Analysis of Play, Wednesday Feb 5th, 2014

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Analysis of Play, Wednesday Feb 5th, 2014

  1. 1. Image by Ulric Weck
  2. 2. TODAY: 1)Icebreaker 2)Before we start with readings: what is a game? 3)McGonigal 4)Caillois 5)Juul 6)Our first analysis 7)Homework
  3. 3. Today’s Icebreaker: Who is your favorite video game character and why?
  4. 4. Form groups Like last class, I’m going to open a Word document. I want you to in your group define “game.” Then, send someone up to put your definition into the document.
  5. 5. McGonigal For today you read a small piece from McGonigal’s Reality is Broken, which was the summer reading for our first year students.
  6. 6. Goal: specific outcome for player Rules: limitations on how to achieve goal Feedback system: tells you how close you are to goal Voluntary participation: you choose to play.
  7. 7. Caillois 1. Free: you don’t have to play 2. Separate: basically magic circle 3.Uncertain: you don’t see where it is going… 4.Unproductive: you don’t make stuff 5. Governed by rules 6. Make-believe
  8. 8. Juul 1. Rules 2. Variable and quantifiable outcome 3. Valorization of outcome 4. Player effort 5. Player attached to outcome 6. Negotiable consequences
  9. 9. Our First Analysis To the web for the assignment!
  10. 10. An Activity 1.Form a group. 2.Look at our 3 definitions of a game from the readings 3.Look at the analysis assignment sheet 4.Craft a “game” rubric to complete the assignment
  11. 11. Read for Monday Read for class: Sherman (on Niihka) , Blackmon, and this.

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