An introduction to the academic discussion of video games, designed to make game studies accessible to all ages.

“Go Northwest. A traveling entertainer is having some trouble getting into a locked shack…”

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Here is where you’ll find more resources and recommended readings:

Week 1 – Introductions and Video Game History

Week 2 – Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Maker

Week 3 – Final Fantasy VI and FFVII

Week 4 – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Breath of the Wild

Thanks for stopping by. You might like to follow this up with our courses on Ludology and Intertextuality. And for more on game design and coding, check out Camp Zelda.

An ongoing version of this course is also available. Jump in at any time.