Week 5 - PreDigital to Pong

Week 5 - PreDigital to Pong - Who created the first video...

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Who created the first video game?
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S u r v e y    o f  D i g i t a l     G a m e s St. John. Colon Pre-Digital to Pong
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Term Differentiations Video Game Displays Raster or Vector graphics on a screen Computer Game Connected and operated by a computer system Digital Games/Electronic Games Encompass both Arcade Games Game designed for public commercial use
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It started with Pong… didn’t it? Most famous first video game is Pong NOT the first! We need to go back much farther and see the trends begun before electronic games
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Pre-digital Influences Field Games Board Games Card Games Parlor Games Role Playing Games Game Shows Role Playing Linear Media History Construction Sets Life - Habits – Socialization
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Board Games Oldest documented board game Egyptian Senet (3500 B.C.) Key Concepts Strategy Turn Based System Defined Rules Competition
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Other Types of Board Games Trivia Games Testing Knowledge Quick Reflexes Puzzles Problem Solving Pattern Recognition Chance Games Randomness Luck Toys Rock’em Sock’em Robots Battle Ship
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Common Board Game Influences Resource Management When to use and when to save Negative Feedback Losing the game Falling behind Mistakes Positive Feedback Winning the game Outplaying Opponents
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Card Games Classic Resources Bluffing Betting Memory Trading Card Games Collecting Resources Getting Rare, powerful resources Number based Battling
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Role Playing Becoming a character in the game Role Playing Games Dungeons and Dragons Conventions Creative Role Play Childhood Level House Cops and Robbers Pirates Theater Games
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Field Games Direct Influence Some games are directly based of field games, like soccer, basketball, and football Indirect Influence Competitive Play Goal Oriented Time Critical Score Critical
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Game Shows Reward System All or nothing Progressively better reward Player Interaction Player VS Player Player VS The Game
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Linear Influences Literature Pulp Novels Novels • Sci-Fi Fantasy • Adventure Manga Comics Film Live Action Cartoons Anime Music Influences Narrative in Games Linear Progression of Events
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History and Reality History Narrative Story War Themes Time Periods Reality Locations Characters Situations Unexplainable Events Chance Encounters
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Construction Sets Examples Lego K’nex A Sense of building something Creativity Freedom of Play Using given pieces to make something new
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Quick Note Everything we’ve mentioned influenced games All these are examples of things Raph Koster describes in his book Electronic games is dominated by a derivative
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