Lindeman, Robert W.
Snyder, Britton R.
Maternal Instinct is a third person game that explores using directional sound as the main mechanic for navigation, game mechanics, and storytelling. Where most games focus on visual cues to guide the player, Maternal Instinct relies on audio cues. To this end, visual cues alone should not be sufficient to play. This game was created as a Major Qualifying Project for both Interactive Media and Game Development and Computer Science majors. This report discusses the intended design goals Maternal Instinct, the process by which Maternal Instinct was developed, challenges the project team faced during the development process, how Maternal Instinct was received by players, and the team’s reflection on the overall direction the project had taken.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Media and Game Development
Major Qualifying Project
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