Homework Four

Assigned 4/15/03, due noon 4/29/03
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You will be assigned two works of interactive fiction written by your classmates. Your job is to play them and, based on your experience, provide feedback on them in two forms. Based on the reviews, some of the games and their evaluations will then be posted on the class web site for public download.

What you will write for each game:

1. The review.  The first part consists of a review, in the style that you might find in a typical computer game magazine.  That is, your target audience consists of other gamers – assume that they are familiar with the genres and the technology, but looking to you for guidance on which games to try.  Your readers want to learn more about particular titles, and your job is to elucidate which ones are worth playing, and why.

In each review, you need to:

Here are some of the issues you may find useful to address in your exposition (you don't have to address all of them, of course):

Each review should be around 500 words.

2. The tester’s report.  Now consider yourself to be part of the team building the game.  You’ve just been brought in, and have been asked to write up, based on your experiences playing the game, at least one half page of suggestions for how to improve the game. 

Please turn in all of your work as a single Microsoft Word document attached to an email message with the subject line above.  (If you don’t have Word you can turn in a text file or an HTML file, but they must be self-contained, i.e., readable without a network connection!)

Last edited 4/19/03 by KDF
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