Instructor: Lindsay Grace
|Document Name||Description||Week||Printer Friendly|
|GAD420 Syllabus Winter 2009||Prototyping course schedule and grading criteria|
|Week 3 Reading||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. A flashback from GAD120 and GAD116 :)||HTML|
|Game Jam Info||Info about the Chicago Game Jam, Gobal Game Jam||0||HTML|
|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|
|Students Samples and Class Overview||Examples of students work and an overview of the first few weeks of class.||1||HTML|
|Get Your Pitch Together||A couple of thoughts and resources about deriving a good game concept selling that idea to other people.||1||HTML|
|Game Design Basics||Some thoughts and reading about how to design new video games. Rollings and Adams, Crawford, the usuals :)||1||HTML|
|Week 2 Reading: Paper||Paper prototypes: the low cost solution for design testing. You will be creating and testing your paper games in class.||2||HTML|
|Paper Prototypes||Game Paper Prototypes and Pictures||2||HTML|
|Draft Prototype Software||Tools for building your idea in a few minutes.||3||HTML|
|Winter 2009 Paper Prototypes||Game Paper Prototypes and Pictures from Winter 2009||3||HTML|
|Game Interface||Some links related to game interfaces||3||HTML|
|Game Design Document Samples||Here is a range of GDD samples.||3||HTML|
|Platinum Arts Sandbox||Another, free, prototype tool you may want to consider.||4||HTML|
|Upcoming Game Contests||3 Upcoming game contests for you to consider.||5||HTML|
|Weekly Delta Form||Individual weekly delta forms to be completed before class and archived.||6|
|Media Design Document Information (MDD)||Information about authoring your Media Design Document. This is part of the in-class overview of the media design document and it serves as your reading for Tuesday night.||6||HTML|
|Game Art Reading (optional)||Some optional reading about game aesthetics and design||8||HTML|
|Game Presentations||A set of video links to help prepare for your game presentation.||9||HTML|
|Final Evaluation Form||Please complete this for our 1 on 1 conference||9|
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