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Unformatted text preview: DIG4713: Game Design Dr. Rudy McDaniel, Fall 2009 Semester Lecture 1: Welcome and Introduction Welcome n Course web site: http://www.dm.ucf.edu/~rmcdaniel/courses/dig4713/ or http://bit.ly/CBHJB n Discussion of syllabus n 5 Minute University for Game Design n Games are useful for more than just entertainment. Games can be artistic. n Games are complex, sophisticated media. Different schema allow us to interpret games through different critical lenses. n The two most important techniques in game design are iterative design and Can Games Be Art? Prose is an art form, movies and acting in general are art forms, so is music, painting, graphics, sculpture, and so on. Some might even consider classic games like chess to be an art form. Video games use elements of all of these to create something new. Why wouldn't video Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. RAY BRADBURY Salon.com, Aug. 29, 2001 Video games are bad for you?...
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