Project 6: Create a simple game.
While computer-based interactive games (a.k.a. video games) have been a pop-cultural force since the arcade scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, in recent years video games have been recognized as a major emerging art form, poised to have as much cultural impact on the 21st century as cinema did on the 20th. The game industry is making Hollywood-sized amounts of money, with designers of the most popular games achieving a geeky sort of celebrity. Museums and galleries are offering exhibitions of “art games”, computer-scientists are beginning to treat games as technical objects worthy of serious attention, and in humanities departments around the world, games studies is a hot new topic. In short, something is going on, even if we don't yet know what it is or how to talk about it. What kind of game would you create? Create a simple game.