1. Play this week: Red Dead Redemption
2. Our readings for today: development and
3. Group activity: checking in, digging deeper,
4. Literal request time
5. Next class: we have options
6. Coming soon…
For this week, I’d like you to play some Red Dead
Redemption. As you do, I want you to think
specifically about two things: immersion and
culture/race/history in gaming.
This is a game that gets immersion VERY right,
and it does interesting things with cultural
history (sort of like GTA V, but in different ways)
Last week, I had you play Grand Theft Auto V.
Your responses were interesting, and mostly
positive. There are some go-to topics for GTA
games– violence, for example. On the next slide,
though, is a question someone asked me to
answer. I’ll tell you what I said, but first, I want
you to answer it.
Why are there no
in the GTA universe?
But with these
readings done, and a
few more days (and
some team members
back) are there any
Specifically: do we
have needs? I’m
going to work on
guidance with Unity.
But I need to know
what else I can
Things people have asked for
1) Sprites and animation
2) Examples of mobile games
made with Unity
And things to cover:
1) Some video game history
2) Dungeons and Dragons
Do we have more?
What is coming:
Next week, I’m going to give
you some historical readings,
and we’ll talk game history
on Tuesday. On Thursday, I
have a little something in
mind, but I need to see if I
can find the reading I want.
I haven’t seen it in ages.
I am going to attempt to
reserve the lab for some time
over the next two weekends
(I’m waiting for confirmation
that no one needs the room
What I’d like to do is a
series of D&D/tabletop game
sessions along with some
extended work time/help
I will have those weekend times confirmed.
I want you to vote. I have a quirky activity in
mind for Thursday, but if you’d rather have a
work day, we can either come in and work or we
can take the day off to work.
It’s up to all of you. As long as we all touch base
on Thursday, the day ‘s activity is your choice.
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