Bonus Holidays 2021
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)
- Notable Holiday Themed Or Featured Games (Source: Metacritic / VGChartz / VGInsights / Wikipedia)
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:
- Brought people together
Looking for data sets? Check out Sarah Bartlett's Twitter thread for data sources
How to Submit
- This is a bonus task, so no deadline is set.
- Post your submissions on Twitter with the hashtag #GamesNightViz, and tag the team @WJSutton12, @Visual_Endgame, @ninjavizlouis so we don't miss your great work!
- Submit your work the project tracker here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqFaHnRcX2uBX7h5PkbigXim1kfQMsnC7ZloF8UvxzfRog4w/viewform?usp=sf_link