Let’s play and talk about video games!

Agenda for today:

1. Introduction

  • Self-introduction
    • Your Name
    • What games do you like?
    • What do you like about them?

2. Show & Tell

  • What is fun/interesting about this game?
  • What is boring/frustrating about this game? How would you change them if you can design it?
  • How does the game “look” or “sound”?

3. What is critique?

  • What is critique?
  • Why do we critique?
  • What can we critique in games?

4. Play & Critique

  • Space Invaders- Tomohiro Nishikado (1978)

http://www.people.vcu.edu/~rpatton/currentlab/invaders.html

  • Katamari Damacy- Keita Takahashi (2004)

http://www.people.vcu.edu/~rpatton/currentlab/katamari.html

  • Lim- Merritt Kopas (2012)

http://www.people.vcu.edu/~rpatton/currentlab/lim/

  • How do you “play” it?
  • What is fun/interesting about this game?
  • What is boring/frustrating about this game? How would you change them if you can design it?
  • How did the game look or sound?
  • What did its visual or audio style reminds you of?
  • How does it (not) affect the gameplay?

5. Prepare for Minecraft modification!

  • Understand how modification works: resource pack
  • Create a folder labeled with your name on the desktop of the computer
  • Download the “default resource pack” from our website under resources, and save it to your folder
  • Learn about properly extracting and compressing a file
  • Minecraft server address: 10.248.58.152

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