Quarter 4 Intro to Game Design Reflection

1. The project I am most proud about during this course was definitely the Final GameSalad Game and the infographic about Narrative Games. I really worked hard on both and I really liked my end products for both of these. I really liked talking about different Narrative Games in my infographic which one of my favorite categories of games. I also spent a lot of time on my Game Salad and I enjoyed creating it.

2. My biggest challenge was during the Board Game Design Challenge. I don’t usually play any other board games besides Pictionary and Monopoly. So creating a new board game with the style of risk and creativity was really hard for my group to think of.

3. My goal for next year is to create an even better game from scratch. So instead of building of my game I could create new levels and characters with new boss battles and even better way to implement health.

4. Based on my grades, I would give myself an A-. Because I think I have been consistently understanding the ways in which games are created as well as responding to feedback when it is given. I have also consistently been getting Exceedings for my formatives as well as my reflection after each Game Design Challenge. (GameSalad has been submitted too.)

5. I think I would receive Meeting Expectations on Respect and Responsibility, Self-Motivated learning, and Collaboration. I believe that I have been respectful to my peers and surrounding as well as being responsible for my own learning my working on my time for my Game Design Challenge and others, and working with others efficiently.

Game Salad Game Design Challenge

For my GameSalad game I created a 2D platformer shooter with different levels and a boss battle leading to the end. I found some sprites that I wanted to use for my game such as the main enemy for my game and the main character. I had help creating my game from my peers (Jack and Ali) and the tutorials found on the GameSalad site and Youtube which helped my create shooting bullets, movements, and jumping to make my game more interesting. The main feedback I had received was for the textures and music of the game. Saying that I should add music for each scene thus creating a better vibe and making the blocks for floor more interesting by creating or adding new textures. Which I will definitely do during my final game design challenge.

Board Game Redesign Challenge Reflection (Urf)

For this challenge, we had to create our own board game with our own ideas but with the same aspects that we like to have in other board games. Our group decided to create a strategy game with the goal of world domination. We created our own map and different land masses and create different kinds of card and countries so that people may choose different ways to try and conquer other different countries. Our feedback was mainly about the rules and how it was unclear for those who did not know how to play it. I agree with this feedback because we were not able to create rules that were clear enough for the average new player to read and understand. We decided to have 8 different countries but had 9 different country cards for an extra country. We also decided to create different cards for ways that people can upgrade their countries conquer other countries such as the “Nuke” card or the “Anarchy” card. For our board, we had created 2 different boards or prototypes and ended up with this board which we drew ourselves.

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Card Game Re-Design Challenge Reflection

For the Card Game Re-Design Challenge we created a game that involves making pairs, triplets, and quadruplets until the deck ends.

A thing that went well for the Re-Design was coming up with idea and rules that we wanted. We put together our ideas and made boundaries that were reasonable as well as fair to the player.

If I was to change something it would be making the rules a little but more simpler and more detailed. We could also put more detail into the “Stealing” aspect into our game and say how many cards/tries they are allowed to see in total.

I agree with most of the feedback saying that we need to make the rules more detailed and concise to make the player understand it better. I think we could have improved on making the game more clearer to ourselves to make it easier for others to understand it better.

Infographic Reflection

Personal Reflection

I think that I did well on my research and presentation. But I think that I could have done better on presenting my infographic because I had a couple of moments during my presentation where I did not know what to say. I also think that I could have done a better job of structuring my infographic by trying to tie in all of the parts of it instead of separating each of the questions for a section on the infographic.


Feedback Reflection

I agree with my peers’ feedback in saying that I could have worked better on the design aspect of my text. I could have chosen the color of my text and background for them to complement each other better for example having a lighter color text with a darker background. I also could have worked on making my text more concise and short so the audience can see the overall presentation better without having to read a lot of text.




Thoughts about Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Date: May 22, 2015

1. I think that I share the perspective of Peter. Because I do believe that Jesus was the Messiah. But I have failed him by not doing his teachings in my own life, either because I am to busy or I just forget them. But I believe that even though I have failed him, I can still be able to follow and believe in Jesus as the Messiah.

