell him as a child. Also, this song’s production quality was top notch.

After all this, we all discussed our progress in our projects. I had…

This session was on 25th March, 2021

In today’s session, all the teams were going to discuss their progress on the either/or card games. However, the previous weekend, we sent sir a short 4 minute update. We basically revisited the material talked about in the course previously for direction. We concluded that our game would be somewhere between World Factory and Black Mirror Bandersnatch, as World factory was strongly focused on choices, and Bandersnatch was focused on narrative. We imagined our card game to have both, a strong narrative and choice based outcomes.

This session was on 19th march, 2021

After our previous discussion, the direction of the project had shifted towards chicken, majorly their breeds/ how poultry industry automation and modification has affected chickens.

This session was on 18th March, 2021

Alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, you soon discover the looming mountaintop is your goal. The passage will not be easy but this experience of a lifetime will help you discover who you are, what this place is, as you arrive at your purpose.

This session was on 12th March 2021

In this session, sir streamed the game ‘Detroit Become Human’, a 2018 adventure game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

The concept of this game was based around choices. The choices that the players make for their characters would determine the path for them in their stories. Although this is an interesting concept, many a times, I realized that rather than choosing what we might really choose, we tend to choose other choices just to see what would happen in such a scenario. This also means that a player’s…

This session was on 26th Feb 2021

In this session, we discussed some games other than mainstream games. Although felt like indie games, most of them were developed by a studio named ‘thatgamecompany’.

‘Bound’, a PS4 exclusive which released in 2016, was a game in which the player controls a princess as she navigates different dangers throughout the game. The trailer had a weird vibe, with eerie shapes and colors, providing a unique visual theme. …

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