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Presentation Robin Burke GAM 224 Fall 2005

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Outline About me Class association Resources Assessment Reaction papers Analysis venture Design venture Games and play Design Meaningful Play Choice The Magic Circle Systems Primary Schemas Rules Play Culture

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Me Helped make the new GAM degree Wrote the recommendation that empowered A&L credit for this class A long-lasting devotee of PC recreations from Space Invaders to Katamari Damacy But not a diversion designer via preparing or encounter Background in counterfeit consciousness to a great extent e-business and data recovery

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Contacting me Email is best I am not on grounds each day When I am on grounds, I am not generally in my Office hours Office: 453 10:30 – twelve M/W Wed. available time in the Game Lab interchange hours conceivable – simply inquire!

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Class Organization Studying recreations as composed frameworks as intuitive encounters as social ancient rarities Fun! Likewise, work Quite a touch of composing

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Resources: Readings Text Salen & Zimmerman, "Rules of Play" magnificent content We will draw intensely on the book (do the perusing) Chapters are short We will cover practically the entire book A couple of other online readings

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Resources: Game Play Game play materials deck of cards pair of bones paper and pencil convey to class! There might be unscheduled amusement play exercises

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Resources: Information Course site (keep running by me) address notes homework assignments quarter plan connections to readings Course On-Line website (keep running by CTI) homework accommodation joins grades

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Resources: Analysis Papers (shrunk by DePaul) literary theft checker all Analysis Papers to be submitted here More subtle elements later in the quarter

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Resources: Game Lab 9 th floor, Rm 920 CTI Game Lab Consoles XBox, PS/2, GameCube (XBox 360s when they deliver) PCs 10 (?) PC workstations A huge amount of diversions Open each day more points of interest Students doing coursework have need

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Assessment Quizzes – 10% Weeks 5, 8 and 11 In-class Activities – 10% Weeks 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 Reaction Papers – 20% Every week (counting forthcoming Monday) Analysis Project – 30% Three 5-page papers Weeks 6, 9, and 11 Design Project – 20% Main breakthrough due 11/21 (no last test of the year) Participation – 10%

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Reaction Papers Game syllabus Defender , Centipede , or Tempest Flash forms on-line MAME favored Grand Theft Auto 3 , Grand Theft Auto: Vice City or Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Half-Life or Half-Life 2 Katamari Damacy or We Love Katamari Any Zelda diversion Mario Kart Double Dash!! SimCity (any) or The Sims or The Sims 2 Sissyfight 2000 ( A disconnected multi-player amusement dispersed in class more about this one week from now Play one diversion a week present a one-page response paper

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Analysis Project inside and out investigation of one PC/computer game Three unique edges Rules Play Culture

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Analysis Project Milestones 9/14 (a week from today) Pick diversion 10/10 Rules paper 10/31 Play paper 11/14 Culture paper Hard duplicate in class and Submitted to

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Design Project Team venture Design another amusement Basic thought take a current diversion\'s "core mechanic" reuse it in another diversion in a totally new setting

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Design Project Milestones 9/19 Identify venture group (Drop date is 9/20) 9/26 Identify source amusement 10/19 Describe source amusement\'s center technician 11/7 Proposal for new amusement 11/21 5-7 page review of new amusement

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What to do now? Get the book on the off chance that you haven\'t as of now Get a deck of cards and a couple of bones Read the book Ch. 1-10 or more papers by Monday Play a few recreations Pick something from the amusement syllabus 1 st response paper due on Monday Start contemplating what diversion you need to study Start supposing about who you need to work with

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Games and Play What is this about?

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Why do we play? Numerous ways to deal with this inquiry transformative mental sociological social/authentic

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Why does it make a difference? On the off chance that we are going to break down and outline diversions we have to comprehend what they are really going after would we be able to plan without knowing why? In what capacity would we be able to assess something without having a premise?

