WK 1

“Why Video Games?”
or How I learned that the word “geek” is not an insult anymore.

Week 1:
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Survey Syllabus Presentation

***10 Minute Break***

Deliverable (Project) 1 Explained

What is a “GAME?”

Some Vocabulary…

What is a GAME?

DEFINED RULES DEFINED SPACE GIVEN SET OF COMPONENTS SET OF VICTORY CONDITIONS

What is a VIDEO Game?

“A (computer) video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device.”

(Source: Wikipedia)

What is Gameplay?

“…the component of computer games that is found in no other art form: ___________” interactivity!

Rouse p.xx

What is Game Design?
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form “…what determines the _______ of the gameplay!” (or) Coming up with an “idea” for a game and fleshing it out on paper or some other similar method – usually referred to as the game design document.

Rouse p.xxi

Who is a Game Designer?

“…determines what the nature of the gameplay is by creating the game’s design”

Rouse p.xxi

Game Development:
The process of “making a game” from a game design document so that it is in a playable format.

So, why Video Games?
(You’ll have to answer that one yourself, but here’s a metaphor to help you on your way…)

Creativity/Design (Art & Writing) Programming

Marketing

HW:

Check the blog for reading assignment and discussion questions for next week. *10 MIN BREAK*

When we come back: Deliverable #1 expectations and requirements.

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