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CROATOAN Design Doc Green Light

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Croatoan Design Doc 1
CROATOAN
The Lost Colony 
 
By Team Crampon:
Sibyl Cunningham, Eric Euchler, Kyle Killian, Adam Marks, BrennaO’Leary, Grant Parker, Jason Rauck, and Alex Tardif
 
 
Croatoan Design Doc 2
Contents
Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 3Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 3Target Audience ........................................................................................................................................ 3Feature List................................................................................................................................................ 3Narrative ....................................................................................................................................................... 3Story .......................................................................................................................................................... 3Timeline..................................................................................................................................................... 4Presentation .............................................................................................................................................. 5Characters ................................................................................................................................................. 5Thomas Harriot ..................................................................................................................................... 5John Dee ................................................................................................................................................ 6Madini ................................................................................................................................................... 7Virginia Dare .......................................................................................................................................... 7Game World .................................................................................................................................................. 8Colonists’ Fort ........................................................................................................................................... 8John Dee’s House and Colonist Houses .................................................................................................... 9Cave System .............................................................................................................................................. 9Angel/Demon’s Gavestone ....................................................................................................................... 9Mechanics/Tools ........................................................................................................................................... 9Torch ......................................................................................................................................................... 9Pick-axe ..................................................................................................................................................... 9Breathing Apparatus ............................................................................................................................... 10Magnetic Rock ......................................................................................................................................... 10Journal ..................................................................................................................................................... 10Gameplay Description ................................................................................................................................. 10Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 10Puzzles ................................................................................................................................................. 10Obstacles ............................................................................................................................................. 11Cinematic Situations ........................................................................................................................... 11Interface/GUI .......................................................................................................................................... 11Art Style ....................................................................................................................................................... 12
 
Croatoan Design Doc 3Appendix ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
Introduction
Overview
In 1587 Sir Walter Raleigh dispatched 150 colonists to establish a colony on Roanoke Islandoff the coast of what is now modern day North Carolina. The leader of this colony was first JohnWhite. Soon after their settlement, John White decided to go back to England to get moresupplies. He left behind 115 men, women, and his granddaughter Virginia Dare; she was thefirst English child to ever be born in the Americas. After trying for three years to gain resources,John White finally returned in 1590 to Roanoke Island. When he landed, there was no trace ofany of the settlers he left behind. The only clue to their disappearance was one mysterious wordcarved into a nearby tree: Croatoan.In
CROATOAN: The Lost Colony 
you play as a Mr. Thomas Harriot, an engineer contractedby John White to discover the fate of his granddaughter Virginia Dare and the rest of thecolonists of Roanoke Island. You must scour the island to find any clues that may have been leftbehind. Did the colonists leave of their own free will? Or were they forced to leave? Or, is theanswer altogether more cryptic?
Target Audience
CROATOAN: The Lost Colony 
is for men and women 14-40 years of age. Specifically, thegame will appeal to those who enjoy adventure mysteries such as
Batman: Arkham Asylum 
,
 
the
Myst 
series, the
Bioshock 
series, as well as movies like
National Treasure 
. The game will offerthe casual player a very unique story to run through in a short amount of time. But for the morehardcore player,
CROATOAN 
will have a good deal of collectible content to flesh out the worldand immerse the player even further into the narrative.
Feature List 
Exploration of the island through simple 3D platforming gameplay
Environmental puzzle solving to discover clues
Ingenious use of tools to challenge the player’s problem solving skills
Engrossing narrative to hook the player
Collectables and story fragments to enhance replay value
A simple non-linear environment allowing the player to explore without risk of getting lost
Motion comic story cut scenes
Narrative
Story
The player character is in a bar telling the story to someone (the game is played in aflash back)

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