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Research: The Awakening

The Awakening is a story-driven first person survival action-adventure zombie video game (AAA)
based around present events. Its art style will most likely be Photorealistic so it can give the player
the best experience possible as well as to help with the games story progression.

Dying light awarded 2nd best action game in 2015

Time schedule and budget

Dying light took approximately 3 years to develop so that’s how long I’m going to allocate to develop
The Awakening

Software licenses for 3 years

Maya - £4,698 for 3-year subscription

Substance painter - £2,970 for 3-year subscription

Unreal (free) - Gross revenue, 5% royalty after first $3000 per game per calendar quarter.

£7,668 + Unreal

Staff

3D modellers – £30k - 5 modellers 150k 9 months

Concept artists - £25k – 5 concept artists 125k 9 months

Texture artists – £25k - 5 texture artists 125k – 26 months

Graphics designer – depends on experience, ranges from £15k - £55k - 10 graphics designers 350k –
26 months

Programmers - £30k - 12 programmers 360k – 26 months

Lead developers - £55k – 1 lead developer – 26 months

Project lead - £50k – 1 project lead – 26 months

Lead artists – £35k - £45k – 2 lead artists 80k – 9 months

Lead modellers – £30k – 2 lead modellers 60k – 9 months


Lead programmers - £45k – 2 lead programmers 90k – 26 months

Level designer - £30k - £35k – 8 level designers 280k – 9 months

Sound engineer - £24k – 4 sound engineers 96k – 26 months

Testers - £9 an hour - £20k a year - 3 testers 60k – 1 month

Possibly voice actors too – Troy Baker (walker) Courtnee Draper (Pearl)

£2,100,000 staffing cost – Round to £2.5m for safety precautions

The first 9 months will be allocated to the Concept stage

The next 26 months will be allocated to the actual game development

The last month will be allocated to testing

Studio - https://www.easyoffices.com/serviced-office-space/uk/merseyside/liverpool-central

£180,000 for 3 years (70 desks)

£83,000 pc 75 (5 spare) - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desktop-


pcs/alienware-aurora-r7-intel-core-i5-gtx-1060-gaming-pc-1-tb-hdd-10175015-
pdt.html?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=-
xapqwqmlxr&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~0101%20(PLA)%20MDA%20REFRIGERATION%2
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%20TV%20Key%20Lines~American%20FF~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=c&
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High spec PC to help run the software and produce work at a good standard

DELL SE2417HG Full HD 23.6" LED Monitor - Black


https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-monitors/pc-monitors/dell-se2417hg-full-hd-23-6-
led-monitor-black-10165793-pdt.html?store=2810&&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-
a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=xlamplqqpx&istBid=t&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1007%20(PLA)%20MON
ITORS%20-%20Adaptive~1007%20(PLA)%20MONITORS%20-
%20Adaptive%20ad%20group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=c&ds_kids=92
700037878696848&tgtid=1007%20(PLA)%20MONITORS%20-
%20Adaptive&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9eDErprg3gIVS7DtCh3GKAPSEAQYAyABEgKeKfD_BwE&gclsrc=a
w.ds

£89.99 for 1 2 = 179.98

13,498.50

Alienware Gaming & Multimedia Keyboard


SK 8165, German, Black USB Cable

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KWLISL
U/ref=psdc_430565031_t1_B075DJVMBK
29.99 x 75 = 2,249.25

Dell Alienware AW558 Advanced Gaming


Mouse, Customisable AlienFX Lighting,
Input Options (9 Buttons) and Extended
Grip Thumb
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alienware-Advanced-Customisable-
Lighting-
Extended/dp/B074LRDYGT/ref=pd_sbs_147_1?_encoding=UT
F8&pd_rd_i=B074LRDYGT&pd_rd_r=1b06e3b3-ebe3-11e8-
adfa-
61e1978dceb9&pd_rd_w=FpxGt&pd_rd_wg=LYbMb&pf_rd_i=d
esktop-dp-
sims&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=18edf98b-139a-
41ee-bb40-
d725dd59d1d3&pf_rd_r=74AY64RE4YKT2E4GA5FB&pf_rd_s=
desktop-dp-
sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=74AY64RE4YKT2E4GA5
FB

30. 98 x 75 = 2,323.50

£281, 071.25

Promotion – E3

20ft X 20ft exhibition booth - £7000 per day – 3 days £21,000

 Electricity: £600
 Two 65" TVs for demo reel: £2500
 Four demo stations (PC+monitor): £3000
 Table for demo stations: £80
 Custom booth display (inc. setup): £80 per square-foot
 Booth help: £15/hr per person, 9hr days
 1500 custom-branded buttons: £800
 1000 flyer handouts: £550
 International return flight: £800 per person
 Food and drink: £75 per person
Total cost for four people, three-day convention: £42,500
https://www.expedia.co.uk/Los-Angeles-Hotels-The-Standard-Downtown-
LA.h886918.Hotel-
Information?adults=1&adults=1&adults=1&children=0&children=0&children=0&mc
tc=5&langid=2057&chid=22936db1-e317-4dda-ae86-
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mdpdtl=HTL.886918.LOS-ANGELES&trv_curr=GBP&trv_reference=33ddb611-
92d3-4f78-9fb4-
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ateplanid=203925323_24&trv_dp=169&paandi=true&daysInFuture=&stayLength=&t
s=1542376539581 – hotel prices

£2000 – 4 people, 4 rooms 3 nights The Standard Downtown LA


3,320,000

Live action trailer

Actors using go pros act out the first scene within the game (asylum – forest – highway) using go
pros. They’ll likely be chased by zombies for the first 2 areas before running into a gang on the
highway who’ll possibly knock down the main camera before saying something along the lines of
“Time to wake up” or something like that and that could more than likely be used as the games
motto such as dying lights “Good night, Good luck”

In terms of actually creating this, there’s 2 ways it could be done, we could create it ourselves by
renting out sets for the scenes, actors and purchasing some go pros OR the preferred option being, if
Warner Bros do invest in us by becoming the publishers, we hand the idea over to them with a
budget of about £500,000 and the money the make from ad revenue is there’s meaning they get a
fair share of profit made