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CP5604 - Advanced Game Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business

Advanced concepts in design of computer games. Topics include game narrative, landscape and place in games, design of avatars and player interfaces, and issues associated with choice of game engines.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to develop game narratives;
  • advance understanding of the phenomenology of the game experience;
  • advanced knowledge of avatar design and player interfaces;
  • knowledge of game engines and the influence of their capabilities/limitations on development of a computer game.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Knowledge of at least one programming language and some knowledge of multimedia packages.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (30%); prototype and presentation (40%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (30%); prototype and presentation (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); assignments (30%); prototype and presentation (40%).

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