During the 3rd semester on the IT University, we were tasked with reviewing different aspects of games, this one being the play (or community) aspect in Portal by Valve Corporation.
Spy is an addon for World of Warcraft, based on RaidTalents that was made on a whim while doing player vs. player one day. I had recently experienced the C’thun fight and thought that the whispers were pretty cool. So I decided to make an addon that, if a player had it, would accept another player to activate sound clips. It may or may not work with the latest World of Warcraft patch.
During the third semester at the IT University I had a course on experimental game play, where we were to design and implement games based around different design challenges. My areas of involvement included design and quality assurance, as well as doing research for Monkeat 3’s political topics.
Monkeat 3 – Presidential Deb’Ape ’08 is a debating game with characters based on the candidates of the 2008 US presidential election. The goal of the game is to promote awareness of the candidate’s different political views and standpoints. It is a two player game. The design challenge was to: “design and implement a persuasive game on a ‘serious’ topic”.