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A Working Hypothesis Play is the activity of our physical and mental limits in a compelled, okay environment To play is to figure out how to show signs of improvement at something in a domain of lessened anxiety Evolution has wired us to appreciate playing so we work to ace aptitudes so we take in an ability in a protected situation before requiring it in a high-stakes one

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Requirements Play must be generally safe war is high hazard chess is okay Play must be obliged rules for what is and is not part of the amusement Play must give criticism generally no learning is conceivable

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Characteristics of Play unmistakably isolated from genuine essential results non-significant unreservedly drew in represented by settled upon guidelines Examples Tag, "House", "Cowboys and Indians" Chess, Monopoly, Old Maid Unreal Tournament, Sims G ö tterdammerung, Hamlet

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Play  Game Play as a feature of a diversion a football "play" Play exercises that aren\'t amusement like playing "house"

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Characteristics Game-like (ludus) Beginning and end Fixed tenets Central target Play-like (paidea) No amusement target Rules might be ad libbed and altered Paidea without ludus can appear to be pointless despite the fact that not generally (Sims) Ludus without paidea not fun

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Definition Game an amusement is a framework in which players participate in a manufactured clash characterized by standards that outcomes in a quantifiable result

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Design We will approach recreations from the outlook of configuration What do fashioners of amusements do? What do they think about?

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Designing a Game "Design is a procedure by which an architect makes a setting to be experienced by a member, from which meaning emerges." Designer individual or bigger gathering Context physical: spaces, objects non-physical: practices, rules Participants players potentially observers Meaning the connections amongst activities and results

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Meaningful Play Relationship amongst activity and result constantly display the nature of this relationship makes the play important We need to know how outline decisions make play significant

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Meaningfulness: Examples Discernability Game play is more significant if the achievement or disappointment of individual activities is discernable Otherwise it is difficult to figure out how to improve Integration Game play is more significant if player activities are soundly coordinated and adjusted to the objectives of the amusement Otherwise, the standards appear to be self-assertive

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Counter-illustrations Blindfolded Tennis players have customary tennis rackets, court and principles yet they need to play blindfolded Songball players play moderate pitch softball yet when a runner achieves a base, he/she should sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" before continuing to the following

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Choice Meaningful play comprises of important decisions little scale decisions that may indicate bigger ones Tactics singular activities and results Strategy the general arrangement of activity

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Decomposing decision State of the diversion what is the connection in which the decision is accessible? Decision affordance how does the player know what is conceivable? Activity system how is the player\'s decision imparted to the amusement? Comes about what are the consequences of the decision? Result expression how does the player know the outcome?

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Breakdowns of Interaction An amusement may fall flat since it doesn\'t oversee decisions well Problems what do I do now? affordance issue subjective decision comes about issue unforeseen disappointment expression issue

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Boundaries Distinction amongst diversions and other play exercises starting and end unmistakable condition of playing versus not playing Boundaries are essential "magic circle" Part of amusement configuration is to plan the amusement\'s limits when would you be able to spare?

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"Magic Circle" A diversion is characterized by its limits space: court, amusement load up, showcase time: amusement clock To play the amusement you enter the "real world" is barred When the diversion is over you leave true assumes control

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Entering the enchantment circle starts play The diversion framework grabs hold Objects inhere with their implications meant by the amusement rules Outside items are disregarded You embrace the "lusory" (player\'s) state of mind

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Lusory Attitude Playing an amusement requires a specific disposition eagerness to receive the guidelines ability to collaborate in keeping it "fun" readiness to acknowledge the experience as "just a game" Without the mentality play separates: "spoilsport"

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Example Monopoly To end up a player implies not taking from the bank it may fulfill the diversion\'s objective yet it is not part of the amusement not stopping/upsetting when losing keeps alternate players from playing not being pernicious a while later

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Boundary-testing recreations Some amusements challenge the enchantment circle Extend the diversion through ordinary life "Assassin" Force players to cooperate with non-players LARP Establish true results for diversion activities betting proficient games

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Game Design What does the originator plan? rules, yes additionally materials, requirements, limits The creator assembles a diversion framework an arrangement of significance standards are a section

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System We will regard amusements as frameworks

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Systems System a gathering of communicating, interrelated components shaping a mind boggling entire Components Objects Attributes Relationships Environment

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Important No one element of an amusement

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