PhD Student | Game Designer / QA

Honours Blog

Pitching the Idea

As part of the Pre-Production module, I had to pitch my honours project concept to Dayna Galloway, Robin Sloan, and Iain Donald for feedback and potential ethics concerns. The lecturers seemed particularly engaged with the concept, with Robin and Dayna taking particular interest in the idea. Aside for the obvious ethics issues outlined in an earlier blog post they stated that I should hopefully not come across any issues when trying to pass my concept by the ethics committee. Robin helped shape my direction for my dissertation by suggesting researching into characters in games and why there is very little representation of older and younger characters in games. The feedback also helped generate further ideas for mechanics that can be implemented to compliment the concept. In all, the experience was positive and the lecturers thought that the scale of the project seemed manageable.