A Day with Winter
I created the Scratch animation, A Day with Winter, as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is a story that teaches the right decision to make in a tough problem. It shows you the consequences of making the wrong decision, even though some may good, the bad will always overpower. Sometimes you just need to sacrifice and make the right choice even though it may be hard to settle with.
My story is about a girl named Annie who lives in the Caribbean but loves winter. She has never seen the time of season and has always wanted it to but her mom thinks it’s a dumb idea. Annie’s mother believes she is being a silly dreamer. Her escape from all that nonsense is about a boy named Winter who never grows up and lives in a place called Everlast. Everlast is a winter wonderland where the season never changes. She sees all the fun activities and great parts of winter but after the long day she is faced with he choice of leaving or staying. If she stays, Annie enjoys her life there and goes on great adventures with Winter but her mom becomes ill with depression of her loss. She also never gets to see her future, if Annie leaves she grows up to become a successful author. Annie works everything out with her mom but never sees another winter or goes back to Everlast.
My story was inspired by Peter Pan, I thought it was a great story filled with adventure but also taught you the importance of growing up. I renamed Peter and the name of the land, Neverland, the story is absolutely different from Peter Pan but that is the basis.
I think I was successful in creating my story because I managed to create a story where you are faced with a decision and each choice had pros and cons. Everlast is a fun place but the player has to work out there priorities and make the right decision. I made the script and edited everything so the game made sense. I think I was unsuccessful in adding more sound effects and making the mini movie of the story more compelling.