Raise Your Voice – The making

The making of the game “Raise your Voice” with Tim and Isabel as my partners was a really great time, but it took a really long time as well. Making animated videos for the game was really fun and I got to try out my skills, that I have developed this semester, which was great for me. The app itself was very complicated. It isn’t something we are actually posting on Twitter as we made the game keeping The Loboc Choir in mind and posting it would require permissions we do not have.

What Worked Amazingly:

I absolutely agree with Tim, when he says that it was probably one of the best group to work in. I think we worked really well together and all of us took up the job we thought would be best suited to our skills, but at the same time, we were never isolated from what each of us were doing. I think that is really important when it comes to team activity. I was responsible for making the marketing video, which Tim really helped me out with. The picture used is one he got while he was in Bohol. The song recorded is also both of us rapping! Isabel was responsible for making the decision tree for our game whilst Tim wrote the synopsis and the motivation for playing the game.

The game itself I think is really straight forward and short, which, according to some recent market surveys I saw, works really well now-a-days on social media. The element of being able to share it with yours friends on your timelines is also great and something we can look at going viral, which is our main aim to spread awareness about the group and their impending visit.

I really like that with this game it can be a group of friends who do it together as well as individual, which recent similar apps like MyIdol don’t allow.

Everything has negatives:

The app – Autorap was a little bit nuts to tell you the truth. We used it to create our own song but getting it downloaded on our computers as an mp3 was next to impossible. We could share it on social media, no problem, but the app doesn’t allow you to download your music which I think is not cool. When people have something like this, they might want to keep it with them offline or on their phones which isn’t possible yet.

The other part of course is our lack of being able to share it due to copyright permissions from The Loboc Choir.

Overall, the game in our eyes is a success but it is something we can’t test out just yet. Hopefully, Tim will be able to get permission to do so and we might be able to do what we started. So, we would love to have the chance to invite people to Raise their Voices and be a part of something that has come to be very important to us.

Raise Your Voice

Let’s raise our voices together for the Loboc choir! – Tim, Isabel and Prachi

Motivation: To generate awareness of the Loboc Choir and inspire people to help Rebuild Bohol either through attending the concert or making a donation.

Synopsis:

This game is designed to raise awareness and promote the upcoming visit of the Loboc Children’s Choir to Melbourne on June 27, 2015. The tour is a fundraising initiative to help rebuild the the century old churches of Bohol that were destroyed by a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Bohol back in 2013.

This game uses the application Auto Rap where you and your friends can separately record your voices, saying anything you want, before it immediately transforms your voices into a musical or choir piece. It is our hope that together we will be able to produce beautiful music inspired by the choir itself.

So people will basically be invited to the app to make their own music peice without having to sing, all their converstions or monologues that they record will automatically change into a choir song that they can then share on various media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Etc.

We believe that by making a fun and interactive game, we will be able to inform different audiences about the upcoming tour whilst also raising awareness about a very important and serious issue for the people of Bohol.

A motivational video to show and direct people to the game app on twitter.

 

Decision Tree: Scan the QR Code and Start playing

Gamification