Class details

Day of week: Friday
Time: 14:30 – 17:20
Venue: CVA204

Weekly schedule

Week 1 (18 Jan)
Class introduction
Short history of video game and development

Week 2 (25 Jan)
Computer technology in video game
Interactive media and interactive art

Week 3 (01 Feb)
Formal analysis of play and game
Aesthetics of game play

Week 4 (08 Feb)
Chinese New Year Holiday

Week 5 (15 Feb)*
Class Cancelled

Week 6 (22 Feb)
Game design workshop 1

Game proposal document

Week 7 (01 Mar)
Game elements in contemporary art
Art game report

Week 8 (08 Mar)
Narrative studies in game
Dramatic elements of video game

Week 9 (15 Mar)
Video game and space
Space exploration exercise

Week 10 (22 Mar)
Game design workshop 2
Game specification and documentation
Art Report Due

Week 11 (29 Mar)
Online game and social media
Identity in virtual world
Cultural and social impacts of video games
Counter-culture in video games
Game proposal due

Week 12 (05 Apr)
Ching Ming Festival

Week 13 (12 Apr)
Simulation game
Artificial intelligence and artificial life

Week 14 (19 Apr)
Good Friday

Week 15 (26 Apr)
Future development in video game
Technology showcases of game interaction
Play test sessions

Week 16 (29 Apr)*
Final presentation
Discussion and future directions

 * Complementary class for cancelling Week 05 class