So i realised that my previous story was… Boring. I have decided to revise the story a little, more like finish the previous one as it was unfinished.
So the story that I have so far is: A village, plunged into darkness and poverty by a corrupt leader and one person has gone off to the temple of the gods in the mountain to recover an item that will help them to free their village. (In a nutshell)
To make this story a little better and linked more to stargate, i have decided that the village is not lead by a corrupt earl, but are actually tormented by a group of aliens that visit once or twice a year to take people as slaves and stop them from becoming too powerful and fighting back and to show their superiority.
There is a legend that if someone is strong enough to climb the mountain and smart enough to decipher the code written on the wall, they would be met by the gods and receive what they seek.
The earl of the village has asked for a volunteer in seeking the truth behind this legend. Straight away his daughter volunteered, but the earl dismissed her aid as he didn’t think that she had the ability to complete the challenge. Knowing that there was little time before the aliens came back and that everyone was too scared to embark on such a quest, she leaves without the blessing of her father and the fate of the villages future resting firmly on her shoulders.
Today in our Wednesday morning Creative Futures session we have been introduced to the idea of Storyboarding and being able to communicate, through images, a story or timeline of events effectively. We started off by talking how this technique has been used for hundreds of years in art and paintings to tell stories, this can even be linked to Egyptians and even Cavemen using images to communicate events or leaving stories of peoples lives, so that anyone can look at it and see what they had accomplished or done during the time.
We then moved on to speak about how storyboarding has been used in developing movies and games, in a game you can show, through a storyboard, the events of a fight and camera angles or player movement through the scene, or show a scene in different camera angles.
We was tasked with creating our own story board for a scene in our game, this was my outcome
I have since re-worked my whole project idea and i will be posting my updates soon.
A Viking village or small town a few miles away from the base of the mountain, lead by an earl who has been given this title due to it being passed down in his family name.
This earl is a Tyrant and is driving the village or town into poverty with tax, people are dying due to starvation and exposure, the earl could help ease these peoples suffering by demanding less and stop forcing people to worshiping him simply because of this ceremonial item which he believes hold divine power.
His family name earned this title by his great great grandfather embarking on a dangerous journey through the mountain valley to visit the temple of the gods and recover the artefact of the gods. On this quest the adventurer must face their worst fears and follow the path to enlightenment. Legend has it that this man held the power from the gods and it corrupted him.
Once at the end of the journey the adventurer must place his hand upon the alter contained within the temple and utter the phrase written on the wall. Once the phrase has been spoken the room will light up and the player will be transported to speak to the gods and if the gods deem them worthy they will be presented with an item that is ceremonial and will symbolise that the gods have spoken and this person has been deemed worthy to lead. This item will only work for the person who made the journey and completed the quest.
When and adventurer returns from his quest he has the most amazing stories to tell about the gods being mighty warriors and that the item that was bestowed on him gives him the power to defend his village and rule the land. This item is actually a test from the gods to see if it will corrupt the wielder or if he will help better his people and bring them all closer to enlightenment.
(This is just the making of my story, it is not yet finished)
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