You will be assigned to play a variety of open-source and free games, e.g. Passage.
In addition, in Fall 2021 you are required to play at least 2 hours of each of the following games, capture a 15-minute video sequence of your play from each, and upload these video clips to YouTube. The links below point to Wikipedia.
- Open game of your choice
- The Last of Us 1 (Naughty Dog) or The Walking Dead (Telltale)
- Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
Note that the videos must be captures of your play. Submitting footage taken from other sources will be considered academic misconduct.
If you don’t already have a YouTube account, you will need to create one for this class. You do not have to use your real name for the account, and you can set the videos to “Unlisted.”
(If designated “Unlisted,” your video may be accessed only by users who have the direct link to it. The video will not appear in your channel or in search results.)
The game of your choice can be any electronic game in any genre. The game does not not have to emphasize narrative. You will use this game for the Player Experience essay assignment.
Other Required Games
Your footage from the other three games will be used for the exams and for the Game Analysis project.
Other Games of Interest
You are not required to play the games listed below, but all will be referenced heavily in class. Links point to Wikipedia.