Practice Storyworld – Allison Kapps


  • Galileo (Leo)
  • Mom (Tilly)
  • Assigned Space Partner  (Jeremy)
  • Space Mate (Sasha)
  • Space Travel Trainer
  • Director of Space Program

Important Technology:

  • Living Pod
  • Anti Gravity Belts
  • Spacesuits
  • Communication devices
  • Food on mars (All food looks grey and boring, but you wear AR device to make it look yummy)


Sci-Fi, near future


  • Movie
  • Need certain actors to provide context
  • Space gear
  • Video editing to create the AR experience



We see Leo in his room sleeping next to Sasha. Through the window, the viewer can see light red dusty surfaces, but not much else. The scene is intercut with shots of the pod, empty and quiet. Suddenly a sharp alarm pieces through the silence.


“Attention all residence of quarter 52, this is your 6am wake up call for the day. Please get dressed and ready to begin your work day.”

Sasha groggily shifts, and nudges Leo behind her.


“Leo… its your turn…” She grumbles.

Leo shifts restlessly.


“Leo! Come on,” Sasha says more loudly, and shoves him more intensely.

Leo shoots up in bed, startled


“What!” He gasps, and then looks around him, perturbed. “Oh…” he says, when he notices the alarm blaring. He pulls the covers back, steps out of bed and moves over to the window near his bed.  He hits the “Acknowledge Dispatch” button, on his side of the room. “I hate that alarm,” he mumbles.


“Tell me about it…I’ll go set up the gear for breakfast. Can you bring up some more nutrient packs? We ran out yesterday night.” Sasha asks.


“Sure. Maybe I’ll bring up jam, we haven’t had any in ages,” Leo proposes.

Sasha stops at the door, considering.


“I’m not sure…I think we should save it for special occasions. We still have 6 months until the next ration.”


“This is a special occasion, new job!”


“Fine…” Sasha sighs, “I guess we can have a bit today.”


There are two headsets sitting on the kitchen table, alongside plates and spoons. Leo comes in the kitchen with plastic packets of a gooey grey substance.


“Still can’t get used to this stuff, can’t believe they couldn’t have at least made it a better color.” She grumbles


“Would you have prefered bright green?” Leo grins, “It is your favorite color!”


“Somehow that would be worse, I think,” Sasha grimaces

Leo opens the plastic packets and tips them over the two plates. The grey thick goo slowly oozes out of the packets. The two watch, slightly disturbed.


“Okay,” Leo sighs, “Let’s put on the gear and get this over with”

They two put on their VR kits and they immediately see something very un-grey. Leo sees that the gooey substance has transformed into delicious looking leek soup.


“I’ve got soup today! What have you got?” Leo asked excitedly.


“Leek soup? It’s breakfast. Your settings are so weird. I have porridge, like normal breakfast.” Sasha rolls her eyes.


“Who are you to judge, you like to simulate carrots for desert,” Leo cringes


“I like to see healthy foods, makes me feel better.”


“Please prepare for your first work set, it will begin in 10 minutes”


“Crap! Gotta run!” She runs up to leo and kisses him on the cheek. “Have a good day, see you soon!”


“Bye!” Leo exclaims, “Good luck with everything!”


“Thanks!” Sasha’s voice carries out the door, as she runs out.


Practice Storyworld – Vashon Tnee

Story World: Dyst0p1a

The world is no longer huge, after a great flood due to the effects of global warming, the year 3144 is different from the one we recognize. A great war for resources created three prominent schools of thought which became factions in the grand scheme of the world. The faction of Order, Chaos and Neutrality. These schools of thoughts spread throughout the remainder of the world becoming countries in their own right. The country of Barjordia (Order), Hampo (Chaos) and Antsmaa (Neutrality). Our protagonist is born in Antsmaa, and due to circumstances, wishes to “restart” the world.

  • The large cities are well advanced in spite of the dystopian nature of the world but the war has devastated many of the “better’ technologies leaving only scraps for the final residents of the world to work with…
    • Plenty of mutated technologies
    • Creatures that may seem familiar but no longer remain the same (i.e. cybernetic enhancements, etc.)
  • Character Descriptions
    • The protagonist is a very weathered individual due to the circumstances of the world. Jaded and made indifferent, the character may be more of an antihero than an actual hero.
    • Things he/she may be wearing:
      • An eyepatch
      • Gloves
      • Skin Trophies (Won from battles)
      • Jacket
  • Relationship Maps
    • Chaos and Order are always battling
    • Neutral avoids the crossfire and conflict
  • Important Technology
    • War weaponry
    • Espionage tech
    • Data hacking
  • Antecedent Technology
    • Plug-ins
    • USBs
    • Cooling Fluids
    • Industrial factories


The protagonist is born in Antsmaa to a poor family. The conflict beyond the shores of Antsmaa was unknown to the people living there except for the politically affluent. The war however eventually reached the shores as factions from both Order and Chaos made the village at the coast where the protagonist lived into one of their battlegrounds and in the crossfire, his family was murdered. The protagonist grows to hate all the factions and seeks to nihilistically remove every single part of it. In order to do so, he will need the right equipment to blend in and take down each faction from the inside.

