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History of Interactive Entertainment

  • ACN108
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This unit will examine how interactive entertainment has emerged from and been shaped by various cultures since recorded history. In the study of games and modes of interactivity, students will attempt to define the essential ingredients and the experience of play - as such, students are expected to play games and report on their findings. The unit considers what can be learned from the iconography, technical design and modes of play associated with various games, and provide an opportunity for analysis of play through reference to key theories of game-play and 'game culture'. The unit incorporates game play from ancient times to the 21st Century, and includes examination of new handheld... -- Course Website

Instructor: R Woodcock

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