I created the Scratch animation Twinkle’s Story as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is a story in which the viewer or character in thew story has to make a decision between two or more choices with consequences.
My story is about a young Penguin named Twinkle who wakes up one morning yearning to go out and play on the icecaps. He proceeds to ask his mother if he can and she grudgingly agrees but makes him promise that he will run and hide if he sees a polar bear, a penguin’s enemy. After Twinkle has played he starts to go home but a polar bear bars his way. The polar bear looks extremely nice and Twinkle really wants to pet his fur but his mother told him not to. Twinkle must decide if he should go and meet the polar bear or run home. If he runs home he is same and unharmed but if he goes to meet the polar bear he is eaten and learns the lesson tha you should never trust your enemies.
My story was inspired by a video that we watched in Lab class this year which taught us all about the food chains and webs in the Arctic and Antarctic. I wanted to base the characters of my animation on the animals I saw in the video to make the predator and prey cycles more accurate.
I think I was successful in creating my story because my story was three minutes long, even a little bit over. My story was also player-0interactive because the player needed to enter a choice for Twinkle to be able to make up his mind and decide whether he should go and meet the polar bear or he should listen to his mother and run home and hide, which also included the ethical decision in my production. i did indeed use creative common image s for some of my background sin the production but I gave credit to their authors in the project notes and there was no content in the story which was unsuitable for children under the ages of 13.