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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 456 Q - Video Game Worlds (3 credits)

This course explores the concepts and methods of virtual worldbuilding and the use of environmental storytelling in modern 3D video games as a mechanism for creating immersive, interactive narratives. Throughout the course, we discuss these concepts through readings and interaction with modern 3D video games to explore how these concepts and storytelling mechanics are implemented. During the course, we will also get hands-on experience with game and virtual world building tools such as Unity, in preparation for designing and building our own virtual world stories/games for an in-depth, hands-on final project. This course may be repeated for up to six credit hours. F, S, Su.