Thursday, 15 January 2015

@Alan Adaptation (B): Ideas for 'Source'

Adaptation (B)
Ideas for 'Source'

Since my tutorial on Tuesday, I have looked into other ideas that could spark a character for a game environment. Any feedback would be highly appreciated!

Books & Short Stories:

  • Phantom Tollbooth
  • Peter Pan
  • The Hare & The Tortoise
  • The Cunning Fox & The Clever Stork
  • Goldilocks & The Three Bears
  • Jack & The Beanstalk


  • Three Blind Mice
  • Hey, Diddle, Diddle
  • The Hummingbird


  • A child's invisible friend
  • A child's dream
  • A child's 'hero'
  • An Emotion/Energy

My Favorite Ideas

I like the idea of either adapting the characters Peter Pan, Goldilocks or Jack from the books; The Hummingbird from it's poem or a child's invisible friend. I would take one of these characters into a more serious manner than they are already portrayed; and change their whole persona to make a hero/heroine based game's character. Overall, 'The Hummingbird' poem stood out for me, it is very descriptive and very bold; and in my own opinion could evoke quite a unique character to create a game from.

'The Hummingbird'

Yes, I am small, but can you move like me?
Can you fly backwards and hum like a bee?
Now you can see me! I've stopped for a while.
How you admire me. See how you smile.

Pay close attention! Don't even blink!
Look at my colours. What do you think?
I hover just briefly to suck up sweet nectar.
I guess you could say I'm a nectar collector.

Aviation designers have learned a few things.
From watching me fly, and my light perfect wings.
You may think I'm cocky or too confident.
But sit and observe. It will be time well spent.

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