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Nicolas H Final Project

Creating a Board Game

This subject will use the essence of game design and conceptualizing to create a compelling and emotional story. The end point is to drive that story through a line strong enough to capture people to pursue a certain idea or journey. At the end, the goal is to create a strong and emotional storyline and to explore, graphics, branding, character conceptualization, programming languages, and technologies to create a game, based on a mythological story of a well-known culture.

Is also important to look at some precedents in the game and movie spectrum. Companies such as Thatgamecompany’s concepts are developing are trying to create different and compelling stories like Journey and the coming soon Sky; These games using social interactions inside of the stories using different communications techniques to help each other integrated into the gameplay. Telltale Videogames is also using storytelling trying to create twist and strong stories using comics, TV series and books.

One of the main source of inspiration for the visual game and interaction is the books of death and the sun in The Mummy filmographic saga especially the key puzzle when opening the book. Also, the well-known Jumanji game board and the “magical” way that the gameplay is revolve around the movie itself.

Egypt: A tale of Light, is a role-playing board game focused on the creation of the universe by using ancient stories and cultural facts to teach backgrounds, languages and stories about and antique culture; Balancing the fact of using games as an educational medium and the story and interaction of the audience.

The storyline will revolve around the mythological story of creation in Egyptian culture specifically, the Heliopolitan creation myth. The game storyline starts as the beginning of the mythical tale where “Masses of turbid waters covered by absolute darkness, a darkness that was not the night, because it had not yet been created, was the infinite ocean known by the Egyptians as the primordial ocean Nun, which contained all the elements of the cosmos.”

Link to the Complete process


Laser Cut Wood, Neodymium Disc Magnets, Cooper Tape, Arduino Uno, Servo, SMD Leds

Game demo Game demo2


Week #5 Assignment

Playing with paper

This week i wanted to explore the craft or making paper figures, more than origami, is focusing more on paper engineering and how you can create a form fro different sections and the overall paper shape. As an inspiration I used my little dog.


Week #2 Assignment

Alice in wonderland and characters are always being intriguing and fascinating to illustrate and to bring into a project. For this assignment I took a passage from Lewis Carroll’s book.

“Alice waited a little, half expecting to see it again, but it did not appear, and after a minute or two she walked on in the direction in which the March Hare was said to live. `I’ve seen hatters before,’ she said to herself; `the March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won’t be raving mad–at least not so mad as it was in March.’ As she said this, she looked up, and there was the Cat again, sitting on a branch of a tree.” – Lewis Carroll.

Around this passage i creates both the illustration and the circuit for the assignment.