topical media & game development
example(s) -- pizza boy
Did you like to go to a theatre play, when you were sixteen?
Peter van Kessel, one of the speakers in our visual design
develeped a game pizza boy
the resistance of secondary school students
The game, developed by Peter's agency
introduced elements of the theatre play in a game setting.
The player must deliver pizzas, riding a scooter, and
finds him/herself in a situations where he/she
must enact a role or perform some actions, related to the theatre
Visiting the theatre, there is a MIDI-enabled scooter
with which the students
can play the game, in preparation
for the actual play (image on the right in the figure above).
Peter reported that the game did indeed help
to overcome the scepticism these yougsters had with theatre.
The game was implemented by
the Little Chicken Game Company,
It was available for download at the website of
the governmental department that initiated
the development of the game,
but became such a huge success, also with
other people than the original target group,
that it had to be taken offline.
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