C.W. Post Campus Long Island University
Class meets: Monday 6:15-850 pm DGD Game Lab HH 220
Office Hours: M/W 4- 5pm and by appointment
Narrative is an important framework for understanding how games create meaningful experiences for players. This game design course will investigate the intersection of games and storytelling through the study and creation of game narratives. It will look at the ways that games uniquely tell stories through their status as participatory, dynamic systems. Students will write analytical papers, game scripts and create playable prototypes using XHTML/CSS and HTML5. Course Objectives
- Introduce students to concepts of creating narratives delivered through digital multimedia: story development, character development, storyboarding, implementation of interface, coding.
- Learn the basics of designing effective interactive communication.
- Analyze the usability of digital storytelling.
- Provide a forum for discussion where students can learn from each other through the process of critiques and reviews.
NO LATE WORK IS ACCEPTED in this class. Students who have medical or family emergencies may be granted extensions if they provide paper documentation from a parent or doctor within 2 days of the due date.
You are fully grown. If you choose to throw away your tuition money by not attending class, that is your choice. Be advised that you cannot succeed in this class if you don't attend regularly.
Currently, there are several softwares available that will write your code for you. You should not use these programs for the work that you turn in in this class. You should assemble your own code and be able to explain every line of it. It is very easy for me to determine if a student is using software to generate the homework. For the purposes of this class, such use will be considered cheating. If you are unable to explain the code used in your assignment, or I can demonstrate that you did not write the code yourself, you will fail the assignment.
You are expected to conduct yourself with decorum in this class. Professionalism and integrity are essential to success in any field. If you haven't started yet, now is a great time to develop these fundamental attitudes and behaviors. Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated. Both are grounds for an Academic Misconduct report and a failing grade.
The production and discussion of creative work is a large part of this class. Any work or criticism that is offensive or that constitutes harassment of a racial, sexual, ethnic, or religious nature will result in a failing grade.
Mobile phones and pagers must be turned off before entering the classroom.
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