Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

ELUDE: Game Of The Week 2011, Episode 3

The 2011 Game of the Week Podcast 3: ELUDE featuring GAMBIT Studio Manager Rik Eberhardt.

What is the Game of the Week? This is the Game of the Week.

Elude aims to raise awareness for depression and to inform about this dangerous illness. It is specifically intended to be used in a clinical context as part of a psycho-education package to enhance friends' and relatives' understanding of people suffering from depression about what their loved ones are going through.

Modeling what depression feels like by contrasting it with other mood states (normal and happy), Elude portrays depression metaphorically. The various parts of the game-world represent emotional landscapes that correspond to different moods with the gameplay changing according to mood changes. The core gameplay (i.e. "normal mood") happens in a forest filled with "passion" objects that resonate and act as power ups when one calls out to them. Only when infused with passion is it possible to overcome the obstacles on the way to the tree tops, where one reaches "happiness".

PLAY ELUDE ONLINE FOR FREE

Beginning January 31st, 2011...On the Monday of each week, a new video exploring the origins and processes of developing each project will be posted. GAMBIT Audio Director Abe Stein will post a blog each following day of the week, featuring concept art, design documents, and analysis of the highlighted game will be offered for your viewing pleasure!

Video Produced by Generoso Fierro, Edited by Garrett Beazley, Intro Music by Abe Stein, Background music by Sean M. Sinclair.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab

Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab

Category: Education | Updated over 2 years ago

Created
February 04, 2011 09:42
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
12066 times

More from Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab

TenXion Trailer

TenXion Trailer

Added almost 5 years ago | 00:00:51 | 4093 views

Pt. 1: Friday Games @ GAMBIT: A Look Inside Slam Bolt Scrappers

Pt. 1: Friday Games @ GAMBIT: A Loo...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:20:18 | 12201 views

GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episode 11,  Part 3 "Local Engagement Games"

GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episo...

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:21:07 | 13640 views

Paper Prototyping Your Game Episode 1 Part 1

Paper Prototyping Your Game Episode...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:15:52 | 17554 views

The History of The Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab Part 2

The History of The Singapore-MIT GA...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:31:56 | 12304 views

2010 GAMBIT Summer Games Trailer!

2010 GAMBIT Summer Games Trailer!

Added 4 years ago | 00:01:03 | 11235 views