Schedule

Class details

Class 1
Day of week: Thursday
Time: 12:30 – 15:20
Venue: CVA203

Class 2
Day of week: Wednesday
Time: 12:30 – 15:20
Venue: AAB502

Weekly schedule

Week 1 (4 Sep / 5 Sep)
Class introduction
Short history of video game and development

Week 2 (11 Sep / 12 Sep)
Computer technology in video game
Interactive media and interactive art

Week 3 (18 Sep / 19 Sep)
Formal analysis of play and game
Aesthetics of game play

Week 4 (25 Sep / 26 Sep)
Game design & prototyping workshop 1

Game proposal document

Week 5 (2 Oct / 3 Oct)
Game elements in contemporary art
Demoscene
Art game report

Week 6 (9 Oct / 10 Oct)
Storytelling and Narrative studies in game
Dramatic elements of video game

Week 7 (16 Oct / 17 Oct)
Video game and space
Space exploration exercise
Art Report Due

Week 8 (23 Oct / 24 Oct)
Game design & prototyping workshop 2
Game specification and documentation

Week 9 (30 Oct / 31 Oct)
No class in the week
Game proposal due

Week 10 (6 Nov / 7 Nov)
Online game and social media
Identity in virtual world
Cultural and social impacts of video games
Counter-culture in video games
Play-test sessions

Week 11 (13 Nov / 14 Nov)
Simulation game
Artificial intelligence and artificial life
Play-test sessions

Week 12 (20 Nov / 21 Nov)
Future development in video game
Technology showcases of game interaction
Play-test sessions

Week 13 (27 Nov / 28 Nov)
Final presentation