Interactive Fiction Schedule 17

All READING/PLAYING SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE CLASS UNLESS THE SCHEDULE INDICATES OTHERWISE. DOWNLOAD GAMES IN GOOD TIME TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN!

Module One: Hamlet on the Holodeck

Mon Aug 28  – introduction of syllabus and selves

Wed Aug 30  –

  • Read: Chapter One – Notes
  • Project Documentation: Luc Courchesne (at home)
    • explore/installations/landscape 1, 1997 (read, watch 17 min video)

Mon Sept 4 – LABOR DAY

Wed Sept 6 –

  • Read: Chapter Two. Presenters: Chris, Greg, Rachel
  • Play: Her Story by Sam Barlow  

Mon Sept 11

  • Read: Chapter Three, AI, Eliza. Presenters: Adam, Erica, Dylan
  • Documentation Michael Mateas on Serious Games with meanginful social content

*** BRING PACK OF INDEX CARDS **

Wed Sept 13 – Eliza workshop, AI  (room 242)

Mon Sept 18

Wed Sept 20-

  • Read: Chapter 5, Agency, constructivism, Presenters: Austin, Robert, Matt, Aaron
  • Play: Save the Date by Chris (need to replay often)
  • Play Deviant by Donna Leishman
  • Play Underbelly by Christine Wilk

Mon Sept 25 – At home assignment
1. Read : Interactive Story Structures at

2. Creative Exercise – DO the exercise here – there is no wrong way to do it! It’s an exercise to get you thinking! You may think about using the story structure ideas or not.

Wed Sept 27 

  • Read: Chapter 6, Transformation, Presenters: Charles, Feiyan, Christina, Nate?
  • WATCH: Lizzie Bennet Diaries by Hank Green and Bernie Su

Mon Oct 2

  • Chapter 7, Procedural Authorship, Presenters: Alex?, Brittany, Kevin
  • Discussion of Karen by Blast Theory

Module Two: Tools
during this module we will also be browsing through the interactive fiction resources, you will choose and extensively play one of the projects and report to the class on it during the third module. Homework during this time is threefold:

  • get up to speed with your tech of choice
  • plan your creative project on paper
  • choose and start playing a work of interactive fiction

Wed Oct 4 – HTML (room 242)
Starter Page – hello world
html5 and css from the beginning
HTML5 and css tutorials and documentation
– html, & video javascript tool

Mon Oct 9
Elevator Pitch descriptions of Project
Discussion of Planning Documents

Wed Oct 11

  • Twine – presenters (room 242)
  • inklewriter? – presenter
  • episodes?- presenter
  • Unity? – presenter

Mon Oct 16 – (room 242)

Wed Oct 18 (room 242)

Module Three: Presentations and Workshops:

Mon Oct 23 – Final Project Proposal Round Up – bring planning documents
Tech Q and As – Daniel Howe Projects

Wed Oct 25 – TBA

Mon Oct 30 -TBA (NOT 242)

Wed Nov 1 – TBA

Mon Nov 6 – TBA

Wed Nov 8 (room 242)

  •  TEST PLAYING first version of PROJECTS

Mon Nov 13 – TBA

Wed Nov 15 – TBA

Mon Nov 20 – TBA

Wed Nov 22 – FALL RECESS

Mon Nov 27 – TBA

Wed Nov 28 – TBA

Mon Dec 4 – Demos and Critiques – (room 242)

Wed Dec 6 – Demos and Critiques – (room 242)