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FILM 51 - Game Design Studio

This is the course guide for FILM 51.

Course description

This course explores how innovative games are created and what elements go into the design of a good play experience. Games, be they console, networked, mobile, board, or pervasive, provide a versatile platform for design thinking and media practice. During the course, students create a host of game prototypes that address social issues. Students study the process of making games while developing actual game ideas, prototyping, play-testing, and documenting original, innovative game plans in a design journal.

[Source: ORC/Catalog, 05/31/2022] Dist:TAS

In the Library's collections

The call number ranges vary for video and computer game design. One area is the Baker-Berry Cook Collection on Berry Level 3. The call number range is QA 76.575 through QA 76.76. Another section is GV 1469.15 through GV 1469.7 located on Baker Stack Annex A.

You can use one of these subject headings to start your research in the library's online catalog:

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book title(s)

Other library resource(s)

Finding scholarly articles & journal title(s)

Articles and other writings about games and game theory can be found in many publications. Our collection includes several titles which looks exclusively at Games. You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find articles or use the search box at the top of the page.

Internet resource(s)

Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.

Keeping up with the Gaming literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature in Gaming research? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's also available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.