Dissect a video game (How does it work?)
So now that you have identified the components that comprise a video game, your challenge is to dissect a video game of your choice and find out what makes it tick. Some games can be extremely complex, others are far more simple, however under the hood they all share a common framework. Reverse-engineer your choice of video game and then isolate and describe each of its component areas.
Identify and explain the specific components of a common video game. Describe in detail the logic and rule structure responsible for the game experience.
In a post to the task thread,
- Select a video game and identify the specific components that work
together to comprise that game.
- Include a flowchart of the game experience.
- Select one aspect of the video game that you feel makes that game. Discuss its role and consider what effect its absence would have on the game.
- 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.
Things to think about:
A video game is more than the simple sum of its parts. The design of a good game brings those parts into balance, but a GREAT game has something more. See if you can discover what that is, and then apply it!