Here is a brief recap on where I stand in life. I’m a stay at home mom of three beautiful children. Two girls ages 5 and 7 and a 1 year old little boy. Them and my husband are my everything. Its a tough job being the stay at home mom. You laugh, you cry, sometimes you even wish you worked instead of being at home. But at the end of the day when those kids hug you and kiss and say how much they love and appreciate you, that is what makes it all worth it at the end of the day.
Now here I am today with a pleasant surprise for all you who have cared to follow me on my journey. We are expecting our 4th and final child. It was a surprise to both of us to find out I was pregnant but we are going into it full force and as happy as we were with the other three. Its going to be a wild ride, a tough ride even, but as long as we have each other we can get through anything.
I’m somewhere around 5 or 6 weeks pregnant I think. I believe I’ll be due around the end of May, beginning of April. I won’t have any solid due dates or anything until my appointment on September 18th. Today I saw my regular primary care physician who confirmed my pregnancy but I already knew but they seem to think they have to confirm everything. Haha.
As of right now the only symptoms I have are breast tenderness. It is weird to not have any pregnancy symptoms as I had the book thrown at me with my other three and spent the entire 9 months throwing up constantly. I’m glad I seem to have avoided that, at least for the time being.
I will keep everyone updated as I go along. Please comment what you would like me to share during my pregnancy. I will do a week by week recap as well. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being a loyal follower on my journey. I really do appreciate it and respect that you are a part of journey.
Casual Video Games – Filmmakers
Magic the Casual
Magic the Gathering was once seen as a groundbreaking game that helped launch the entire trading card game craze. While it has remained profitable and successful over the years, recent times have shown its market share dwindling as newer, more modern competitors have entered the market. Because of this, Wizards of the Coast, the owner of the card game, has reached out to companies to come up with a proposal to transfer from their current physical card game to a mixture of online and offline gameplay or fully go online with a complete casual game. Developers must create one mechanic to promote limited playing, one mechanic or system (such as a scan or offline tournaments) to incorporate offline cards into online (potentially using new technology), and must script a story/framing device utilizing a big name voice actor or talent. Focus should be kept on the multiplayer aspects and the casual game should be available, at minimum, on phones.
- What system promotes casual play and how? Explain in at least three sentences.
The system that promotes casual play would be the cellular phone. It is a device that can be pulled out and used anywhere. In fact people do use them everywhere and anywhere. If they are bored at the doctor’s office, they will pull out their cell phones and play.
- What promotes daily login? Explain how this would work in at least three sentences.
Promotion of a daily login would be a special login streak. Such as day one you get 25 coins and day two you get 50 coins. All the way up to day seven where you would get something like 200 coins. That would definitely promote a daily login, especially if the coins are used for micro-transactions or other usable content for the game.
- What play style of your video game? Explain why in at least three sentences.
The play style of the video game is all about playing with your friends. Online multiplayer is a big hit in the video game industry. Getting online to play with your friends or even people from all over the world would be a big hit for this game. It would also make playing more enjoyable and more incentive to play.
- What is the genre of your video game? Explain why in at least three sentences.
The genre of the video game is fantasy. It is a fantasy based card game, full or orcs and giant spiders. You may even encounter a woodland elf or two. Maybe you’ll see a mermaid or a gryphon. You play a card with a definitive attack or defense phase and wait for the other player to block or retaliate. You could be a flying creature or a grounds creature.
- Create a character and visual mock up. (Worth 2 questions)
- Would your Advertisements use end game graphics, rendered cut scenes or live actions? Explain why in at least three sentences.
The advertisement would use rendered cut scenes and live actions. Both of these are widely popular in video game commercials. I think it would captivate an audience much better than just showing the end game graphics. It would show more of a story to draw the consumers in.
- Describe the visual style of your video game? Explain why in at least three sentences.
The visual style of the video game is fantasy art. You have like a rustic fantasy based card game. Lots of dark colors, browns and blacks with a dark border. It has the look and feel of a 90’s card game but its all for today’s gamers.
- Create an example of visual style of your video game.
- What is the audio style for the video game (pixel style, foley orchestrated, etc) and why? Explain why in at least three sentences.
The audio style for the game is fully orchestrated. I feel it would add to the whole feel of the game. It would really get the player pumped and ready to go. *Drum roll….* Bass drop* Play that card! Nothing really heavy, just a touch.
- Would you have voice characters, if so what voice actors would you choose and why? Explain in at least three sentences.
The characters themselves will not have voices as they don’t move or interact with the game itself. They are more just a face for your character and opposing character. The tutorials will however have a voice over. I think having a voice over and written words to explain the game will appeal to a wide range of audience. I’m leaning towards Norman Reedus as the voice over. He has a nice voice for that.
- Will there be additional downloadable content for a special currency? What is the currency that will be used and why? Explain your choice in at least three sentences.
I think the addition of additional downloadable content for the game would be greatly met. Especially for a special currency. In the game you will earn gold coins or you can buy the coins yourself for a fee. After you acquired so many coins you can then use them for a DLC. The DLC will consist of new players to duel against, card packs to boost your decks and new background mats to play on.
Who is your target audience?
My target audience is Rooster Teeth Productions, founded by Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Geoff Ramsey, Jason Saldaña, Gus Sorola, and Joel Heyman. They founded the company in 2003 and were most well known in April of that year for Red Vs. Blue. Red Vs. Blue is the longest running web based series of all time.
Rooster Teeth has since spread out into live action shorts, series, comedy, Let’s Play videos and full animated productions. They’ve since then in 2015 released their feature film Lazer team. They also host an annual convention at different locations called RTX.
The corporate culture at Rooster Teeth is pretty casual and laid back. I’d like to think I’ll fit right in since I love working in comfy clothing. There is a lot of humor and joking that goes around the offices and tons of planning and preparation.
What is your true message/big idea?
My name is Dominique Clark and I am currently walking down this path I’m on because I love making videos for YouTube. What initially inspired me to pursue this career was in fact YouTube and my family. I discovered early on that being behind a camera and even in front of one, that I thrived and it brought me immense joy to see my work on a public platform.
I started off on this path recording what my family does in a day. I called them my “Day in a life” videos. As I grew more experienced, I began editing my videos with software such as IMovie. Then as I grew more confident I began recording myself, telling personal stories and things about me. My videos hit more and more views as the time went on.
This is something I have been doing for quite a few years and I can’t imagine doing anything else. With my family standing strong behind me I hope to someday make bigger and better movies and videos on YouTube.
I want to take this journey because it is something I enjoy immensely. In my creative field, I set out to make movies and videos for YouTube. I would highly enjoy doing this with Rooster Teeth Productions.
I intend to use the skills I will have obtained from here by putting them to good use. I will be able to make and produce better videos and even someday films. It is even a dream of mine to be able to work alongside Rooster Teeth Productions.
I am currently active in this field because I make videos. I publish them on YouTube and it’s a fun experience but I hope to go further in this field. I intend to stay active in this field by continuing the videos I publish to YouTube and by going further in this industry than I ever thought possible.
So, to end on a high note, for all you here today, I invite you to come see a day in the life video on my channel called The Clark Clan. Check out a tutorial video that I did or even one of the videos about my journey. You will find many different video types and I am sure there is something on my channel for everyone. So please, sit back, pull up a video and enjoy.