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Thur | 12:30pm to 3:00pm | Room 447
Matt Parker, Instructor
maddparker@gmail.com
Course Description
This will be a class exploring the challenges of creating digital games. We will explore the process of iterative game design and its relation to video game development through the creation of a few very focused game prototypes. Projects will be built in Processing, but the concepts discussed with be applicable to all digital game formats. We will go over how sprite sheets can be used to animate characters, different kinds of collision detection, level construction, and simple tricks that can make game elements seem intelligent. Final projects will either be playable via the web, Android devices, or as installation games. Finally, there will be discussions and guest speakers to explore games as culture and begin to explore their power and potential. Assignments will consist of readings, presentations, game playing and development.

Goals
By the end of this course, I hope you will have learned the following:

Grading
Attendance and participation 33%
Projects 33%
Final project 33%

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