Class 03 – Formal elements in game (2017B)

Topics

  • Systems of games
  • Formal elements of games

The formal elements of game

  • Players
  • Objectives
  • Procedures/steps
  • Rules
  • Resources
  • Conflicts
  • Boundaries
  • Outcome

Workshop

  • Studies of the mixed reality game – Can you see me now? by Blast Theory. Present the reasons why you consider it as a game and as a piece of artwork.

Reference

Presentation slides

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Class 02 – Interactive technology and Games (2017B)

Topics

  • Computer technology in game
  • Video games as art
  • Interactive art

Workshop

  • Study the details of the tic-tac-toe game
  • Re-design another version of the game.
  • Consider extending the game, in terms of space, rules, players, steps, etc.

Reference

Puppet Motel

Painstation

Reading material

Games as Art: The Aesthetics of Play

Presentation slides