Category: Digital Storytelling

Featured Project : 12 Labours of a Time Traveller

In this project by Ashley, Eli, Khloe, Molly and Zak the user plays the part of a time traveller, learning about significant moments from Edinburgh’s history as they take part in an augmented reality location based game on their mobile device. The story is inspired by the 12 Labours of Heracles – some of the work from the group’s concept book showing how the story was developed can be seen below.

One of the character diamonds, with colour and backstory information
Items that users must locate within the augmented reality game
Concept images showing some of the different “Labours”

Designs showing some of the augmented reality and location based game elements.

This work was created for Digital Storytelling, one of the year 3 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design course.  The module is run  by Dr. Tom Flint and Fiona Stewart.  

Many thanks to the group for allowing us to share their work.

Featured Project: Interactive Oz

As can be seen from the pitch video, this project is a cross-media adventure that brings the Wizard of Oz bang up to date.  Toby, Alex, Darren and Ryan created media across several different platforms, encouraging their users to explore and piece together what has happened to the characters.

The images below show some of the media used to tell the story – sketches made by Dorothy, which were hidden within the records on website of the Emerald City hospital where she is being treated and a page from a diary.

Image from the Emerald City hospital website.
Sketches drawn by Dorothy, one of the characters in the story.
A page from the diary, allowing users to learn more abut the characters.

This work was created for Digital Storytelling, one of the year 3 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design course.  The module is run  by Dr. Tom Flint and Fiona Stewart.  

Many thanks to the team for allowing us to share their work.

Featured project: Murder on the Mile

The celebration of our student’s work continues with “Murder on the Mile” a concept created by Emma, Kirsty, David, Luis and Sean for their Digital Storytelling coursework.  Based on the story of Burke and Hare, the cross media adventure encourages users to explore Edinburgh whilst solving a murder mystery.

The team designed the interface to allow users to interact through their mobile devices.
One of the character designs, showing personality traits as well as visual design.

This work was created for Digital Storytelling, one of the year 3 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design course.  The module is run  by Dr. Tom Flint and Fiona Stewart.  

Many thanks to the team for allowing us to share their work.

Featured Project: The invisible Sixteen, game concept.

We are excited to share the pitch video for The invisible Sixteen – a concept for a game based on Burke and Hare that was created by Alan, Alba, Celina and James for their Digital Storytelling Coursework.  In the game, users must choose a character to play and then help to find missing people at various locations around Edinburgh. The team designed all aspects of the game, from user interactions and sound design to additional materials to help extend the experience.

Character selection – each character has their own attributes,

One of the characters makes some strange discoveries at Edinburgh’s Surgeon’s Hall Museum.

Character moving through the scene and his position in the game world shown in the inset.

The team created additional media to help create a buzz around the screen-based game and expand on the experience.

This work was created for Digital Storytelling, one of the year 3 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design course.  The module is run  by Dr. Tom Flint and Fiona Stewart.  Look out for more great work from our students soon.

Many thanks to the team for allowing us to share their work.

Featured Project: Flint, Interactive Talking Book

Flint is a concept for an interactive talking book that was created by Silvia, Kaia, Adam & Katie for their Digital Storytelling Coursework.  The project is (loosely!) based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Tinderbox.  The team produced a comprehensive range of concept materials to help visualise their project.   As well as their pitch video, you can see here an interactivity map, various concept designs and plans to include Braille to make the project more accessible.   They even managed to find an abandoned wild west town, right here in Edinburgh!

Flint Concept Book Cover

 Flint Interactivity Map

Flint Concept Book Wild West mood boardFlint Concept Book Braille example

This work was created for Digital Storytelling, one of the year 3 modules on the Digital Media and Interaction Design course.  The module is run  by Dr. Tom Flint and Fiona Stewart.  Look out for more great work from our students soon.

Many thanks to the team for allowing us to share their work.