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Game Design
 
 
 


 
                
   
The final design of the game for homeless children.

 
   
This visit to the orphanage gave me a clear idea of how these children think, what colors they choose, what things do they like, etc. These children need something that keeps their mind engaged in a playful manner.  


 
   
The children start by placing one card after another in the middleof the play space. As soon two people get the same card/pattern, they shout a word and grab a toy. The one who grabs the toy first gets all the cards in the middle. The game goes on until everyone but one loses all his/her cards. The winner is the one who has a card left.   The toy
I wanted the toy to be cylindrical. It is easier to hold on to
something cylindrical and something without sharp edges.
The toy is made of wood with patterns on top.
Patterns
I decided to stick to 5 basic colors for my shapes. Yellow,
Green, Orange, Pink and Purple. These are the colors mainly used by children in the drawings.

 
   
Next, the patterns I drew were simple but a little tricky, so that the game gets a little confusing and interesting.  


 
   
Some more patterns


 
   
Prototype
I drew out all my patterns on the Illustrator and printed them out. I made a prototype of the wooden toy with a plastic bottle and spray painted it orange and yellow.
 


   
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