Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Visual and Performing Arts
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Sciences and Engineering
Art and Design | Computer Engineering | Illustration
The Great Teakon is an experimental 3D video game that uses gameplay as a narrative device. Players take charge of Charles Teakon, a rising film star, during the silent film era in the early 1900ʼs. But when Charles breaks his leg on set, heʼs forced into retirement and obscurity. After a 30 year hiatus, he decides to return to the film world and complete his unfinished movie. ! As the protagonist ages, so will the players - not only is this reflected in the physicality of the characters, landscape, and architecture, but the actual mechanics for interacting with the virtual game world. Players will no longer will run as fast, jump as high, or recover from falls as quickly. This gives the user an opportunity to do more than just watch the narrative unfold, because in The Great Teakon, they directly experience the narrative through the change in play.
Cable, Chad, "The Great Teakon: A 3D Video Game" (2010). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 362.
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