Games for Social Change

IDM 111
Union College
Spring 2010

Homework to prepare for class on Thursday of week 10
Final Presentations

The plan for the last class on Thursday, June 3rd is as follows:

  1. Get your game ready to run on three computers in the lab. (We will have to use the console computer as well.)
  2. Everybody plays at least two other games and reviews them. (See questionnaire below.)
  3. The groups present their game. (See below for more details on how to prepare for this presentation.)

Game reviews

This is the questionnaire that we are going to use for the game reviews in class next Tuesday. Notice that not all of these questions have a clear 'good' and 'bad' answer. For example: Was the game fun to play? We still believe that games can be successful as a social issue game although they are not fun to play because they affect the player emotionally in other ways.

Social issue and goals
A detailed look at the formal and dramatic game elements

Please write short comments for each of the following questions. Focus on the way in which these elements support the intended social issue goal of the game.

Game presentations

In your presentation, talk about the goals that you had for your game and reflect on the design and development process and the final product.

Your talk should be no longer than 5 minutes. So, plan it well, and avoid any rambling.