Games, First Discussion (Week 7)

1. Jason Rohrer, Passage

URL: http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/passage/

Special Instructions: I’ve included the files you need to download the game in a subfolder (titled “Games”) of our shared Dropbox folder.

Before or after playing the game, please read this 2008 article from the Wall Street Journal (which I’ve selected from a number of other public discussions of the game–a number of which are linked to Rohrer’s download site for the game):

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB120034796455789469?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB120034796455789469.html

Please also read Rohrer’s creator’s note:

http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/passage/statement.html

2. Sandy Baldwin, New Word Order

URL: http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/baldwin_basra.html

Special Instructions: Before playing the game, please read Baldwin’s essay found here (and also saved to the Games subfolder on Dropbox):

http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/baldwin_basra/irw_baldwin.pdf

3. Jason Nelson, Game, Game, Game and Again Game
URL: http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/nelson_game.html

Special Instructions: Before playing Nelson’s games, please read this interview from the Guardian’s website:

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2011/sep/13/the-meaning-of-art-games

I would also urge you to take a look at Nelson’s site for his digital poetry:

http://heliozoa.com/

4. Jason Nelson, This is How You Will Die

URL: http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/nelson_thisishowyouwilldie.html

Special Instructions: See above.

5. Jim Andrews, Asteroids http://poemsthatgo.com/gallery/fall2003/arteroids/

Special Instructions: Before or after playing the game, take a look at Andrews’s critical discussion of the piece here:

http://vispo.com/arteroids/onarteroids.htm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: