Sci-fi in media

presented my presentation on sci-fi in the media today. i spoke about how sci-fi effects the worlds and how colours and sound effect the product.

A finished Sci-fi PP


Learning Maya

I have started to learn the 3D software Maya as it is used by a lot of game development companies as well as being full of software and effects that others don’t. As well it is good to know more than one software making it easier to adapt to work.

I’ve been watching videos on YouTube.

Sci-fi in media

What is Sci-fi?

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations.

Sci-fi sub genres.


Time travel

alternate history

Millitary Sci-fi


apocalyptic and post

space opera

space western

social sci-fi

climate fiction


When did sci-fi start?

the 1st sci-fi text that has been discovered was sumerian and gilgamesh which are stories about gods dating back to 2150 BC

some say that science fiction was onky made possible sometime between the 17th and 19th centuries because of the scientific revolution, huge discoveries in astronomy, physics and mathematics

Science fiction exploded in the 20th century as technology, science and inventions in daily life encouraged a greater interest in to the future.

What makes sci-fi?

Science fiction is a genre of fiction which often tells stories about science and technology often of the future.

Science fiction has a relationship with the principles of science so the stories told are partially true and based of fact.

The colours of sci-fi

Hollywood pretty much has two modes: Bleak, grimy collapse and sterile, shiny futurity.

The primary colours of the future, according to modern cinema, are blue, brown, and creepy.

here are colour palettes of sci-fi where someone has taken every frame from a movie and squeezed it all together to show the colours. (moviebarcodes)







Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Star Wars


As you can see its all blues, browns and blacks.

The sounds of sci-fi

deep space, rockets, technology, war, space fights

music: electronic, gothic

Popularity of sci-fi

Sci-fi is one of the most popular genre of games and film as it pushes the bounds of imagination and shows things people may not have ever seen before. Sci-fi is also slightly based on truth from advancement of technology showing the audience what could happen.

Audiences of sci-fi

The type of people that normally like sci-fi are people classed as “nerds” or “geeks”as well they audiences of sci-fi are people with creative imaginations. Age wise sci-fi is liked by many ages mostly a younger audience as they have a bigger imagination but as of late sci-fi has been taking a more horror move which is bring in the older audiences.

Top sci-fi games

1.Halo 3

2.Mass effect 2

3.Halo reach

4. starcarft

5.Mass effect 3

from Sam Heard 2015

20 Greatest Sci-Fi Video Games Of All-Time

these are based on sales.

Top sci-fi films

1.2001:A Space Odyssey

2.Blade Runner


4. Close Encounters ofthe Third Kind

5. Aliens

By Cath Clarke, Dave Calhoun and Tom Huddleston 2015

based on ticket sales.

How sci-fi has effected the world

Things such as Ipads, tablets, holograms, smart phones, smart watches, computers, AI, Robotics, Space travel and some advancements in science and medicine have been inspired or taken from sci-fi films and TV shows. A lot of apples advancements were inspired by the early star trek series.

Narrative of sci-fi.

sci-fi is mostly linked with the future and future tech but there is some movies, books and games they are set far in the past such as star wars and partly Jurassic park.




Charger inspiration

Charger is one of the enemies in my game, it is based on the Goliath from the game Evolve, triceratops and rhinos.

charger will be bigger than the player (clunker) and will charge at the player to attack, knocking the player back.

other possible attacks.

Fire breathing, claw slashing, biting


Gemimate enemy inspiration

Gemimate is one of the enemies in my game. they are living crystals (gem + animate). they look like the gems you collect in the game.

i took inspiration from cocoons and the pokemon kakuna and  metapod.

the colours i wanna use is that of obsidian with a red or blue energy glow.


a few quick photoshop sketches.


More inspiration