The [course_title] course covers an interdisciplinary study of video games as texts from the cultural, educational, and social point of view in the contemporary settings.
In the course, you will learn about digital environments, games, Cybertexts, unwritten rules, cheating procedures in games, Immersion, agency, etc. The course also focuses on the types of players such as motivational players, Causal v. Hardcore. Apart from these, the course includes discussion on identity building, identity construction, Games Aesthetics, Fictional world, simulations, Games and Violence and more. By reading the contemporary literature about video games and by playing and analysing games, you will learn the practical knowledge about video games. No prior programming knowledge necessary.
This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.
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Course Credit: MIT
|session 1 Play||00:10:00|
|session 2 Play & Games||00:10:00|
|session 3 Digital Environments & Games||00:15:00|
|session 4 Cybertexts||00:10:00|
|session 5 Unwritten Rules||00:05:00|
|session 6 Cheating||00:05:00|
|session 7 Catch Up Class Agency/Narrative||00:05:00|
|session 8 Immersion||00:05:00|
|session 9 Types of Players Motivation||00:05:00|
|session 10 Types of Players Causal v. Hardcore||00:05:00|
|session 11 Identity Building||00:05:00|
|session 12 Identity Construction||00:05:00|
|session 13 Fictional Worlds||00:05:00|
|session 14 Narrative Spaces||00:05:00|
|session 15 a Simulations||00:05:00|
|session 15 b Performance||00:05:00|
|session 16 Persuasive Games/Values in Systems||00:05:00|
|session 17 Games Aesthetics||00:05:00|
|session 18 Formal Aspects of Games||00:10:00|
|session 19 Games and Violence||00:05:00|
|session 20 Game Journalism||00:05:00|
|Submit Your Assignment||00:00:00|
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