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Introduction to Game Development
M. Chow
Spring 2012

 

Course Introduction

 

Welcome to one of the coolest engineering courses in the country

State the obvious: you are here to make games

The goal of this course in one sentence: to learn how to design and develop a great game

 

About me:

"That" rule

Not fuzzy

 

Administrative:

Textbook

Contacting Me

TAs

Examples on GitHub

What you will need: Python, PyGame

 

What make this one of the coolest engineering courses in the country?

Project based; no midterm or final

Grading

What every engineering course should be

The one promise I will make...

I hope this will be the last time I will say the words...

 

What this course is:

Fun

Team-based

Design

Development

Dense

Interdisciplinary

A bit of everything in game dev

Build at least one complete game

 

What this course is NOT:

Flash

Strictly game design

Learn how to build a Facebook or mobile game

Startup boot amp

Game programming

Game theory

Game analysis

Graphics design

 

COMP 10

 

Roadmap

 

Expectations

To the skies

Alums (Gray, Koulouris, Hamilton, Rosenberg, Dopkeen)

 

What are you currently playing?

 

The State of the Union:

Interesting times

Development dynamics have changed

Trends

 Why study game development? It is hard!

Less innovation

Less value

Used games market

Deteriorating work environment