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Intermediate Video Game DesignStarting: 05/06/2019$319 20 Spots Open
20 Spots Open
Dates: Monday May 6, 2019 to
Friday May 31, 2019
TIME: 12:01AM to 11:59PM
Num. of Classes: 26
Course Num: U10.2-S19
Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This course provides a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. By completing this course, you can take the first steps into understanding game design and how it can be applied in your field.
One-month course May 6 – 31 / Average hours 16
Unit 1 – A brief history of Video Game Development
- Arcades & Consoles
- From PCs to Multiplayer
- Play a Game -Game Analysis
- Game Maker Introduction
Unit 2 – Player Motivation
- Geographics, demographics, and psychographics
- Who Plays
- Why We Play
- Game Maker Making Art: About Sprites, Objects, Rooms
Unit 3 – Platforms, Genres and Story Elements
- Game Application: The Audience
- Platforms & Player Modes
- Story Elements: Premise, Backstory, Synopsis, Theme, & Setting
- Character Archetypes & Character Development
- Game Maker: Programming Events & Actions
Unit 4 – The Production Process
- Documentation: The Game Design Doc
- Creating the Team
- Production Phases
- Game Maker: Your First Game
The objectives are to enable the participant to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of game design
- Acquire simple game programming ability
- Exhibit basic knowledge of visual art production processes
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Analyze popular games from common genres and develop an independent analysis of a specific gam
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of a game design document for games
- Advance an effective understanding of the various segments of the game development industry
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
- Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
- Have the option of accessing the online readings
- Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
- Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
- Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week. The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
- The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
- Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
- We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
- Please provide a separate cheque or money order for each course.
- Confirmation’s will be emailed at the time of registration.
- Full refunds will be issued for courses cancelled by Louis Riel School Division Continuing Education.
- Refunds are issued for cancellations made at the request of the registrant up to seven days prior to the start date of the course and are subject to a $10 administration fee. Refunds will NOT be granted for cancellations made fewer than seven days prior to the course start date.
Please contact the Louis Riel School Division Continuing Education at (204)237-8130 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The online classroom for this course is available from May 6 - 31, and this course must be completed within this time frame.