Serious game design
February - March 2020 Schoolproject (8 weeks), game prototype
Client: Ethics institute Utrecht University
This project started with questions/a broad theme from our client: What will be the role of science in the future? What are the ethical aspects of upcoming technologies?
This project started with a one week game jam (5 full days). The result of this gamejam was a first prototype made in Ren'py. We then had 7 more weeks to expand on this prototype.
Bodymodshop is a game set in the future. The player owns a shop that sells body modifications and biohacks. The player needs speak with costumers about what they want and then decide if they will help. When a day is done the news plays. The news shows the player the consequences of their decision and gives some insight into the story world.
For this project the game design was mostly done as a team in the first week. I made the Ren'py prototype during the gamejam that you can find at the end of this page. I wrote all the dialogue for this game.
Gameloop from the player perspective (I'm sorry it is in Dutch)Illustrations by Cindy van Minnen en Marit de Lange
Playtest with the Ren'py prototype
Screenshot from the game