Term: 2 Semesters
Accomodated/Modified Available: Yes
Video Game Design is a course designed to help students develop skills for planning, designing, and completing development of an original video game. These skills include outlining and writing a game story, storyboarding, level and objectives design, game mechanics, and character design. Students are also exposed to development skills, including use of pseudocode, decisions, algorithms, collisions, and other programming functions, as well as graphics, animation, and sound. The student will become familiar with the use of suitable game engines for creating their working video game. The course includes discussion to help the student understand the history of video games, as well as their genres. This includes discussions of game theory to help students understand audience expectations, control, and other aspects of game design. Students will be required to create an original video game and submit it for critique. In addition, students will be involved in playing and critiquing the games of other students, as well as critiquing existing video games. The student will be required to create and understand the purpose of a Game Design Document (GDD), an industry standard.
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