• Thesis Topic: Game for Activism

    Project Topic: YaChia Night Market

    Software: Illustrator /Flash AS3 /Dreamweaver /My SQL


    Game Structure: 
    The structure of YaChia Night Market can be divided into four parts:

    1. Storytelling:
        Based on Taiwanese night markets. The players have to help the people who live in the night market. Problems that those people have are related to the real Taiwanese life, such as environment issues and social desires throughout Taiwan. Also, the players will learn special Taiwanese cultural activities while playing the game.

    2. Gameplay:
        In this game, the players will start their own business in a night market. Also, the players have to finish the missions or solve the problems that people have in order to get extra currency and items for decorating their own stands. Another way to earn game currencies is to post articles in the YaChia forum. The data of the forum and the game are interoperable, so players can browse the forum and post articles without running the game.

    3. Visual Style:
        Taiwanese culture is a mixed culture, which includes Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, American, South Asian, Korean, and native Taiwanese because of the colonized history and the geographical position, so the cultural elements of Taiwan vary.

    4. Technology:
        Flash is the main programing tool for creating this game on a mockup social networking sites for publishing YaChia. My SQL and PHP are used to build the game forum. Adobe Illustration finishes most of the visual graphics, and Adobe Flash is the main programming language for creating the YaChia game.