Foundations of Interactive Game Design

ISS 355S

Surveys history, technology, narrative, ethics, and design of interactive computer games. Games as systems of rules, games of emergence and progression, state machines. Game flow, games as systems of pleasure, goals, rewards, reinforcement schedules, fictional and narrative elements of game worlds. Students work in teams to develop novel game-design storyboards and stand-alone games. Exploration of the interplay between narrative, graphics, rule systems, and artificial intelligence in the creation of interactive games. Programming experience not required. Instructor: Young. One course. C-L: Visual and Media Studies 355S 

Crosslisting Numbers: 

VMS 355S

Curriculum Codes: 

ALPSTS