Here we are… The final blog post.
First and foremost, yes, I did “read about games, write about games, play games and design games” and it was all connected. This class was the funnest class I’ve ever taken. The lectures were not boring, Instructor Morgan made funny remarks in class, and we got to make our own games. The textbook used for this class was also a great read with lots of interesting information. The MDA framework was the most interesting and valuable lesson of this class, in my opinion. Learning about all the different possibilities for game mechanics were really cool. I took this class as an elective because I have always wanted to work in the game industry. I even considered changing my major to game design, but I’m so glad that I decided to take this class as an elective first. Although I loved creating my own games in this class, I came to a realization that designing games just isn’t for me. It’s way more difficult than it seems and it requires a lot of patience, that I don’t have. I get anxiety when things take too long and creating games takes a LONG time. I can’t even imagine how that would be in the real world. Don’t get me wrong though. I still want to be in the game industry somehow, just not as a designer. Despite my realization, I appreciated this class and Instructor Morgan for making this experience a memorable one. Thank you!