2. I think that the meaning of his death was so that he could cleanse the world and mankind of all its sins and wrong doings. I believe it was a message from God saying that he still loves us and will never leave our side. And this is strengthened by sending Jesus, his only son, to die and suffer for us. Meaning he will give anything for us and he still loves us with all that he is. I think that the resurrection was to say that even if he is gone from this ear physically, he is still with us in our hearts spiritually. He will never leave us because he loves us. I think that this event is an important one that pushed a lot of people to believe him and by doing that strengthened that connection between God and mankind.


Act 1, Scene 1

The three witches meet on a heath and they conspire to where they shall meet again. They say they will meet with Macbeth after the battle.

Act 1, Scene 2

King Duncan meets a bloodied soldier left in the battlefield. The soldier tells King Duncan about how Macbeth and Banquo are doing in terms of battle, which they are doing tremendously well in. Then, the Thane of Ross meets them and they talk about the battle.

Act 1, Scene 3

Banquo and Macbeth meet the 3 witches and they say the prophecies to Macbeth and Banquo. Then they disappear and the messengers Ross and and Angus meet with them and tell Macbeth that he is Thane of Cawdor. This makes Macbeth and Banquo believe the witches and focus on the bigger prophecy, if Macbeth will be King of Scotland.

Act 1, Scene 4

Ducan meets Banquo and Macbeth and announces that his son Malcolm is now the Prince of Cumberland which means he is the next king. Macbeth is outraged because he believes in what the witches say that he will be King so he will do anything to reach that.

Act 1, Scene 5

Lady Macbeth learns about what happened to Macbeth and the prophecy. She summons her evil spirits to give her power to do what she must to make Macbeth King. Macbeth comes in and is not persuaded by Lady Macbeth to do what they must to King Duncan to become King.

Act 1, Scene 6

King Duncan arrives and talks about the beautiful castle and Banquo says states that it is being haunted. Lady Macbeth is the first to meet them and greets them to bring them inside. King Duncan only wants to meet Macbeth.

Act 1, Scene 7

Macbeth is indecisive if he should keep going with the plan of killed Duncan so he tells his wife that they should no longer do it. Lady Macbeth still persuades Macbeth by calling him a coward and questioning his love to her. Macbeth then changes his mind and decided to kill Duncan.

Act 2, Scene 1

Banquo and his son are seen walking in the courtyard and Banquo is thinking about the witches. He asks Macbeth, when he comes, about the prophecy and how he feels about it. Macbeth tell him that he does not thinking of it and Banquo leaves. Macbeth then talks to himself about what he is about to do, which is kill King Duncan.

Act 2, Scene 2

Lady Macbeth has ringed the bell and so Macbeth goes into Duncan’s room to kill him. Macbeth comes back out with the daggers and bloody hands talking about what he has done, he is know in disbelief of what he has done. Lady Macbeth then tells him to put the daggers back to the guards but Macbeth refuses causing Lady Macbeth to do it herself. She comes back out with bloody hand and the daggers put back with the guards.

Act 2, Scene 3

Macduff and Lennox arrive at the castle to meet King Duncan and Macbeth meets them with the Porter. Macbeth goes into the chamber to see that Duncan has been murdered. Macbeth and Lennox go in and Macbeth kills the guards saying that his passion of seeing the King’s killers was what was driving him to kill them. Malcolm and Donalbain then agree to run to England and Ireland to make their lives safer.

Act 2, Scene 4

Macbeth has now been crowed king and Donalbain and Malcolm have run away making them suspects of their father’s murder.

Act 3, Scene 1

Macbeth has been crowned and is thinking about Banquo’s connection with the witches. Macbeth then asks for 2 men at the gate to kill Banquo and Fleance while they ride in the afternoon. He persuades them into thinking Banquo is the enemy.

