Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
08 May 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC G610 Computer Games,
BSC G612 Computer Games (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I610 Computer Games (Including Placement Year)
This module explores in depth the design of virtual worlds, taking in the motivations of the players and the techniques of the designer. Past, present and future virtual worlds will be discussed along with their design principles and theory. Discussions will include the relationship between real worlds and virtual worlds.
The aim of this module is to explore in depth the design of virtual worlds, taking in the motivations of the players and the techniques of the designer.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Discuss the past, present and future of virtual worlds.
2. Describe the design principles of virtual worlds.
3. Describe the theory of virtual worlds.
4. Discuss the relationships between virtual worlds and the real world.
. Past and present of virtual worlds
. Technical overview
. Design - the virtual world
. Design - the player character
. Player types
. The Hero's Journey
. The Real and the Virtual
. Virtual worlds as art
. The future(s) of virtual worlds
Lectures, Revision classes, Labs/discussion classes
20 hours of lectures, 2 hours of Labs, 18 hours of classes
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Assignment 1 - Hero's Journey
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Richard Bartle
School Office, email:csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Available via Moodle
Of 42 hours, 40 (95.2%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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