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#ActualLegendre

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

From the info on the site it seems that there are no people who have designed successful games or design games as their full-time job among instructors. So it's difficult to tell if that course has any practical use in game design whatsoever.

Its a course on mathematics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory), not a course on game design (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_studies).

I am surprised they got professors to spend time to shoot videos on what is very very basic mathematics! A proper course on Game Theory should go through (at least a simple version of) the proof, via Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem, that every finite game has at least one mixed strategy Nash equlibria.

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Moderators should consider moving this to the lounge as "Game Theory" is not very relevant to game design. The word "Game" in mathematics is often confused with the colloquial meaning.

#1Legendre

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

From the info on the site it seems that there are no people who have designed successful games or design games as their full-time job among instructors. So it's difficult to tell if that course has any practical use in game design whatsoever.

 

Its a course on mathematics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory), not a course on game design (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_studies).

 

I am surprised they got professors to spend time to shoot videos on what is very very basic mathematics! A proper course on Game Theory should go through (at least a simple version of) the proof, via Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem, that every finite game has at least one mixed strategy Nash equlibria.


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