Instructor: Lee Tusman
Teaching Assistant: Christian Gimber
Videogames offer an exciting mode of interactive storytelling driven by the programmed interaction of bits. In game design, students learn the basics of how videogames are developed, and explore how the medium has changed over its short lifetime. We’ll look at videogames as a mode of expression, playing and discussing games constructed by solo individuals and small teams, outside the world of commercial videogame companies. Students will use Stencyl, a free game-creation platform for creating 2D games that is easy to get started but allows deep levels of control so that students can ultimately create an entire game of their own design.