Conceptual Development

Interactive Media BU

Meet the Characters

I got my new chess set yesterday, let’s meet our characters 🙂

*Justice

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-Good King Godspeed: He is the ruler of Justainia and the defeater of Dosjer. King godspeed was the most admired King throughout the Kingdom and led his knights into battle against King Dosjer.

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-Good Queen Daphne: Daphne is the twin sister of Tara. With King Godspeed falling on love with her Tara decides to have her killed. daphne finds out of the plot and warns her husband that King Dosjer is planning a war against their Kingdom.

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-Bishop Jean Jacques: He is King Godspeeds Wizard and closest confidant. He is the one who casts a spell over Dosjer and Merlock sending them to the underworld when they invade Justainia.

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-Knights: King Godspeeds famed warriors known for their courage and bravery.

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-Rook Good Kingdom of Justainia: Justainia is known for its prosperity and its fair treatment of its subjects. Many people flock towards Justainia in hope of a better life.

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-Pawn, Good Soldier:- sworn soldiers to protect the kingdom against all enemies.

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*Evil:

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-Evil King Dosjer: Once the ruler of Latium, King Dosjer became jealous of King Godspeed and decided to go to war with him. He was defeated and was banished to the underworld for eternity with the rest of his kingdom.

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-Evil Queen Tara: Tara is the twin sister of daphne. She was deeply in love with Godspeed but he was in love with Daphne. She decided to marry King Dosjer and fueled by her jealousy for her sister she ided in the plot against the Good King.

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-Bishop, Wizard Merlock: With the promise of fame and fortune, Merlock is recruited in the underworld. He is very knowledgeable in the black arts, he comes from a family who made a pack with devil in order to obtain their evil powers.

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-Knight Gargoyle: The gargoyle is meant for protection against evil spirits placed on corners of buildings but in the wrong hands these gargoyles come to life at night and create havoc on unsuspecting people.

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-Rook, Evil Kingdom of Latium: Latium once a symbol of prosperity is now a barren wasteland. With the battle between Justice and Evil Latium became the Kingdom of evil beings and wrong doers.

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-Pawn, Evil Soldier: From the darkest places in the underworld, these are King Dosjers hired conscripts who don’t mind who they fight for as long aas they are paid.

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July 27, 2006 Posted by | Master Project | 1 Comment

pulp fiction: non-linear way of story telling

Ezekiel 25:17
“The path of the rightous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and justice shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truely his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children and I will strike down upon thee with great vengence and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brother and you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”

When Winnfield repeated his words at the end, i began feeling interested in this cool man, he was experiencing such tough situation and he could use his smart and calm to slove those problems. I really appreciate Samuel L.Jackson’s acting, he made this cool, calm, efficient man. Although i don’t understand the words clearly, i liked this character.

Cause their speaking speed are a bit fast, and the plot is non-linear, i don’t understand so clearly at the first time. So i had watched the moive twice, it was so wonderful, all the characters are just….too cool!! Now i gonna say something about the movie that i can apply to my project.

Actually, this movie is telling story of several characters, but they are connected to each other (more or less), each one experienced differently, separately, they don’t know each other, but they came to one point at the end, a robbery in restaurant. Taking drugs, killing people, transmitting money, all these little story made up the story point–pulp ! The story is non-linear, but every part is narrative, that’s key point of this movie.

As for my project, i am telling a chess war story, can i try to follow this way? I also have characters: kings, queens, knights, pawns… i can tell their stories separately, but also they are part of the whole war story. Dividing the war into 3 or 4 parts, beginning, middle game, ending? Then show it in non-linear way, letting users choosing which part they want to see first, letting users choosing which characters they want to know first.

That’ what i got from watching the movie, which might be useful…

July 24, 2006 Posted by | Master Project | 1 Comment

Get my chess set!

Today i made an important decision, i bought a new chess set for my project!

Actually i wanted to do it several days before, the reason i wanted to buy is, those chess pieces are like human being, they are characters, they are more lively which means it is easier to tell story about ‘them’. But it is expensive, so i didn’t make up my mind at the beginning, after several day trying to draw chess characters and pictures, i must admit i fail to do in this way. So, lastly, i had to buy this chess set as my models. Now i am waiting for my models, looking forward to taking pictures of them.

What’s more, i discovered a story for this chess set, the chess set is called Justice vs Evil, there is a story behind it. The story of Justice vs Evil. This battle is between Good King Godspeed of Justainia and Evil King Dosjer.

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July 20, 2006 Posted by | Master Project | 3 Comments

Idea, idea, idea…

Last week i drew some storyboards of my project, but then this week, when i want to draw these in the computer screen, it becomes difficult, then, my question is, the idea is good, but how can i achieve that?

I just keep sitting in front of my computer, drawing rubbish one after another. Looking through the pictures via Internet, try to find something useful. Here i found some pictures that are similar to the picture in my mind.

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First one is 3D picture, a King and a castle, they are live ‘chess’, actually they are characters, so the story can go on like this way, live chess characters, king, queen, bishop…battle,..war..meeting…talking..

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Second one is a castle model, some pawns are guarding there, it made me think about building some castle models like this, then i put my chess in model castles, put them in the environment i create, take many pictures, and then tell story!

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Third one, chess graphic, like cartoon, no, i don’t think i will make it this way, i don’t know drawing. Forget about this…

Where i am going??? God help me !!!
 

July 16, 2006 Posted by | Master Project | Leave a comment

Lovely chess :)

Just post some lovely pictures of chess pieces and boards:

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July 15, 2006 Posted by | Master Project | Leave a comment