This class was great. I think there was a great balance between playing games and learning, both about game history and what makes a good game. Definitely one of the things that got drilled into my mind is iteration, which is something that can somewhat translate over to other disciplines…

I’ve played Jackbox with friends before, and we usually stick with Drawful. It wasn’t until we started playing in class that I realized being an audience member was a thing! I experienced this for the first time when we played Monsters Seeking Monsters (which I didn’t even know existed)!

I…

Our goal was to create a 2d platformer about an astronaut who fell from its spaceship and needs to get to safety. As the astronaut, you jump between clouds, encountering enemy aliens along the way.

I am the artist and producer while Zach is the programmer and designer. As the…

I played a few games for this lab and invested more time on some than others. Two of those games were Canabalt and This Is the Only Level. They are the same in that they are both 2d platformers, but their genres differ.

After doing a quick search, I learned…

Game Description: Gain the most points by collecting your two assigned suits — Spades and Clubs OR Hearts and Diamonds.

Mechanic: set collection, memory

Play Log

Session 1

For this session, my partner, Ki, and I agreed to create a game with set collection as its core mechanic, so we…

As I scrolled down the archive’s internet arcade, my eyes immediately zeroed in on Batman, based on Tim Burton’s 1989 movie. Joker is one of my all time favorite characters, and I absolutely wanted to fight him.

Once I launched the game, the first thing I heard was the iconic…

Vanessa

Digital media student at San José State University.

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