We propose to create a game that teaches environmental awareness to youth. The game will give players an insight on all the environmental problems that we have. The game will be a tower defense game, players will have control of building energy sources and towers. To power the towers, the player will have to connect an energy source to a tower with a energy pipeline. Every energy source has different attributes that will be used to purify different pollution (enemy). Every stage, players will be put into a scenario and they have to do their best to reach a certain sustainable level appointed to them. They will reach this sustainability level by swapping out different energy sources for more renewable sources and allocating their energy efficiently. Players can potentially spread their new habits to friends. Our goal is to make the dynamics of this game so compelling that the player will not be able to put down the game once they have started. We don’t want to press innovative design with our game, but instead we want to focus on what works based on existing and effective game models. Our next step is to do some specific research on the different environmental problems that are happening to figure out ways to incorporate them into the game. We will then go ahead and look for potential graphics designers to sketch out some attractable and loving characters that will give the player a sense of comfort in the game when looking at the characters. Then we will create some prototypes to be play tested. We will test players that fall within our target audience of 10-16+ year olds to get feedback so we can iteratively improve on our design. We have hopes that once we are finished with this game, it will provide our consumers a fun interactive way to learn about our environment and methods of mitigating our environmental degradation. We want out players to recognize the real world environmental problems in the game, and educate them on solutions that empower them to save the world.
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The game design has not been completed. No one is currently working on the project, but it is not complete.