Schedule

Week 1 – Introduction: You Must Change Your Game

EveryDayTheSameDream-Jump

Every Day the Same Dream (2009)

Tuesday 1/5

Thursday 1/7


Week 2 – Rethinking “Games”

dear.esther

Dear Esther (2012)

Tuesday 1/12

Thursday 1/14


Week 3 – Rethinking “Gameplay”

Gone Home (2013)

Gone Home (2013)

Tuesday 1/19

Thursday 1/21


Week 4 – Rethinking the Player

papers-please

Papers, Please (2013)

DUE: Game Studies One-Sheets (1/25)

Tuesday 1/26

Thursday 1/28


Week 5 – Narrativity & Simulation

cartlife

Cart Life (2011)

Tuesday 2/2

Thursday 2/4


Week 6 – The Problem of / with “Fun”

braid

Braid (2008)

Tuesday 2/9

Thursday 2/11


Week 7 – Games as Expression

Thomas Was Alone (2012)

Thomas Was Alone (2012)

DUE: Game Analysis (2/15)

Tuesday 2/16

Thursday 2/18

DUE: Exhibit Review (2/19)


Week 8 – Games as Culture

starseedpilgrim

Starseed Pilgrim (2013)

Tuesday 2/23

Thursday 2/25


Week 9 – Project Workshopping

Sword & Sworcery EP (2011)

Sword & Sworcery EP (2011)

Tuesday 3/1

  • Discussion: Eidolon & Terraria
  • Project Workshopping
  • Game Share 8: Crypt of the NecroDancer

Thursday 3/3

  • Discussion: Taking Games Seriously, Redux
  • Project Workshopping
  • Game Share 7: Pony Island

Week 0 – Critical Gaming

Eidolon (2014)

Eidolon (2014)

DUE: Game Commentary Projects (3/7)

Tuesday 3/8

Thursday 3/10


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