WK 2

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

What is a GAME?

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?

“…what determines the _______ of the form gameplay!”

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

So, why Video Games?

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

Creativity (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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