One of the three Outstanding Freshman students in her freshman class, Maddison Manente is currently a Sophomore Communications Design student at Prattmwp with a concentration in Illustration. Maddison enjoys creating stories and expressing them in a variety of media, from illustration, to animation, to interactive game design. She is a self-driven individual who likes to surround herself with creative people who are willing to work together to achieve a common goal.
Game Idea 1: an interactable world-> be able to complete a specific easy task (ex. Pick up and collect items before a time limit.) Maybe the second time you play the characters somehow remember you playing?
Game Idea 2: an imagination land/ dreamland with characters from the player’s character’s daydreams who have a mental block in their village
-> The mental block is a literal wall and no one wants it there.
-> The mental block is a problem/disagreement between the townspeople (cognitive dissonance)
Game Idea 3: A place or town that you need to light up, or wake up (ex. Feed the fire, turn on the light, etc.)
-> the town is in darkness because the sun doesn’t work?
-> someone is sleeping and needs to wake up? (perhaps the character is the one sleeping and is trying to wake themselves up?)
Game Idea 4: A place or town that you need to add color to with specific colors. ( would require mixing primary colors to make secondary colors) There are many sad people and things in this town because they are colorless or something else is colorless.
-> the town isn’t colorful because the mayor banned bright color or paint in general?(kind of like burger meister meister burger except he hates color)
-> the town isn’t colorful because a color bandit stole all the color for some reason?
***Game Idea 5 (I think I’m going to do this idea): A game with a Simon Says aspect where instructions appear for a short amount of time and you need to execute them, but instead of clicking on regular colors you are clicking on ingredients to make potions?
-> you are making potions because you are a wizard/witch
*** -> you are making potions because you are a wizard/witch’s apprentice and the wizard/witch is busy (a) helping you (b) helping someone else or (c) sleeping or out of their shop ( if c you could be sneaking around and making potions even though you don’t have permission)
My side hustle is to create a point and click game or exploratory experience for the web. Here’s a portion of the inspiration I’ve gathered for the game, specifically other games that are inspiring to me. I have yet to play #2 and #5 but I was inspired by their concept art. The rest I have played and enjoyed. #1 and #2 are most relevant to the type of game or experience I’d like to create. Like I said, this is only a portion of the inspiration I have gathered, as there are many elements in my project including character design and environment design, as well as the game play/story. For more inspiration that I’ve gathered check out the Pinterest boards I’ve made at https://www.pinterest.com/maddisonmanente/. I’ll be adding more to them in the future.