Chien-Ju Peng


Stuff: The Abandoned Land is an interactive role-playing game web application

designed to help teenagers and young adults understand environmental

destruction and the importance of recycling and reducing waste. We are part

of the production and consumption cycle but we can instead change our

consumptive behavior in order to create a better future. This web application

is designed for teenagers and young adults, ages 15 to 24. By developing

an engaging interactive game application, we intended to focus the target

audience's attention on serious environmental topics.

The story begins with the main character, Kevin, who questions the worth of

life lived inside the city wall. Inside the wall, the citizens never question where all

the manufacture products come from, how things are made or where they go.

He decides to go beyond the wall to discover answers. After he makes it outside

the wall, he is surrounded by enormous quantities of waste. Then he meets a

local citizen and tells him that he needs to travel all the way to the end of the

wasteland to discover the best method to clean up this toxic mess.

The project is a combination of storytelling, character design, game environment

design, equipment design, user interface design and game development. The

final presentation exhibits a playable role-playing HTML5 application that

contains an intro motion graphic, 7 combat levels, 1 shelter town and a world

map with 1 main character, 4 non-player characters (NPC) and 10 monsters.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer games--Themes, motives; Environmental degradation--Interactive multimedia--Design; Recycling (Waste, etc.)--Interactive multimedia--Design

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Shaun Foster

Advisor/Committee Member

Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Daniel DeLuna


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TR897.7 .P46 2015


RIT – Main Campus

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