Define a video game (What is it?)
Now you see why you were asked to go play a video game! And since it is fresh in your mind, we're going to see how video games add a new layer to the game construct. Pay particular attention to what is different between a simple board game and a video game.
Identify and explain the broad components of games as they pertain to the video game genre in order to be able to construct a scaffold for teaching this in your own classroom/environment.
Using your earlier, and by now revised and updated, definition component areas specified in the prior task, examine and analyze several different video games and:
- In a post to the task thread, identify the broad components that work
together to comprise video games.
- Discuss what you view as important characteristics that differentiate video games as their own genre?
- Select at least one other peer's contribution and evaluate it using the Peer Interaction prompt
Identify gaps in the work of your peers and reflect on their contributions as they apply to your own post/analysis. Remember that we are looking to expand our definition of games to include the unique characteristics of video games.
Things to think about:
Remembering our desire to be understood across cultural and geopolitical borders, please be very clear and complete in your explanations.