Week Date Topic Notes
01 10-Aug Some key terms Survey 1: What’s Your Platform
12-Aug Introductions
02 17-Aug Passage Survey 2: Streaming Services
19-Aug Narrative Architecture 1
03 24-Aug Narrative Architecture 2
26-Aug Game Space includes The Last of Us and space
04 31-Aug Dramatic Games
2-Sep Writing and Narrative Design
05 7-Sep Children of Men
9-Sep Frames and Games
06 14-Sep Character Roles and Goals “Interesting Characters” discussion due
16-Sep Performance Capture Last of Us video upload due
07 21-Sep Game mechanics 1
23-Sep Game mechanics 2 “Interesting Mechanics” discussion due
08 28-Sep Game mechanics 3
30-Sep Exam 1
09 5-Oct Theme 1
7-Oct Theme 2
10 12-Oct Genre 1
14-Oct Genre 2
11 19-Oct Ideology 1 GTA 5 video upload due
21-Oct Ideology 2
12 26-Oct Ideology 3
28-Oct Player experience 1
13 2-Nov Player experience 2
4-Nov Player experience 3 Player Experience response due
14 9-Nov Game communities
11-Nov Game communities
15 16-Nov Game design
18-Nov Game design
16 22-Nov TBD Game Analysis due; Red Dead video upload due
TBD Final Exam