Gotta Go Fast!: What Makes Sonic Games Good?-Sept. 27, 2017

What: “Gotta Go Fast!: What Makes Sonic Games Good?”

When: September 27, 2017, from 3-4:00 PM

Where: CMII Conference Room #211, 25 Park Place, Georgia State University

Sonic the Hedgehog has been a mainstay of the video game industry since his introduction in on the Sega Genesis during the early 1990s. In this session, we will discuss the last 25 years of Sonic games and the design decisions and changes that have come along during that time period. In this session, our goal is to understand the relationship between game design, game platforms, and player expectations, all of which make up our cultural understanding of “good” and “bad” games. We will be playing Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Adventure, and the new Sonic Mania.