Game History and Development
How did the game industry evolve into the eye-popping, genre-driven, electronic industry it is today? We examine the history of electronic games, the evolution of the computer and console market, and a host of today's most influential and significant games. Then we turn a critical eye toward testing games, learning to tune gameplay designs for increased playability and fun. As we play-test Beta versions of games to uncover and fix as many defects as possible, we'll also learn how to design effective tests, use bug database software, and interpret player feedback. Firsthand experience is invaluable when it comes to evaluating and tuning the strength of your own game designs.
Prerequisite: GDES.BS, GART.BS, EGPR.BS, MCRM.BS, CREM.BFA students only, or by permission of CCM division Dean
Not Offered This Semester