Today
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)

Just checking in
Play this week: Card Hunter
Frasca: Narratology vs. Ludology
Examples
Discussion...
How are we doing?
Is everyone keeping up with Tumblrs?
Are we working on the first Analysis?
Any class related questions a...
Play time…
This week I want
you to play Card
Hunter, a free
web game.
Don’t spend any
money unless
you just have
plenty on...
Frasca
For today, you read a piece by Gonzolo Frasca
that spells out the narratology vs. ludology
debate. One of the argum...
Ludus
A Ludologist loves…
WHY?
Narrative…
… is easy to find in many games and impossible
to find in others.
For our example, I decided to go a little tow...
Where do you stand?
Which side do you fall on?
Are you Narratist?
Are you Ludologist?
What about, say…
For Monday…
There are four readings about psychology in
gaming. As you read, make note of which
concepts you are most inte...
Analysis of Play, Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Analysis of Play, Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Analysis of Play, Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Analysis of Play, Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Analysis of Play, Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Analysis of Play, Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Analysis of Play, Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
Analysis of Play, Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
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Analysis of Play, Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014

  1. 1. Today 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Just checking in Play this week: Card Hunter Frasca: Narratology vs. Ludology Examples Discussion– where’s the “middle?” Homework
  2. 2. How are we doing? Is everyone keeping up with Tumblrs? Are we working on the first Analysis? Any class related questions at this point?
  3. 3. Play time… This week I want you to play Card Hunter, a free web game. Don’t spend any money unless you just have plenty on hand and like that sort of thing. cardhunter.com
  4. 4. Frasca For today, you read a piece by Gonzolo Frasca that spells out the narratology vs. ludology debate. One of the arguments I have made about this particular reading is that in explaining the differences Frasca actually shows us how completely interwoven the two views are, but you’re free to reject that premise.
  5. 5. Ludus
  6. 6. A Ludologist loves…
  7. 7. WHY?
  8. 8. Narrative… … is easy to find in many games and impossible to find in others. For our example, I decided to go a little toward the “edgy” side of narrative theory.
  9. 9. Where do you stand? Which side do you fall on? Are you Narratist? Are you Ludologist?
  10. 10. What about, say…
  11. 11. For Monday… There are four readings about psychology in gaming. As you read, make note of which concepts you are most interested in. We’ll also take a break to look at some of the cool stuff you’ve posted to blogs.
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