Game Change

Game Change is a project that tells the story of three different people who work and play in the world of games. Each story is told in a uniquely interactive way that involves a mix of game design, interactive design, illustration, animation and video.

 

Game Change’s creators wanted the public to get a feel and appreciation for what interactive media can do. As such, this project uses the innovative design, language, and mechanics of video games but applies them to traditional journalistic storytelling.

 

The stories let the audience have a say in their outcomes – whether it be following the journey of one of the country’s up-and-coming video game designers, or helping a young single mum balance her family life with being a professional ‘streamer’ that broadcasts her gameplay to the world. The project also features the story of Humphrey Hanley, who was born with a rare condition that means he no longer has any hands. By 3D scanning Humphrey and turning him into a video game character, the story touches on how games can open up entire worlds and communities, especially for those that are living with disabilities.

 

Game Change brings together designers, developers, animators, illustrators, videographers, 3D modelers, and journalists to create a unique interactive project.

 

Credits

Animation
Shannon Jahnel Lanktree

 

Illustration
Shannon Jahnel Lanktree

 

Executive Producer
Charles Anderson

 

Interactive Director
Allan Walker

 

3D Director
Myles Montgomery

 

3D Artist
Jacob Barrow

 

Videographer
Josh Morrice

 

Interactive Audio Design
Dylan Galletly

 

Interactive Development
Arpo Deer

 

WebGL Development
Tim Konieczny

 

Producer & Additional Reporting
Lee Henaghan

 

Research & Testing
Hannah Spyksma

 

Commissioner
Tim Burnell, Kay Ellmers

 

Ashen Stills & Gameplay Footage
Courtesy of A44

 

Awards

Webby Awards 2020
Honoree – Websites: Best Individual Editorial Feature – Media Company

 

3×3 Mag 2020
Honorable Mention – Self Promotion

 

Video

Watch

 

Links

Game Change Documentary

Webby Awards

 

Contact

Animator & Illustrator
Shannon Jahnel Lanktree

Mbl: +64 27 200 7352

 

Make contact

Make this move

 

 

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