Faculty Advisor

Moriarty, Brian J.

Faculty Advisor

Sutter, Ralph

Abstract

Streams of Nurture is a kinetic visual novel that explores the practices and socioeconomic implications of aquaculture (fish farming) and salmon industries. Supported by extensive research and an iterative development methodology, our team leveraged the Ren'Py game engine and Style Transfer software to weave a visually and narratively unique experience. The authors argue that portraying a niche topic through the gaming medium can make for an engrossing experience when dramatic storytelling and a detailed treatment of real- world issues are seamlessly blended.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Interactive Media and Game Development

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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