An Alternate Reality Game Useful for a 1st Year Game Design Course

An Alternate Reality Game Useful for a 1st Year Game Design Course

Colleen Stieler-Hunt, Lecturer, Game Design, University of the Sunshine CoastTrack 3 HIGHER ED

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Against The Authority is an alternate reality game (ARG) embedded in a first year, first semester, introduction to game design undergraduate university course at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The game is used as a pedagogical tool to further the learning outcomes of the course.

An ARG is a pervasive game that combines an interactive storyline with clues that advance the narrative as players solve puzzles and complete real-world tasks in collaboration with other players (Definition based on the IGDA Alternate Reality Games SIG, 2006). For an overview of the game, go to www.againsttheauthority.com/tour

This session will provide you with an overview of the game and course, information on how to access the game materials and customise them to make it your own, and share some of the lessons learned along the way.

Attendees will learn how they could adapt the alternate reality game, Against The Authority, to their own courses. Links to game assets will be provided.

Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 am
HIGHER EDUCATION