Schedule

WEEK 1 : INTRO TO THE QUARTER

Week 1:
Tuesday 3/29/11
Introductions
Class Overview
Questionnaire
Handout: Sports game
watch: King of Kong

Thursday 3/31/11
Discussion: Scope/Definition of games Taxonomies of games
About Writing Design Docs
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Play Board Games In Class
Due : reading notes 1

WEEK 2-3 : ACTION: SPORTS GAMES..SORT OF

Week 2:
Tuesday 4/5/11
Methods for game analysis
Designing good rules
Chance and skill
Probability
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In Progress Playtests (group 1,3)
Work in Class
Due : Sports game (Rules + Paper Prototype)

Thursday 4/7/11
In Progress Playtests (group 2,4)
Work in Class
Due : reading notes 2

Week 3:
Tuesday 4/12/11
Sports game Final playtests (group 1,3)
Due: Sports Game


Thursday 4/14/11
Sports game Final playtests (group 2,4)
Handout: video game -> board game(w laser cut bits)
Handout: video game -> board game Playlist
Due: reading notes 3
Due: Evaluations sports games (24:00)

WEEK 4-5 : THERE AND BACK AGAIN: VIDEO GAME TO BOARD GAME/MULTIPLAYER

Week 4:
Tuesday 4/19/11
VideoGame>Board Game Playlist playthrough 1
In Progress Playtests (group 1,3)
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Due : Video game>Board Game (Design Doc + Paper Prototype)
Due: Video Game -> board game Playlist notes (24:00)

Thursday 4/21/11
Conflict
Play Mechanics /Dynamics
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In Progress Playtests (group 2,4)
Work In Class

Week 5:
Tuesday 4/26/11
Video game>Board game final playtests (group 1,3)
Due: Video game>Board game

Thursday 4/28/11
Video game>Board game final playtests (group 2,4)
Handout: Polemical Game
Handout: Polemical Game Playlist
Due: reading notes 4 (Bogost / donnie leDonne interview)
Due: Evaluations video game>board game (24:00)

WEEK 6-8 : POLEMICS: LETS TAKE THE FUN OUT :)

Week 6:
Tuesday 5/3/11
Polemical Games Lecture and Discussion
Polemical Games Playlist Playthrough (if we have board games)
Can a game have a point of view?
Can a player have a point of view?


Polemical games design document Presentations (group 1,3)
Due: Polemical Game (Design Doc + Paper Prototype)
Due: Reading Notes 5 (24:00)

Thursday 5/5/11
Laser Cutter Demo

Polemical games design document Presentations (group 2,4)

Week 7:
Tuesday 5/10/11
In Progress Playtests (group 1,3)
Work In Class

Thursday 5/12/11
In Progress Playtests (group 2,4)
Work In Class

Due: Evaluations: In Progress Polemical game (24:00)

Week 8:
Tuesday 5/17/11
Polemical Game Final Playtests (group 1,3)
Due: Polemical Game

Thursday 5/19/11
Polemical Game Final Playtests (group 2,4)

Handout: Adaptation Game (and Reading List)
Handout: Adaptation Game Playlist
Due: Evaluations Polemical game (24:00)
Due: reading notes 6 (narrative)

WEEK 9-11 :NARRATIVE vs. GAMEPLAY – ADAPTATION GAME

Week 9:
Tuesday
Deriving new mechanics- possible?/ can we go beyond Genre ?
Narrative and games
Interesting adaptation Games

Adaptation Game design doc Presentations (group 1)
Due: Adaptation Game (Design Doc + Paper Prototype)
Due: Adaptation Playlist notes (24:00)

Thursday
Adaptation Game design doc Presentations (group 2)
Work In Class

Week 10:
Tuesday
In progress playtests (group 1,3)

Thursday
In progress playtests (group 2,4)
Work In Class

Due: Evaluations In-Progress Polemical game (24:00)

Week 11:
Tuesday (Finals Week FINAL)
Adaptation Game Final Playtests (group 1,2,3,4)
Due: Adaptation Project

FRIDAY MIDNIGHT
Adaptation Project Documentation
Due: Adaptation Project feedback forms

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