When i first heard of playing 4 keeps i was excited to go because i always wanted to make my own game ever since 6th grade. When i started playing kingdom hearts i always liked the way characters looked like and how the story`1
Basically what I was thinking was that since we were doing a topic of Hurricane Katrina and the War, I thought of a little scenario like this: Hurricane Katrina has hit New Orleans in Louisiana, and there is a big war in Israel because of the bombing in Lebanon (which the Americans got themselves involved in giving weapons to them and bombs to Israel). Little did America know that there were hidden files in Louisiana that got washed up along with the Hurricane. That's all I wrote for now but there will be optional info on my idea if people and my group decide to go along with it.
I know we're going to be doing a long term project so one thing I just want to get across to my fellow teammates as well as Global Kids as to what program we are going to be using to create the game, whether it is: Flash, C++, or C#?
I must admit that i wasn't paying attention to most of the discussions and peace talks that took place due to my unfortunate and constant lack of sleep, as well as the thought of $10 disappearing from my wallet as of 5th period this afternoon... (sometimes, it sucks to be me). Moving forward, we did an original activity planned by Global Kids in which the participants were asked/instructed to grab the hands of the person that was two people away...or somewhat. After the enjoyment and delight of being tangled up within human arms and human sweat, we were then instructed to figure out ways in which we must "untangle" ourselves to form a perfect or "disconfigured" circle. Sounds fun, doesn't it? (Laughing sarcastically).
Playing 4 keeps teaches us about all the things we forget in the world. This shows us how lucky we are to be living in New York. This is a club for the people who desire to shout their feelings out to the world. Today in the Club we spoke about war and hurricane Katrina. We spoke about how they both affect each other. We watched a video name ''The Saints Are Coming'' and this tells us about what could have happened if the war wasn't going on right now. They could save the people from the damage of hurricane Katrina. There could be helicopters delivering food for people and trying to seal up the dam. Money matters at this point because of the disasters that happen now.
For 17 sessions now Global Kids has been working on a new game that we going to create. Today, we finally found a topic to create the game about. Everybody was happy that we came up with a great topic. Now, we just have to do some reseach on the topic. The topic is about war and katrina.
So, the question is: what is the american decision....should we fight in iraq or save the nation from flooding.
I'm thinking about a game where each level has two missions, one were U.S. troops are helping you, then a harder one where you are alone ( in both missions you must do the same thing). The mission where troops help represents what could have happened if the war would have been over, and the harder one were you're alone will represent what really happened.
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