Teaching Video Game Genres        in SWC 200     Danielle LaVaque-Manty
“All the Games You Played Before”Genre and audience: Aplayer’s interpretation ofa game depends on theplayer’s experience a...
Genre-Blender: Puzzle Quest
Tile-Matching Game
Role-Playing Game
Genre-Blender: Puzzle Quest
All the Genres We’ve Played Before?• Role-playing (RPG)        •   Platformer• Tile matching             •   Music• First-...
Layoff
Genres We Write in for This Class?•   Blog posts•   Group game proposals•   Oral presentations•   Games•   Analysis of gro...
The Big Take-Away for StudentsSuccessful writing/creating in any genre requires  understanding audience expectations
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  1. 1. Teaching Video Game Genres in SWC 200 Danielle LaVaque-Manty
  2. 2. “All the Games You Played Before”Genre and audience: Aplayer’s interpretation ofa game depends on theplayer’s experience andexpectations
  3. 3. Genre-Blender: Puzzle Quest
  4. 4. Tile-Matching Game
  5. 5. Role-Playing Game
  6. 6. Genre-Blender: Puzzle Quest
  7. 7. All the Genres We’ve Played Before?• Role-playing (RPG) • Platformer• Tile matching • Music• First-person shooter • Sports• Third-person shooter • Time management• Tower defense • Action adventure• Real-time strategy • Hidden object (RTS) • MMORPG• Alternate reality (ARG)
  8. 8. Layoff
  9. 9. Genres We Write in for This Class?• Blog posts• Group game proposals• Oral presentations• Games• Analysis of group process
  10. 10. The Big Take-Away for StudentsSuccessful writing/creating in any genre requires understanding audience expectations

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