30 Oct Making of: First plans
The ideas were put on paper. Your mind starts to do wild things when you have so many possibilities, but luckily we all knew exactly what we wanted to make.
Was it going to be a linear story, or were we going to go wild and build the best interactive story we could think of? The latter it was. We decided on one big drawing (40”x60”) divided into 16 sections. These were going to be the 16 screens you could read or play. The maze started in screen 1 and would continue up to screen 16 and back. We also made a mockup in Flash, to show Roxie exactly what we wanted to do and how things would work.
Then we needed the exact measurements – this was difficult because different tablets have different screen sizes, with different resolutions. We decided to focus on the Ipad and see what other tablets come along during our work. Even now, it is still difficult to predict what all the other tablet manufacturers are going to do.
When we had decided all these things, Roxie could start drawing and we could start preparing development, select a team and select the tools.