Media Technologies – Digital Game Cultures
155 001 | CCN: 31089
Location: Dwinelle 188
Date and Time: TU, TH 10:00am - 11:29am
This class offers a broad introduction to the phenomenon of video games, focusing primarily on Western U.S. histories and cultural practices. We will investigate the relationship between play and games, learn how to analyze and practice basic game design principles, examine current events around issues of race, gender and inclusivity in the contemporary game scene, study cultural practices such as speed running and art games, and come to better understand the stakes of growing practices in e-sports and global game economies. In short, this course will transform the simple everyday pleasures of games into something new, complex, and unfamiliar.