Instructor: Lindsay Grace
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|Syllabus: Prototyping for Games||Course requirements, policy and schedule||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|
|Cinematics and Scary Moments||A collection of game trailers and cinematics to inspire. I also included a few scary moments in film.||10||HTML|
|Game Competitions||A few game competitions to consider. One is run by AI.||10||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|
|Game Demo Software||A few ideas for environments that are demo friendly for non-programmers.||2||HTML|
|Week 3 Reading||Selected reading on gameplay design and interface.||3||HTML|
|Project Management Tips||Game prototype technical management tips.||3||HTML|
|Rapid Game Development Demo||Demonstrations of 3 popular RAD game development applications||3||HTML|
|Tutorials: Unreal and SourceBased||Based on class interest, I have placed a few tutorials for the game engines selected.||3||HTML|
|Art Pipeline||Information about art pipelines and games||7||HTML|
|Game Presentations||A set of video links to help prepare for your game presentation.||7||HTML|
|Game QA||Game QA reading, video and jobs.||9||HTML|
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