For this weeks story development we had to do an individual task as well as a group task for creating a synopsis. We completed a quiz based on guessing what the book, game or film was based on the synopsis. As a group we then had to break down the synopsis to their basics.
Bio shock Synopsis:
The synopsis that we worked on was Bio Shock, I got from this that it started off with a basic outline of what was going on, the character was being hunted by two different factions, one being mutated citizens and the other being powerful forces, it then tells you where it is, a mysterious world called rapture so you know what type of genre it is also.
Age Of Napoleon Individual Synopsis
“Caught up in a campaign of destruction and carnage lead by an infamous dictator and his formidable army. Europe Falls.
With unlimited power and the greatest minds, Napoleon believes he is supreme. With nothing but determination to survive an a stolen piece of the Tesseract, can you destroy the dynasty?”
Age Of Napoleon Group Synopsis
“The year is 1843, England is on its last legs. Napoleon and his army which are fuelled by the ancient power of the Tesseract, has made their mark on Europe and is attempting to re-write history.
A small band of rebels in the heart of Canterbury believe they may be onto something by infusing humans with raw Tesseract power.
After waking up in a cold bunker you once called home to the resistance you realise that the experiment went horrendously wrong and everyone has gone.
With Great Britain being invaded you can either fight to protect everything the resistance stood for or fight for your own survival.
Which path will you choose?”
Week 4 – Environmental Story
Outside the bunker Napoleon is attacking and waging war on the rebels within Canterbury, the rebels are fighting back where they can within reasons to taking control of supplies through the tunnels underneath the Cathedral and within the bunker the scientist and medic are planning to create a Super Soldier to help fight Napoleon but the experiment goes horribly wrong and the test subject is horribly mutated and wipes out everyone in the bunker and is trapped there.
Week 5 – Player Story
The character that is in the game came to be in the bunker years after it had been “deserted”, they are part of the rebel alliance or whats left of it, there looking for supplies but soon things turn nasty as they piece together what actually happened to the rebels that were occupying the bunker. They fit in with my room by looking for supplies such as medicine etc and then hear the audio logs, there is no direct correlation between the person who is investigating the bunker except that they are looking to see what happened. curiosity mainly.
I feel that the opening sentence of my individual synopsis it was short and powerful. I was not impressed with my second paragraph though, it felt like it lacked impact so when we came back together to work as a group and listen to the rest of the groups synopsis’s we agreed that some were stronger and contained the right amount of information to still be intriguing. we ended up using the synopsis’s of two different people and taking different parts and putting them together to make the synopsis that is written above.
I feel like some of the wording should be changed and I did change one or two words band of resistance to band of rebels and added which to the sentence of Napoleon and his army.