This session will explore as many of the following games as time and patience allow:
This session will refer to the following articles:
My dissertation, Level 101: A Video Game About Video Games, is a serious video game that explores, explains, and interrogates the video game medium along three distinct paths: video game history, design, and theory. This project is aimed at educating students about the video game medium, as well as encourage critical reflection on video games and the process of playing through them. In other words, it utilizes the digital medium of the video game to self-referentially engage with video games from a humanities perspective.
This presentation, then, will present the current state of Level 101, along with data and insights gathered from undergraduate students who have played through this demo. Data was collected in three ways (pre-play surveys; real-time play; and post-play surveys). Participants will be able to play through Level 101 in its current in-progress state, gaining a deeper understanding of the design components and processes of game development. Ultimately, this presentation hopes to showcase the ludic connections between game studies, digital humanities, and critical pedagogy through a playable methodology.
This session will refer to the following books/articles/chapters:
"Behold a Paleblood Sky" - https://splendorsvendor.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/behold-a-paleblood-sky/
"The Weird Science of Bloodborne" - http://ontologicalgeek.com/the-weird-science-of-bloodborne/
5/24 Heavy Rain
6/21 Mirror's Edge
6/28 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
7/5 Mass Effect 3
7/12 Prison Architect
7/19 Farming Simulator
7/26 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
8/2 Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Special thanks to Chelsea Ryan for co-hosting!
Wednesday, 9/18, 7:00-8:30pm
Dawn of the Final Day: Majora’s Mask and the Gothic presented by Jonny Thurston
Wednesday, 10/16, 7:00-8:30pm (cancelled)
Yomawari: Night Alone – Traditional Folklore and Contemporary Horror presented by Dan Fandino
Wednesday, 11/20, 7:00-8:30pm
Wednesday, 12/11, 7:00-8:30pm