Entertainment Technology Software and Virtual Worlds


Teaching Staff: Karydis Ioannis, Panaretos Alexandros
Course Code: HY-710
Course Type: Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: 7th
ECTS: 5
Teaching Units: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab/Tutorial Hours: 2L
Total Hours: 4
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/courses/DDI107/


Short Description:

History and development of entertainment software (video games). The entertainment software industry today, types of games, user profile, available gaming platforms, business models and marketing. Internet and entertainment software, massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), economy and informal economy. Principles of entertainment software design theory, the development life cycle, the development team and specialties. Entertainment software programming, available tools, differences for each platform. Modern graphic techniques and artificial intelligence in games. Entertainment software engines. Development and management of digital content. Alternative applications of entertainment software. Social impacts, addiction issues and violence in video games. Virtual environment systems, virtual worlds, Immersive Environments, Desktop environments, Projected environments, Augmented environments, Autonomy – Interaction – Presence, AIP cube, space scene, virtual actors.

Updated: 16-01-2020

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