After my pitch video, I started playing the Sims, recording a ‘Let’s Play’ that was planned to be a part of a series, ‘Seriously Sims’. I realised that I was more interested in developing an analytical piece and not so much records of myself playing the game where I discuss my framework. So, I have refined the pitch plan, cutting out the collection of blog posts of the ‘let’s play’ to focus my attention and effort to research for an analytical digital artefact, a video essay.
I am continuing to play the game to engage with being the Player, which is a part of my analytical triangle, but have aligned my online piece to something I am more interested in investigating, with aim to produce an informative video about ‘How and Why people play the Sims the way they do’. So, I now welcome you to the new and reformed video essay called ‘Behind the Sims’. This change will also help with my feedback I received for my pitch, being that the analytical triangle might run down fast and need to be rigours.
With my concept change I will now commit to an analytical voice, allowing my analysis to be rigour as the purpose of discovery for the video essay ‘the how and whys of the Sims Playing experience’ can directly be linked to the framework now. I can further use my framework it to guide the whole research as the backbone for my main question making the development stages a lot clearer.
Take a look on my Script progress so far & player feedback on my ideas
Research Articles mentioned in video:
Self-Portrayal in a Simulated Life: Projecting Personality and Values in The Sims 2:
Players Unleashed!: Modding The Sims and the Culture of Gaming: