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    DMS 462SEM - Game Design
    Lecture
    Game Design PAPE Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   22495   Enrollment Capacity:   17
    Section:   PAPE   Enrollment Total:   14
    Credits:   4.00 credits   Seats Available:   3
    Dates:   01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   M W , 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Room:   Cfa 242 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Enrollment Requirements
    Prerequisites: Pre-requisite: Juniors and Seniors only.
      Course Description
    Production course on the design of computer based games. Games are considered as a new art form and in order to create compelling games, students must be aware of the particularities of the form in both structural and aesthetic terms. Clearly the most important difference between games and other art forms are the interactive and interpersonal dynamics of gaming. However, game design draws on many other disciplines (writing, drawing, graphic design, architecture, and programming), and that familiarity with the assumptions and languages of these disciplines is essential for a game designer. Core issues of games design; What is a game? What is the nature of play? What makes good game play? What is the most effective use of sound and visuals in a game? How can narrative be used in games? And what are the roles of presence, engagement, and interactivity in games? Encourages experimental thinking about the boundaries and possibilities of computer games. Students work in teams to produce a series of short games projects. Focuses on creativity and experimentation. Thorough, hands-on grounding in the process of game design. from conception to play-testing, and fosters the skills required to produce, examine, and critique games. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.
      Instructor(s)
                 Pape, D E look up    
      On-line Resources
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