Game Design Decal Spring 2024

Tuesday 04/09

Artist Critique will happen during class 🎨! For the rest of class, please make sure to show up anyways as you will get valuable time with your project group to meet in-person to discuss aspects of your project! 🙏

Thursday 04/11

Another work day for everybody! As a reminder, attendance for every class is recorded, so if you cannot make any class, please email the decal in order to be excused.

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Schedule

Week 1

Jan 23
LectureInfosession
LabLab 0
Jan 25
LectureInfosession

Week 2

Jan 30
LectureIntro to Unity
LabLab 1
ReadingGame Design Principles
Feb 1
LectureGame Design
LabProgrammer: Lab 2 / Artist: Lab 3
ProjectProject 1

Week 3

Feb 6
LectureGame Art Fundamentals
LabProgrammer: Lab 4 / Artist: Lab 5
ReadingGood Graphics vs Good Aesthetics
Feb 8
LectureFundamentals of Animation
LabProgrammer: Lab 6 / Artist: Lab 7

Week 4

Feb 13
LectureGame Loops
LabLab 8
ReadingPrinciples of Game Design
Feb 15
LectureUser Interfaces
LabProgrammer: Lab 9 / Artist: Lab 10
ProjectProject 2

Week 5

Feb 20
LectureGit Tutorial
LabProgrammer: Lab 11 / Artist: Lab 12
ReadingHow to Pitch your Project
Feb 22
LectureDesign Docs and MVPs

Week 6

Week 7

Mar 5
LectureAI Design
LabOptional: Lab 13
ReadingTeam Structures in Game Development
Mar 7
LectureGame Feel
LabOptional: Lab 14
Project Milestone 0: Game Design Doc

Week 8

Mar 12
LectureMusic and SFX
LabOptional: Lab 15
ReadingTips for Better Playtesting
Mar 14
LectureGuest Lecture

Week 9

Mar 19
Lecture Tutorial Design
LabOptional: Lab 16
ReadingInsightful Playtest Questions
Mar 21
Project Milestone 1: MVP Playtest

Week 10

Mar 26
Spring Break
Mar 28
Spring Break

Week 11

Apr 2
LectureGuest Lecture
Reading Accessible Controllers
Apr 4
Project Milestone 2: Alpha Playtest

Week 12

Apr 9
Lecture Accessibility
Reading AI in Gaming
Apr 11
Project Work Day!

Week 13

Apr 16
LectureBuilding and Publishing
Reading Tutorial Design
Apr 18
Project Milestone 3: Beta Playtest

Week 14

Apr 23
Lecture Guest Lecture
ReadingGamification
Apr 25
LectureCourse Postmortem
Project Milestone 4: Final Submission

Week 15

Apr 29
GDD Showcase