For your reference, please see the class syllabus to the right.
Love playing video games? Do you have an idea for the next great game? In Video Game design you’ll learn the basics of computer programming while exploring the tools and technology used to create various types of computer games including 2D, 3D, mobile, RPG, and even Kinect (body-controlled) games. We will experience the complex process of game creation from start to finish. No programming knowledge is required for the course; you will learn as you go.
In Video Game Design, students gain knowledge and skills in basic computer programming. Video Games are designed just like any other computer software; there is a set process that all software engineers go through. In this class we will explore this development process as well as the tools and technologies software engineers use to develop video games. In addition, we will explore the art of video game design. What makes a game fun? How do you make a game challenging but not impossibly frustrating? What is it that makes a blockbuster game?
In each unit, students will develop games in that platform following the software development process – starting at brainstorming and design all the way through testing.