The Aesthetics of Play Homework

In class, one of your classmates presented a video on the Aesthetics of Play. For each one (listed below) please come up with one game you know that delivers on that aesthetic. Then explain why that game delivers on that aesthetic in 1-3 sentences. Descriptions cannot just be “because it uses X,” explain yourself fully. In the end you should have 9 bullet points with a game and sentences for each bullet point.

If you want more of an explanation on any of them, you can check out the Extra Credits video linked below.

Note: You may not use any of the examples either of the videos use.

Aesthetics of Play

  • Sense pleasure
  • Fantasy
  • Narrative
  • Challenge
  • Fellowship
  • Competition
  • Discovery
  • Expression
  • Abnegation