Bonus Holidays 2021

August 26, 2022

Seasons greetings #GamesNightViz -ers!

To celebrate the holiday season, the #GamesNightViz team have assembled a bonus data visualisation challenge. For this task, we will be visualising some notable games that are either holiday-themed, are set around the holidays or include the holidays as part of the plot. Games here range from Cthulhu Saves Christmas, in which the master of insanity, Cthulhu, has lost his powers and the only way he can get them back is by rescuing Santa Claus. To the bonus mission Hitman (2016), "Holiday Hoarders", where agent 47 is tasked to eliminate two thieves, Harry Bagnato and Marv Gonif, who are stealing Christmas presents - based on the 1990 film "Home Alone".

This is not a complete list. If you have a holiday favourite that's missing please include it in your visualisation! We always love seeing people sharing the games they enjoy.

Visualising Data: Holiday Themes

Pick one of the data sets below, or a data set you've found, and visualise it.

Casual Difficulty - For those new to data visualisation or with limited time available)

Legendary difficulty - Bring your own data or expand on the data provided by bringing new data to the project

If you want to go beyond the data set above you may want to try bringing your own data to visualise (legendary difficulty). Taking the theme of the holidays, visualise your favourite game(s) to play during the holidays, these games might be:

  • Seasonal
  • Nostalgic
  • Brought people together

Looking for data sets? Check out Sarah Bartlett's Twitter thread for data sources

How to Submit

Team GNV

This project focuses a monthly theme that you can participate to challenge either data preparation, data visualization or visual design. Existing datasets on video games will be readily available and comes with difficulty scales to help those newer or with limited time to practice. You can also bring data from your own favorite games too! We love all types of games: card games, board games, video games, party games, game shows, the list goes on!

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