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Intermediate Video Game Design (UF)

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Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, and online and mobile games are projected to reach $111 billion dollars this year. Mobile games are the fastest-growing segment of the market as more and more people play casual games. By 2019 Price Warehouse predicts social and casual game sales will exceed traditional game sales.  In this intermediate introductory course you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. 

One month, Jean Haefner, instructor.
Agenda

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
  • - Marketing
  • - Game Maker: Your First Game

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Class Details

4 Sessions
Online 24/7

Location
NA - Online

Instructor
Jean Haefner 

CEUs : 1.6

 

Notice

Please read:  Online Course - You will be notified by email with classroom access instructions through UGOTCLASS before the class starts. If you don't receive your invite after the first day of your class, please email us at ncal@normandale.edu.

Tuition: 

$245.00


Registration Closes On
Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/1/2018 - 10/26/2018 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Jean Haefner 

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ncal@normandale.edu - 952.358.8343
Normandale Community College - Continuing Education

9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

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