One idea that I want to incorporate into my value based game is racism. For my game I’m going to have character where something important gets taken from him my some group of talking animals. One of the animals though was not involved with taking his precious item and wants to help him get it back but the main character will be hesitant to accept his help and despise these animals but slowly start to become friends with the animals as they help him retrieve his item. Another idea I would like to incorporate in my game would be war…

The “art” game I decided to play is Cuphead. The way Cuphead works is that you play as the people who have cups for heads and you walk around a map like Mario and then you enter stages. Some stages are only boss fights and some are run n guns. Run n Guns are stages where you have to run through an area and shoot enemies and collect coins to reach the end of the area. And the animations are all hand drawn and flow really well.

“Critical play means to create or occupy play environments and activities that represent…

The game I chose is 1979 Revolution Black Friday. This game is interactive drama about the revolution that took place in Iran. This game tells the story of the revolution through its interactive narrative. You play as a photographer who has to photograph the riots. Every time you take a photo a picture from the actual revolution appears alongside your picture with a caption of what is happening.

“Games are a cultural medium, and like other cultural media, carry embedded beliefs within their representation systems and structures, whether the designers intend them to or not.”(181) 1979 Revolution Black Friday was…

Bioshock expresses political values through its narrative. Andrew Ryan wanted to make the rapture into a capitalistic society. He wanted to have very limited to none government intervention. He wanted to create a city where everyone could be free without the worry of religious, philosophical or government interference. The lack of rules for the city caused the citizens to go crazy.

“As a culturally relevant, procedurally replete medium, videogames offer a promising way to foreground the complexities of political issues without overwhelming the layperson.”(Bogost, Playing Politics). This statement is saying that people can play videogames and be exposed to some…

The glitch I chose is the giant chicken from Skyrim. This glitch impacts the aesthetics of the game because while you are walking in this medieval town you will come across a chicken that is twice your size. This ruins the medieval feel and just makes you laugh. This changes the normal experience you would have and makes it into something funny. This glitch is bizarre and will make you confused for a little before you realize what it is and start laughing.

“this represented a new (post-digital) approach to the creative exploration of glitch in its complex lineage.”. (113)…

A glitch is when you take a game, its mechanics and code and you manipulate it to break the game and get a result that is unexpected. Dark souls has good examples of this where you can skip and kill bosses by having them fall through the map. You can skip ornstein and smough by killing smough and fighting ornstein in the second phase. You can manipulate his movement by having him grab you by a wall and after you are thrown he will take a step forward and walk through the wall falling and dying instantly. …

A game modification I found is Kara Gut’s Intimacy mod for Skyrim. The mod does not change the way the game looks or anything but the mechanics are where it gets weird. The mechanic of the mod is a lovers mod but when a player tries to get intimate with an NPC they both launch away. This artist subverted the formal structures of the original game because they were aiming to break the game through the mod to show what modding can do intentionally or unintentionally. …

The mod that I chose is a different animation for 1 handed swords in Skyrim. This mod uses the creation engine to create a new animation. This new animation changes gameplay because it adds extra hits to a move that would originally hit once. This can change gameplay because now the damage you would only do once now is done three times. There is also a animation that adds a dodge so you can dodge attacks. This dodge makes the gameplay a little fast and more engaging cause now you have the active ability to dodge.

Mods are like parasites…

For this journal I played Red Dead Redemption 2 which uses the RAGE (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) engine. The RAGE engine is reusable and they use the engine for multiple things. The RAGE engine was used for Red Dead Redemption 2 and for GTAV. The engine gets enhanced after every game but it is still at the base the same engine. RAGE is one of the most influential for the way the engine allows you to interact with the game world.

“Carmack would remark later that it was a “really significant inflection point for things, because all of a sudden…

The game I am currently playing is Disco Elysium. Disco Elysium is an RPG about a detective who lost his memory and is constantly battling his own thoughts while trying to solve a murder. This game disciplines players that try to speed run through the game and not go around to find all the clues. This makes players take it slow and explore so that they can get experience points for finding clues so that they can level up skills. …

Leonardo Bentes

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