Help A Buddy - Design Buddies Game Jame

Help a Buddy - Design Buddies Game Jam 2020

Platform

PC & Mac Application / Web Browser

Tools

RPG Paper Maker, Photoshop, Pixilart.com, Premiere Pro, Google Docs & Drive, Figma, Notion

SCOPE

1 Week

ROLES

Jason D - Narrative Design, Environment Design, Game Trailer
Kyle T - Programming, Environment Design
Wendy C - World Map, UI Concepts, Environment Design
Emmanuel O - Tutorial / Onboarding
Katie M - Character Art / Persona

OVERVIEW

Help a Buddy is a video game concept created during the Design Buddies Game Jam. The game focuses on the player performing volunteer tasks for elderly citizens around the city. The elderly citizens are confined to their homes, during a Covid-19 outbreak. Completing tasks results in volunteer hours, that go towards graduation.

Help a Buddy - Laptop

Game Jam Honorary – Most Wholesome Game

The Challenge

Design Buddies Game Jam

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The Solution

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Research & Process

Narrative Design

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RPG Paper Maker
Game Engine

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons from Nintendo
Comparative Analysis

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Earthbound by Nintendo
Tearaway from Media Molecule
Visual Design

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Journey Mapping

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Personas

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Game Trailer

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Conclusion

Design Buddies Demo Day

Key Takeaways

Game Development Pipeline – 

Time Zone Challenges –

Game Prototype 

Results

Our game submission for the Design Buddies Game Jam