Instructor: Lindsay Grace
|Document Name||Description||Week||Printer Friendly|
|Syllabus Winter 2008||Course requirements, grades, et al.||0|
|Week 1 Reading||Introductory articles about the practical value of prototyping and how to get through a rapid prototype successfully.||1||HTML|
|Playable Demo and Prototype Samples||Samples of prototypes and playable demos at various stages and quality. Includes student work from AI.||1||HTML|
|Toys||A few sample toys and games to help you get creative. Play and think about game design potential.||1||HTML|
|Pitch Questions||A couple of questions to ask and answer when evaluating your game pitch.||1||HTML|
|Game Design Document Samples||GDD for two commercially produced games. Use these as a guide for what you will present at the start of week 4.||2||HTML|
|Concept Art Examples||Examples of quality concept art for several games by practicing game artists.||2||HTML|
|Game Statistics||Quality game statistics, these are useful in determining your games potential success and reporting its potential in your GDD.||2||HTML|
|Week 2 Reading||Paper prototypes: the low cost solution for design testing.||2||HTML|
|Digital Art Conversion Links||Some additional ways to convert your hand work into digital work.||2||HTML|
|Re-Intro to the GDD||A reintroduction to the content of a game design document. Includes templates and reading about game documentation. Suggested for all producers, art directors and programmers on your team.||2||HTML|
|Game Demo Software||A few ideas for environments that are demo friendly for non-programmers.||3||HTML|
|RAD Tools||Rapid Application Development tools help developers create prototypes faster. They shorten the development cycle oby simplifying the tech. Here are a few samples for you to consider. Please refer to in-class discussion as well.||3||HTML|
|Concept Review||I did some research for games related to your proposed concepts. Please review them for in-class discussion.||3||HTML|
|Week 3 Reading||Selected reading on gameplay design and interface.[required reading]||3||HTML|
|Game Interface Samples||A collection of videos for in-class discussion of game interface design. Feel free to review these after you have completed reading on interface design. Your GDD must include documentation on the UI of your game.||3||HTML|
|Enginge Tutorials||A few hand-picked web-tutorials to start you off on your journey with Unreal 3 et al.||4||HTML|
|Art Pipeline||Information about art pipelines and games||5||HTML|
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