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Wii vs braid institution

  1. 1. Understanding InstitutionsLesson Objective1. What is an institution?2. What are the differences between Wii and Braid?
  2. 2. Structure of the exam• 2 hours long• 30mins TV Clip• 45mins TV Drama answer • 50 Marks• 45mins Institutions and audiences: Video Games • 50 Marks
  3. 3. Section B• 50 Marks• Explanation/analysis/argument = 20 Marks• Examples = 20 Marks• Terminology = 10 Marks
  4. 4. Case Studies• Wii and Braid• PLUS loads of other games (B and above)• It will test your understanding of the following • Production/distribution/marketing/exchange/ audience consumption • The relationship between audiences and institutions
  5. 5. Institution
  6. 6. What is an institution? • A media institution is a company who is involved in producing, distributing and marketing the media.
  7. 7. The media productiontriangle
  8. 8. 2 minsMatch it upInstitution What they doDevelopers Works with retailers (shops, online) to make product available for the consumers to purchase. In the games industry the Publisher usually handles the distribution.Publishers Or ‘the audience’ - anyone that buys, plays, downloads games.Console Games are created by development studios comprised of softwareManufactur engineers, artists and programmers who write the code, create theers structure and animate the game making them playable for gamers.Distributor The companies that make the hardware, e.g. games consoles, that games are played on –specifically Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and, now that mobile phone based platforms are emerging, companies such as Nokia.Consumer These are companies that are responsible for the marketing and distribution of the game.
  9. 9. Match it upInstitution What they doDevelopers Games are created by development studios comprised of software engineers, artists and programmers who write the code, create the structure and animate the game making them playable for gamers. It’s these developers that are perceived as the ‘talent’ in the industry.Publishers These are companies that are responsible for the marketing and distribution of the game.Console The companies that make the hardware, e.g. games consoles, thatManufactur games are played on –specifically Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and,ers now that mobile phone based platforms are emerging, companies such as Nokia.Distributor A distributor works with retailers (shops, online) to make product available for the consumers to purchase. In the games industry the Publisher usually handles the distribution.Consumer Or ‘the audience’ - anyone that buys, plays, downloads games.
  10. 10. The process • Each distinct section is a media institution in its own. http://www.skillset.org/games/careers/article_3739_1.asp
  11. 11. The Job roles
  12. 12. Video Game ProductionCompanies• Sony• Microsoft• Nintendo• Sega
  13. 13. Braid Wii
  14. 14. Your Video gameName of GameWhere can you play it? Social networks Apps InternetPlatformInput deviceDevelopersPublishersDistributers and retailersGenreTarget audience
  15. 15. Wii1. Who are the developers? Lewis • Where are they based? • Who are they? • What other products do they own?2. What is the reputation of the developers? Emma and Paige • what are they known for world wide? • What sort of marketing do they have? Sophie3. What is the Wii’s USP?4. What are the Wii’s developers successes? Katie
  16. 16. Braid1. Who are the developers? Callum • Where are they based? • Who are they? • What other products do they own?2. What is the reputation of the developers? Tayla • what are they known for world wide? • What sort of marketing do they have? Lydia3. What is Braid’s USP?4. What is the Braid’s developers successes? Chris
  17. 17. What are the differences? Braid Wii
  18. 18. Wii Vs Braid Case Studies • Create a Wii and Braid portfolio • Type up your notes• Submit to showmyhomework by Monday 8th October
  19. 19. What are the differences? DLC SNS

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