I guess we fell behind at the beginning of this week. We were overwhelmed by the idea of the maze and how we would build it that we forget to do the rules of the game and the other important things that will make it complete. When we had a meeting with Law and Fatima on monday we asked to go first so we can pass by the shop later since we called and the owner was there, we went on Sunday but he was sick and was not there so we lost another day. During the meeting while we explained our idea again I actually realised that we actually have 1% done. Law reminded us again that the whole class should go through the experience and later we realised that he was actually waiting for us to look at the whole picture. For the past weeks he has been saying the same sentence but we did not keep it in mind that somehow we did someone wrong in the class. We were selfish and I felt so bad about it. So we had to think all over again about a new idea, or fixing this one in a way that will suit everyone. We first thought of making only one person going inside the maze and the other group members outside and we would give them a task to do during the game. We thought of going back to our first idea where it isn’t a game its a path that you have to go through. Thinking of a new idea in a tiny amount of time is very stressful and scary.
However we went to the shop again to assure that we have the amount of pipes we need. We reconstructed the maze and made it into 4 separate paths for each group, we discussed with the owner and all of a sudden he turned us down and he ditched us. He told us that we did not tell him that we needed more but we explained what we will do 100 times to him. So another problem added to the package, great. After that we went to my house to cry a bit. jk, we planned everything all over again and we thought of a new game that will include everyone in class. We tried to plan everything about the game, we sketched and had so many ideas, we weren’t that excited since we just had a slap on the face. But we tried our best to plan everything the gameplay, the place, the materials, what do we need and the time. I tried my best to come up with a thing that we will use the tubes in, but first I thought of making it in the woodshop, but we came back to using pipes. Of course we had to discuss this with Law and Fatima, we discussed it with Law first because we had him the next day after type. He suggested that we build it until the next class and show him our finalized idea, and we did. During the class on wednesday we explained to Fatima and Law our gameplay and the rules, where it will be, we booked the orange hall for a week and he atrium for our final representation.
Of course when we meet with them everytime we discover that we miss out some tiny details that are important. but after that we considered everything again.
The game is a balloon battle, we will have four teams of 5 players and one team with a sixth player since our classmates are 25 and 4 of us (my group and I) will not play so 21 players in total. The game will begin when they enter the atrium they will select a paper from a jar saying where they will go and what they will be (inside the battle field or outside making the puzzle). The balloons will have words that will make a sentence at the end, the first team to complete the sentence get the prize which are umbrellas.
In each team there will be three characters in each team. 2 hunters, 2 constructors and a messenger.
The hunters will be inside the battle field collecting balloons and giving them to the messenger.
The messenger will deliver the balloons on a certain path to the constructors.
The constructors will take the balloons, pop them and make the sentence.
When they have a complete sentence they head to the stage to grab the prize.
We went again to the shop to return the pipes that were 3 and 2 meters, still, we’re making the battle ring with pipes but we had extra, and we needed 1 meter each, plus the connecters.
So I calculated it all to be 3 meters by 3 meters and 1 meter high, this is the sketch I did on the board to see the amount that we need for the new construction. I started working on it on tuesday I borrowed a hammer from the wood shop to connect the pipes and make it stronger cause I couldn’t do it with my hand.
We went together to get the fabric and the baloons. I had to bargain for so long to find a fabric thats cheap but good quality. Of course we had to act as if we’re leaving to make him give us a cheap price.
So when we had all the supplies we started working and here we decided to split the work, Aya and I would work on the physical things like the battle ring and the tables and make it look beautiful making sure its clean and everything is perfectly placed. we starting by wrapping plastic strings around the pipes to give it support. Maria and Star decided to work on the digital work without our help to later show us the final thing and see if we would understand it, And that is exactly what we did. Aya and I later commented on the rules and how some of them weren’t clear to us. We also helped choosing the sentences for the teams.
In the last hours of the project I was very stressed and annoyed because I felt like there is no time although we were 70% done on Saturday. However, I kept working on finalizing the fabric because we needed more of it and Aya and I had to think how we would assemble that. Other than That we decided to make more balloons for distraction so we made 3 more bags of colored balloons that had nothing inside and to make the game harder and challenging. After that I went at night to blow the big red balloon because it only last for several hours with the helium as they said. we had to look for stores that sell cheap helium because the store we went to first was very expensive and not worth it, so the cheapest one was by my house so I was responsible for the balloons. I really learned that to find something is not that easy and you have to look and research billion times to find the best of everything.
We had our hardest moment moving the battle ring to the atrium since one side was longer than the other because of the connectors. we almost gave up in everything because like khalas we wanted to be done. we had to split it in half and construct it again in the atrium.