Universität Wien FIND

053316 VU Game Design (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 03.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 10.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 24.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 31.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 07.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 14.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 21.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 28.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 05.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 12.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 09.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 16.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 23.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG
Thursday 30.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6, Währinger Straße 29 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

methods
* lectures about cultural, psychological, sociological and philosophical aspects in the context of games and playing.

* lectures about mechanisms of motivation for playing and learning.

* discussions about examples of very different games

* exercises: how to design games

* presentations and discussion of game ideas

content:
* why do humans want to play, specially children?
* game mechanics in connection to psychological dynamics
* how to create meaning in games
* players as identities in games
* cultural context of games

goals:
knowing how to develop innovative game concepts
knowing how to develop a technically simple computer game
knowing how to evaluate a game

Assessment and permitted materials

Students have to design and develop their own games in groups of two.
The quality of the games will then be judged with the involvement of the students.
Balancing is 50% students, 50% lecturer.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

* Students have to submit all game ideas
* Students have to keep the milestones in the development process
* Students have to present a fully playable game prototype
* An evaluation-process including the students leads to the marks. 50% students 50% lecturer.

Examination topics

Prüfung ist die Präsentation und Bewertung von produzierten Spielprototypen. Die wöchentlichen Termine sind unterteilt in einen Vorlesungsteil, einer Besprechung von Spielideen von Studierenden und praktischen analogen Übungen zum Entwickeln und Ausbalancieren von Spielkonzepten. Der Stoff ist diesen Übungen und Themen zu entnehmen.

Reading list

Johan Huizinga (Autor), Andreas Flitner (Hrsg.): Homo ludens. Vom Ursprung der Kultur im Spiel ("Homo ludens", 1939). Rowohlt Verlag, Reinbek 2009

Raph Koster, Theory of Fun for Game Design, O'Reilly Media; Second Edition edition (November 29, 2013)

Katie Salen, Eric Zimmermann, The Game Design Reader: A Rules of Play Anthology, The MIT Press (November 23, 2005)

Association in the course directory

Module: GD3 GAD

Last modified: Th 03.10.2019 09:27