Lecture & session notes

Slides from lectures and materials from hands-on studio sessions are posted here for reference after class. 

  • March 30: Introduction
  • April 1: Interactive Fiction
    Here is the source and executable for Twonky Island as presented in class. We highly recommend using inform-mode.el with gnuemacs, for civilized automatic indentation and syntax highlighting it can save you a lot of time in catching silly bugs.
  • April 6: Writing fiction in Inform.
  • April 13-15: Gameplay Workshop (Marc LeBlanc)
  • April 20: Future of interactive fiction
  • April 22: Introduction to game AI
  • April 27: Flexbots
  • April 29: Terrain analysis
  • May 4: Introduction to world-building and scripting in Dungeon Siege
  • May 6: World-building hands-on
  • May 11: Dungeon Siege NPCs
  • May 13: Analysis of strategy games
  • May 18-20: Progress presentations
  • May 25: Analysis of The Sims
  • May 27: Analysis of simulation games
  • June 1: Impacts of computer gaming
  • June 3: Wrap-up

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