Games for Social Change

IDM 111
Union College
Spring 2010

Homework to prepare for class on Tuesday of week 5

Survey to evaluate team work

You should have gotten an email inviting you to complete a survey about the team work in your drama group. Please follow the instructions and fill in the survey.

Critique of interactive dramas

Read Chapter 11 (Game Mechanics Must be in Balance) from Jesse Schell's "The Art of Game Design".

Using the class blog: Analyze and critique your group's interactive drama in terms of balance. Balance is extremely important for games, and there are many ways in which a game can be out of balance. Lenses 30-46 are all concerned with balance. Pick two of those lenses and analyze to what extent your game was or was not in balance. Develop ideas for how the balance could be improved.