CMS.998 | Fall 2006 | Graduate
Videogame Theory and Analysis


Lab sessions did not follow a concrete week-to-week schedule. The sessions were all student-led and consisted of a series of presentations that they gave on the games they were playing. Most of them played the games live and talked about them.

Lab time was also devoted to some student presentations on game analysis.

Game Analysis and Presentation Guidelines (PDF)

Discussion Forum

In addition to substantial in-class discussion, many conversations took place in an online discussion forum. Here’s two samples of such discussions.

What games are you playing?

Super Smash Bros. Videos

Games Played by the Class

Nintendogs (Nintendo® DS)

Civilization IV: Warlords expansion (PC)

World of Warcraft (MacBook® Pro)

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (XBox 360™)

Katamari Damacy 1+2

Everquest 2

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Game of the Year edition)


Bubble & Bomb by Nexon. In Chinese PaoPaoTang

Tales of Symphonia

Guild Wars Factions

Rival Schools (PS1)

Princess Maker II (PC)

Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

Psychonauts (PS2)

Bully (PS2)

Madden 07 Online

Civilization IV (Mac®)

Fable; Fable: The Lost Chapters (Xbox 360™)

Dungeon Siege; Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna; Dungeon Siege 2; and Dungeon Siege 2:

Broken World (PC)

The Suffering and its sequel, Ties That Bind.

Guild Wars Prophecies

Guild Wars Factions

Guild Wars Nightfall

Prince of Persia, potentially 1 and 2

Okami for PS2


Animal Crossing on my DS

Shogun: Total War

Company of Heroes


Animal Crossing

DS Cooking Mama

Dragon Quarter

WarCraft III

Old Mac games

Course Info
As Taught In
Fall 2006
Learning Resource Types
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assignment_turned_in Written Assignments with Examples