Act 3, Scene 2

Lady Macbeth and Macbeth angry that they are feeling bad about killing Duncan and taking his throne. And Macbeth is saying that he wants to kill Banquo and Fleance.

Act 3, Scene 3

A third murderer is hired by Macbeth to kill Banquo, Fleance and the 2 murderers after the deed is done. They kill Banquo but Fleance flees as his father screams and the third murderer kills the other 2 murderers.

Act 3, Scene 4

Macbeth finds out that Banquo is dead but Fleance has run away. He has 2 hallucinations about Banquo on the dinner table this causes the guests to run off by Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth then says that he needs to sleep it off. Macbeth then says that he will meet the 3 Weird Witches again to see if he will keep what he has.

Act 3, Scene 5

He meets the witches end they give him 2 more prophecies. 1. Beware of MacDuff 2. Don’t be afraid of anyone born from a woman 3. You will be good until the Dunsinane Woods go to Dunsinane Hills. Then the witches leave.

Act 3, Scene 6

2 Lords meet to discuss the weird coincidences that happened to make Macbeth King. So the 2 lords plan to tell Macduff that it was Macbeth who killed Duncan and Banquo.

Act 4, scene 1

Macbeth is told Macduff has fled to England. So Macbeth plans on killing everyone in Macduff’s family.

Act 4, Scene 2

Lady Macduff was talking to Ross about how Macduff has gone to England and was told by a messenger that there is danger to kill her but she hesitates saying she has done no harm. This causes the murders to have time to capture Lady Macduff and kill everyone in the castle who are then killed by the murderers.

Act 4, Scene 3

Macduff arrives and Malcolm tests his trust with his army and passes. Ross comes and delivers the news of Macduff”s family’s death. So the prepare them selves for battle with anger with them.

Act 5, Scene 1

A doctor witnesses Lady Macbeth sleep walk. As she sleep walks she reveals all of the murderers she has helped with, Duncan, Banquo, and Lady Macduff. The doctor says its not curable and she does not need a physician.

Act 5, Scene 2

Scottish rebels are waiting for Malcolm’s army and they hear that Macbeth is held up at his castle. So they are ready to attack Macbeth.

Act 5, Scene 3

Macbeth is angry and telling to himself that he will be okay until the forest goes to Dunsinane. He is rude to his generals telling them to not fear about the army of Malcolm. The doctor comes and says Lady Macbeth has to take care of herself and Macbeth is angered.

Act 5, Scene 4

The army arrives at Birnam Woods and Malcolm orders the men to cut branches to disguise them selves and trees.  Which signals Macbeth’s death.

Act 5, Scene 5

Macbeth finds Lady Macbeth suicided and is wondering what he will do now.  A messenger comes and says the woods are moving so Macbeth says he will die valiantly.

Act 5, Scene 6

Malcolm’s army gathers and they throw down their leafy camouflage.

Act 5, Scene 7

Macbeth meets a young man and fights with him. Macbeth kills the man and says he can still win without a man born not from a woman.

Act 5, Scene 8

Macduff fights Macbeth without shields and Malcolm and the rest of the army go into the castle and find out that Siward’s son has died and Macduff is missing. Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm is crowned king but Fleance like the prophecy says, will become king.

Prejudice Reflection

During the in-class presentations I learnt that prejudice, racism, stereotypes, and identity are all connected. And identity is what determines the prejudice that is done to you. Because your race or physical appearance is what is used against you.

Comparing the word and presentation, in the word web I saw almost no connection between the words but after the presentation I know have an understanding of how all 4 words connect to each other. And during the word web I did not know what prejudice meant but now I am able to understand what the word prejudice means.

1. Race shapes the way we see others and ourselves by the acts of one person of that certain race. And that person shapes the way we or others see of that race, such as if a white person is seen eating a lot we might assume that all white people are fat (not true).

2. Our ideas of a certain race may affect how we act against whether it be from fear or stereotypes. In the Dyer worksheet we see that Dyer’s ideas to the colored community affect the way he treated them. Such as making racist jokes, or yelling insults to the colored community in his car.