  • What is the role of the device you make?
    • It provides the protagonist with shapeshifting technology that does not exist yet for the world until it was invented.
  • What other props and actors do you have?
    • The protagonist, and actors that represent the leaders from each faction
    • Props would be a helmet
  • What other materials do you need to create?
    • A cloak/jacket?

Documentation for Prototypes and Models + Practice Storyworld – Boo Shangyou

Creative Practice: Making Board Games

Tools needed to make board game prototypes:

  1. Paper
  2. Coloured Pencils
  3. Eraser
  4. Scissors
  5. Ruler

Dice play a core role in many board games, and I realised that cutting out paper dice without the aid of a printer can be quite the hassle, so I created a model and a prototype of what I call a portable dice maker.

Left: Prototype, Middle: Model, Right: A paper dice made using the Prototype

The portable dice maker is the same size and thickness as a regular ID card, making it easy to store in your wallet or put in your pocket. The final version of the product would likely be made from lightweight aluminium so that it would be both sturdy and light. To use the portable dice maker, simply place it over any cuttable surface (doesn’t have to be paper, it can even be leaves), trace the outline of the dice onto it, and cut it out. It is extremely convenient and simple to use, and it will allow you to embrace your board game/gambling habits wherever you go!

Practice Storyworld: (Sorry for the outlandish story, I’m a filmmaker)

Practice Storyworld – Teo Zi Lin

Storyworld: New Oracle

Cyberpunk City by artursadlos on Deviant Art:

In year 2155, our world has became one where technologies take over every inch of the city, from Augmented Reality to Virutal Reality to immersive technology. However, this comes at a hefty price. The city is so polluted with toxic fumes that it is impossible to breathe properly without the help of GASGear3.0. Thus, in this city, the people do not know how one another look like, even among family members, because it is a golden rule that they must never remove their mask. The only time they can do so is in virtual reality, where they can manipulate their appearance according to their preferences.

Character description

Art by Jessica Smith:

This is how a typical inhabitant of New Oracle looks like. Due to the toxic fumes, they have to cover themselves up fully with long sleeved top and pants, gloves, a head cover, and GASGear3.0. The inhabitants are always online in the virutal world because that is their only escape from the cruel and gloomy reality. In the online world, they get to experience how the world is like in the 2000s – green, clean, and free.

Important technology

GASGear3.0 is an important technology in New Oracle, because inhabitants cannot survive without it. GASGear3.0 is based on developments of the current respirator system technology, such as Scott Safety’s Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR).

Scott Safety’s Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR):

Antecedent technology

The present day AR and VR technologies are what led to New Oracle. Advancement of these technologies led to a cyberpunk city at the expense of the environment.


This story falls under the dystopian genre. Since inhabitants are always online, it is easy for cyber attackers to hack the system and disrupt their reality escape. To add on, inhabitants are vulnerable to murder in the real world when they are online, as anyone can remove their GASGear3.0 easily. New Oracle is thus a city for temptation of crimes, just for the fun of it.


The story begins with mysterious figures removing the GASGear3.0 of someone who is online in the virtual world. They then left him to be poisoned to death as he breathed in the toxic fumes without GASGear3.0. After 1 week of repeated incidents, a tense atmosphere engulfed the city as everyone’s safety is compromised. As a result, less and less people go online, and this saddens the protagonist, Ned, who is an avid gamer and ethical hacker. Unfortunately, while gaming with his best bud Lom, he witnessed Lom’s avatar gasping for air and eventually, becoming lifeless. Ned was devastated, and vowed to bring the murderers to justice. He started hacking Lom’s and the other victims’ accounts to find leads. While Ned found more and more leads, Wera, the antagonist and the boss of the crime syndicate, took notice of Ned’s actions and inched closer on him to silence him before they get exposed. The story ends with Ned uploading the identities of the murderers onto the city billboard online, as his GASGear3.0 mask gets removed offline.


I will tell my story via a short video of about 3-5 minutes. This is a short video, but it is best to leave most of the imagination about New Oracle to the audience, rather than telling them every single detail.

The role of the device I make, GASGear3.0, will become a tool for murder. This is ironic, because inhabitants of New Oracle depend on it for survival, but at the same time, it is this very reliance that renders them vulnerable to murder. Them being perpetually online in the virtual world makes them even more susceptible to murder as while their physical body is in the real world, their consciousness and mind is in the virtual world.

My story will include a protagonist who tries to track down the murderers, a best friend of the protagonist who gets murdered, the antagonist who is the boss of the crime syndicate, members of the crime syndicate, murder victims and the inhabitants of New Oracle.

Practice Storyworld – Ang Xin Yee

Character Descriptions: Tim and Tam, husband and wife

Maps, imagery, sketches, relationship maps:

Important Technology:
Food cards that turn into real food through a;
Food machine
Payment by hand-chip

Antecedent technology: 
Cashless payment society
Vending machines and convenient food

Genre: Slice of Life

It’s dinner time. After work, Tim and Tam head off to restaurants behind their apartment. They walk past a series of shops with different cuisines and decide on Western food. They select the ‘Steak set’ from the menu. They lift their hands to order and in no time, their “food” is served.