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Game Designer Project

  • PluralSight Game Design Document 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

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  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    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)

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Game Project - Asteroids

  • 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

    Asteroid Game Images

    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.

    if instance_exists(objShip)
    {
    draw_set_alpha(image_alpha);
    draw_self();
    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);
    draw_set_alpha(1);
    };

     

    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.

    Under

    // DRAW LASER HEALTHBAR

    replace

    if instance_exists(objShield)

    with

    if instance_exists(objShip)

     

     

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Video Game Careers

  • 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:  ProgrammersArtistsLevel DesignersProducersTestersComposersSound 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

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Video Game Genres

  • Video Game Genres Project

    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 gamesSimulations, 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 McReynoldsAction 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

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