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Week 3

Focussed on making sure I had the necessary foundation to facilitate future work.

After getting the fundamentals sorted, I focussed on getting the blog set up and working, which took more time than I had hoped, having never made or used blogging software of any kind. But I managed to get the post and work sorted before the Designated deadline.

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The 1st Week

This time was focussed on researching, idea generation, and user feedback.

I started by trying to understand the game more and its features, researching player opinions and simple gameplay. I did this by asking the opinions of people who have played the game themselves (as I didn’t have access to the game myself), and by using simple video gameplay guides on YouTube as a reference.

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Creating the Grid

I decided to create this grid around the second week since the concept behind the mechanic is based on the player being able to use a grid to designate their desired formations, making the grid a necessity.

I struggled at first until I found the grid tool in adobe illustrator which allowed me to create a good example easily.

When I had the shape done I highlighted the outline to make it more presentable. This will make it easier to present it to players and clients.

The last step was to add a shaded rectangle behind it to add more contrasting colours to further emphasize the grid.

This is just a draft for the grid, it will suffice as a representation though I will probably be redesigned and scaled to fit multiple situations. It will also need multiple versions to fit larger and smaller grid numbers.

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First Three Weeks

I have devoted these past few weeks towards the necessary research and preparation needed to establish the projects foundation.

After doing some research on historical battle formations and the games battle features (such as ui and controls) I have a solid idea of my proposal and have organised my environment to better facilitate future work.With my preparation complete I now have a simple grid graphic to represent what the player will be using to assign troop location.