Assemblies

Image drawn and photo taken by Ryan Song

For this side quest, I drew out a game progression diagram like a “select quest” screen in a game that represented all we have done so far. For how this class is organized, what I drew out could also be considered a timeline since our assignments have been organized in a fashion that represents quests from a game.

We have the main quests/assignments in the class shown as the main storyline of the game. Players must complete main stages to progress to the next stage, each with different purposes, playstyle, and lessons.

Following each main quest are the reflections for each, kind of like ending scenes that sums up what went on in the main chapter the players just completed.

 Aside from the main stages, there are also side stories, which are the side quests. Side stories are fun and interesting mini quests that gives players insights into extra information aside from the main story. These might lead to the main stories like how Gone Home Liveblog and Gris Liveblog is necessary before entering the Game Comparison essay stage.

The last main quest in line is the Final Portfolio and Reflection letter, serving as the final ending for the game. It sums up and polishes what has happened in the story line so far, makes sure the players reflect on what they have learned, and leads thinking of possible future fates.

Side Quest 10: Assemblies

Due: 11/29

Tag: sq10

For some unknown reason, the National Archives includes a document entitled Cocktail Construction Chart, which was created by the US Forest Service in 1974, showing recipes for a group of cocktails represented in the style of an architectural diagram.

For this week’s sketch, think about the work you’ve completed in this class and your own learning and thinking processes — then break all that down into component parts, represented in some sort of an architectural diagram like this one. I’m less interested in the quality of the drawing itself and more in your analytical ability to break down something complicated into a series of steps and to represent that as if in such a diagram. Think of it as a kind of telescoping.

Creating this diagram should be a key step towards completing your portfolio reflection letter (and I will encourage you to use the diagram as a key image in that letter). If you think about what you have learned this semester about yourself as a writer and reader, how can you represent that understanding as a single diagram, and how do the various pieces of writing you have done fit into that diagram to construct your vision? You might want to refer, once again, to the learning outcomes for this class as you you put together your assemblies.