Description – Ultra-Ego: Agency in Alter Ego (8.1)

Description of Visuals by Gin Jackson

Figure 1: A Collage of Photos for ‘Software Specifications’

1.1: A close up of a computer screen featuring lines of written code for a program.

1.2: Two blue and white JavaScript books on a light colored wooden table.

1.3: A MacBook is beside an open notebook that’s blank with a pen sitting on top. This is shown to be on a walnut colored bar.

Figure 2

A black screen with white text that reads “Alter Ego” at the top. In white it asks the question “Will you be male or female?”, beneath are two radio buttons, each beside a sex. The radio button beside “FEMALE” is filled in with a blue dot.

The caption reads: “The first choice to make in Alter Ego is which type of character you’d like to create.”

Figure 3

A black background with white text that reads “ALTER EGO LIFE STATUS”. Below this line reads “Occupation: (NONE)” and underneath that shows “Relationship Status: UNATTACHED”. Beneath all this text are bars that are red and grey at various points, showing the stats of the persona. On each bar there is white text labeling the stat name and percentage they have:

Familial: 55%
Intellectual: 75%
Physical: 63%
Social: 59%
Vocational:59%
Calmness: 28%
Confidence: 34%
Expressiveness: 74%
Gentleness: 68%
Happiness: 62%
Thoughtfulness: 78%
Trustworthiness: 50%

Under these stats in white text reads “Money: 1495”.

Justified to the right on a translucent blue background in white lettering, the caption reads: “Statistics are the building blocks of character”

Figure 4: A Collage of Photos for ‘Game Mechanics and Background’

4.1: A squad of cheerleaders in green and white uniforms are standing on a football field.

4.2: In black thread, the words “HARPER LEE” are sewn onto white and grey cloth.

4.3: A woman in red heels and a black dress stands on concrete holding a black graduation cap with a red and silver tassel attached to it.

The caption reads” Become an athlete, or a nerd, but it forces you through high school (again) all the same.”

Figure 5

A black background is shown with many different icons on the screen.

On the left-hand side there are four white icons in a column. The top one has four vertical black bars at different levels. The second icon has a black graduation cap with a yellow tassel. The third has a man and a woman standing together. The fourth has a shopping cart on it.

In the middle there are four different icons connected by white lines. The first one has a red heart with a pink background. The second has an orange background with figures of faces on it in orange, grey, and black. The third has a purple background with a man and a woman in black along with three children in grey standing in front of them. The fourth icon has a yellow background with a figure in black bent over, digging something with a shovel.

On the right-hand side are four more white icons in a column. The top icon shows an hourglass with sand slipping into the bottom portion. The second icon shows a dollar sign in black. The third icon shows the figure of a baby in black. The fourth icon shows the figure of a man on his knee with a diamond, proposing to the figure of a woman in black.

The caption reads: “The main screen with additional icons that will direct the player to specific sub-menus.”

Figure 6

A black background with white text saying “Select an action”.

There is a segmented box beneath this with each segment housing a radio button beside each action available to take:

APPLY FOR A PART-TIME JOB (The radio button is filled in here)
APPLY FOR A FULL-TIME JOB
QUIT A JOB/RETIRE
GET A PERSONAL LOAN
GET A LOAN TO PURCHASE A HOUSE
PAY BACK PART OF YOUR LOAN
LEAVE THIS ICON

Below the choices is a thick white bar with black text that reads “Next”.

The caption reads: “The options for the Job sub-menu”

Figure 7

A black background with white text that reads “Whom would you like to meet?”, underneath this it says “Select an action”.

There is a segmented box beneath this with each segment housing a radio button beside each action available to take:

PETER (The radio button is filled in here)
RICK
JOSEPH
BOBBY
ROCK
BEN
KIP
GILES

Justified to the right on a translucent blue background in white lettering, the caption reads: “As a girl, there are only lists of boys you can choose from, even if the player wants their character to be a lesbian, or bisexual.”