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CP5604 - Advanced Game Design

[Offered in even-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Advanced Game Design links the experience of immersive play to the process of conceiving, designing and implementing a computer game. Areas covered include the principles behind the rules and play of games (e.g. mechanics, ludology, narratology) along with player centred design methods and processes and skills in designing for game development environments.

Learning Outcomes

  • to demonstrate effective communication, documentation and testing of designs;
  • to understand the underlying principles of games design, rules and play;
  • to understand how games function to create play experiences anbd social interactions;
  • to effectively design rules, play mechanics, balance games and integrate different modalities.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Journal - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Prototype - (40%) - Group.
Knowledge of at least one programming language and some knowledge of multimedia packages.
CP2020 CP2430 CP2412


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 49 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - lectures delivered online only
  • 24 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.