Video Game Culture and Theory
In the last decade, scholars have noticed the growing importance of video games among some areas of the population, as a form of storytelling, as a form of teaching, as a form of social commentary, and as a unique cultural practice. Their observations lead to the development of “Game Studies,” which critically examines the history and significance of video games.
This course explores the nature of “fun,” how “fun” is created and experienced by game designers and players, and how games reflect and shape the values of the culture in which they exist. —Syllabus – Video Game Culture and Theory Draft.