Work in Word and PowerPoint at Home
To work at home, make sure to save or upload your work to your School OneDrive.
This document will show you how to access and edit your files anywhere online.
It will also show you how to install Microsoft Office (which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneDrive to your home computer.
Game Designer Project
Creating a Game Concept and Design Document
The instuctions for this project can be found here
The project files can be found in the class folder of Student Files
or can be downloaded as a compressed zip file here
Save any work created during the tutorial as: P4LastnameFirstname-[default name of file]
Make sure to place copies of all work in your Turn In folder
For this assignment you will be designing a game based on a movie.
PART 1 - Breakdown Movie - Due: Wednesday, November 8
• Watch the movie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
This movie was shown in class. It is also available for free on Netflix and for rent through many other online services
• List all of the different scenes (you do not need a lot of detail at this point)
• Choose which scenes will be cinematics (cut scenes) and which will be actual gameplay
• For the Gameplay scenes, determine what type of game you want it to be
PART 2 - Game Design (rough) - Due: Tuesday, November 28
For the Gameplay portions of your game:
• Describe how the gameplay starts (Scene, Location of assets, Action)
• List all of the Assets (objects, sprites, sounds, backgrounds, etc.) you will need
• Describe the gameplay (what the player is to do, consequences of actions, etc.)
• Describe what it takes to beat the level (Victory Condition)
Game Project - Asteroids
For this project, you will be using GameMaker Studio 2 to create an Asteroids-type game.
DUE DATE: Friday, October 20th
The project must be completed and turned in to your Turn In folder by this date. (I will be coming in that Saturday to collect and grade them.)
Click on one of the links below to access the tutorial videos.
All of the videos have now been uploaded.
When asked in the tutorial, save your game project in your OneDrive as: P4LastnameFirstname-Asteroids.
Links to tutorial videos:
Microsoft Stream - for use at home or on campus (requires sign in with school username and password)
YouTube - for use at home (no sign in required)
Link to image files
Corrections to Video 5 - Thrust Effect (timestamp 18:20)
In the Draw event of objThrust, add the code in red.
This code will keep the game from crashing if the ship is destroyed while thrusting.
draw_sprite(sprThrust,-1,x - room_width - objShip.SpriteSize,y);
draw_sprite(sprThrust,-1,x + room_width + objShip.SpriteSize,y);
draw_sprite(sprThrust,-1,x,y - room_height - objShip.SpriteSize);
draw_sprite(sprThrust,-1,x,y + room_height + objShip.SpriteSize);
Corrections to Video 16 - Laser pt2 (timestamp 23:45)
In the Draw event of objController, change the code for the Laser Healthbar as follows (it is on line 18 in the video).
This code will keep the game from crashing if the ship is destroyed while the shield is still active.
// DRAW LASER HEALTHBAR
Video Game Careers
The video games industry requires the cooperations of a wide variety of skilled people. There are many different careers available. Some common careers in the video game industry include: Programmers, Artists, Level Designers, Producers, Testers, Composers, Sound Effects Technicians, and Game Designers.
The following assignment is designed to help you understand some of the common video game careers available:
Part 1 - Research Report DUE: Tuesday, October 3
Using the Internet, find information on five of the game careers listed above
Using Microsoft Word, write a summary of each genre in paragraph form.
Include information such as:
• Job description - what they do (include other secondary duties)
• Recommended education/experience - education level, college major, work experience, etc.
• Pay range - highest and lowest pay for a person in this career
• Median pay - how much is the typical person in this career earning (not average pay)
• Median starting pay - how much is the typical person starting in this career earning (not average pay)
• Local job market - how many jobs are in this career are in the local area or state and are they hiring
• Expected growth - what will be the demand for this career in 5 - 10 years
Save document as P4LastnameFirstname-GameCareers (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)
Part 2 - Presentation DUE: Friday, October 6 @ 11:08
You will be assigned a game career to present.
Using Microsoft PowerPoint, create a presentation describing your assigned game career.
EXTRA CREDIT - In addition to the information listed above, find information about a person in the career and include a short biography of that person in your presentation.
Save presentation as P4LastnameFirstname-GameCareers (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)
Assigned Game Genres for Presentations
Zach Brown - Level Designer
Jashan Chawla - Game Programmer
Zach Courtney - Game Composer
Kiwon Emanuel - Game Tester
Sebastian Gomez - Level Designer
Abraham Hernandez - Level Designer
Seth Hird - Game Composer
Tyler Hoag - Game Designer
Tim Kelso - Game Producer
Ryan Linsacum - Game Artist
Matthew McClure - Game Artist
Matthew McReynolds - Game Artist
Edward Morales - Game Programmer
Anthony Mosqueda - Game Producer
Anthony Negrete - Game Tester
Anthony Nunez - Sound Effects Technician
Wolfie Oliva - Game Designer
Ethan Sanchez - Sound Effects Technician
Brodie Teed - Game Designer
Manuel Velasquez - Game Producer
Cameron Vick - Game Programmer
Emiliano Villa - Sound Effects Technician
Isela Villeda - Game Tester
Video Game Genres
Video games can generally be categorized into different types. As with other types of entertainment media (movies, television, books, etc.), each of these types is referred to as a genre. Some common genres in the video game industry include: Action games, Role-playing games, Adventure games, Strategy games, Simulations, Sports games, Fighting games, Casual games, God games, Educational games, and Puzzle games.
The following assignment is designed to help you understand the common video game genres:
Part 1 - Research Report DUE: Wednesday, September 13
Using the Internet, find information on five of the game genres listed above (include the one you were assigned to present-check the list below).
Using Microsoft Word, write a summary of each genre in paragraph form. Include information such as: Definition of the genre, some of the subgenres included, at least two games that represent that genre, and the reasons why those games represent the genre.
Save document as P4LastnameFirstname-GameGenres (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)
Part 2 - Presentation DUE: Tuesday, September 19
You will be assigned a game genre to present.
Using Microsoft PowerPoint, create a presentation describing your assigned game genre.
Be sure to include information such as:
-Definition of the game genre
-Sub-genres that are included in the genre
-Description of at least four games that represent that genre
-Why each of those games represent the genre
Save presentation as P4LastnameFirstname-GameGenres (note spelling, capitalization, and spacing)
Assigned Game Genres for Presentations
Zach Brown - Action Games
Jashan Chawla - Role-Playing Games
Zach Courtney - Adventure Games
Kiwon Emanuel - Strategy Games
Sebastian Gomez - Simulations
Abraham Hernandez - Sports Games
Seth Hird - Fighting Games
Tyler Hoag - Casual Games
Tim Kelso - God Games
Ryan Linsacum - Educational Games
Matthew McClure - Puzzle Games
Matthew McReynolds - Action Games
Edward Morales - Role-Playing Games
Anthony Mosqueda - Adventure Games
Anthony Negrete - Strategy Games
Anthony Nunez - Simulations
Wolfie Oliva - Sports Games
Ethan Sanchez - Fighting Games
Brodie Teed - Casual Games
Manuel Velasquez - God Games
Cameron Vick - Educational Games
Emiliano Villa - Puzzle Games
Isela Villeda - Simulations
Unity Project - Roll a Ball
In this project you will be using Unity to create a simple game in which you roll a ball around a field and collect objects.
To complete this project you will need to have Unity installed on your computer and have or create a Unity account.
A free version of Unity can be found here.
Watch the following videos for step-by-step instructions on how to create the game
(These videos can also be found on the Unity3D website here)
Save project as P4LastnameFirstname-RollGame