Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Week 5: This week we worked on play testing. During the play testing we discovered some of the game mechanics that were not working. We changed the game objective from collecting points to a start-to-finish game. The updated setup of the game is as follows: 3-6 Players roll the initial die to determine move order. Players can then place there game piece in any of the designated start squares. On the first move of the game, players roll a die to determine the number of squares they move. After moving the player will then answer a trivia question or perform a physical challenge in the designated sport the player is currently in. The difficulty of the question is chosen by the player. If a player answers a question correctly he/she will roll a die a number of times equal to the difficulty level he/she chose (IE: If a player answers a difficulty 3 question they will roll a die 3 times). The player will then move the number of spaces equal to the number of the highest rolled die (IE: If a player rolls a 3, 2, and 5 the player will move 5 spaces since this is the highest of the rolled dice). After this the player's turn is over and it is the next player's turn.

Over thanksgiving break we will finalize the questions and put the finishing aesthetic touches on the game.

Week 4: This week we continued the creation of questions and the assignment of difficulties. We also continued work on the box design along with the design of the logo. We finalized the box design to represent both the logo, board design, and the sports that the trivia is based off of.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Week 3: This week in class we participated in playtesting of the games to test out the game mechanics and to see how everything flows. During the week between classes we continued to work toward the completion of the board as well as a logo.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Week 2: This week we continued to work on the basic development of the game mechanics along with trivia research and work in photoshop on the board design and card design. We finalized that questions will be based on difficulties ranging from 1 to 5 and the difficulty will be chosen by the player.Ryan O continued to research questions and enter them into a spreadsheet using google docs. Ryan T continued to work in photoshop and create the background images that will serve as the base of the board. Pete worked in photoshop to finalize the design for the game cards (an example is seen above). Mike worked to create the game board as well as come up with different game mechanics such as special board squares that will throw twists into the game and challenge the players.

Google Docs Spread Sheet

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Week 1 Today we started our initial work on creating the basic of our Sports Trivia Game. We changed the basic rules to have the game center around moving in a circle around the board by rolling a die. As the player moves around the board he answers question pertaining to different sports and chooses the difficulty of the question he wants. As players answer question they will collect points in order to make it back to the center to enter a final showdown. We spent a portion of the class working in Photoshop attempting to design the basic layout of our game board. We decided to separate the background of the board into fields of the four major sports Basketball, Football, Hockey, and Baseball. Next week we are looking to finish up the board and then move on to creating questions and finalizing the types of questions that will be included into the game.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Welcome to the Sports Trivia Game blog! Here you can find all the info on the Sports Trivia Game. Right now there is not much because the game is a brand new concept. Keep checking for updates.