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Video Game Composition. Dwarf Fortress. Dwarf Fortress is a game where you control seven dwarves who must build an underground city and protect it from all manner of monsters and beasts. This game is another excellent example of different forms of composition working together.
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Dwarf Fortress • Dwarf Fortress is a game where you control seven dwarves who must build an underground city and protect it from all manner of monsters and beasts. • This game is another excellent example of different forms of composition working together. • First, let’s look at the game itself . . .
Dwarf Fortress • Sort of like looking into the Matrix, huh? • The game sacrifices graphical capabilities for the sake of complex game play. • Each game is different because the game generates maps randomly, and then creates 200 years of game history with random events, names, treasure, and other things.
The composition aspect • Unlike World of Warcraft, Dwarf Fortress is not an MMORPG. It is a single player experience. • The social aspect comes from the stories that players share with one another about their games. For example: the Dwarf Computer • And then, how he built it.
Stories • Fortunately, there are players who recount their stories through cartoons. Take, for example, the story of Bronzemurder. • Let’s not forget the Dwarf Fortress Wiki
Then, of course, are the Youtube videos • Captnduck’s 40 part tutorial begins here • You can watch West123432 play the game!
Strategy guides • Game FAQs is a website that features user-created walkthroughs and tips for video games. • Essentially, this is amateur tech writing in practice. • Super Mario Bros. FAQs
Why we should care • When I taught high school, I had a student who couldn’t put together a persuasive essay, but he was able to make this video game on RPG Maker. • Students compose whether they know it or not. So, how do we utilize their interests in a way that is beneficial to the classroom?