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Welcome to the last week of the 2017/2018 school year!  It has been pleasure to have had you all in my class this year.

Monday: Memorial Day – No School

Tuesday: Semester Exams 5th and 7th Periods

Wednesday: Semester Exams 1st and 3rd Periods

Thursday: Semester Exams 2nd and 4th Periods

Friday: No School – Enjoy Your Summer!

If you missed the Final Exam we took on Thursday last week – You need to take it on your semester exam period.  Follow the directions on the post below. Use the following test code:  PBB8GQUM

If you have any work you wish to be considered for grading, it must be turned in by the end of your semester exam period.

Test

Today you will take your test.  Please follow the directions to login and get started:

Go to Precision Exams

Click the Student Login button

Under new students click Register

Fill in all fields in the form and click register.

Now you will log in to the test.

Remember no phones, notes, website are allowed to be used on this exam – doing so will result in a grade of a 0 being entered into your grades.

Do your best!

 

 

This week we will be preparing for your semester exam which you will take on Thursday.

Agenda for the Week

Monday: Grading Project

Tuesday:  Semester Exam Review – Loops and Arrays

Wednesday:  Semester Exam Review – Binary and misc. topics

Thursday: Semester Exam

Friday:  Finals Schedule – 6th period’s last class

Tutoring This Week

Thursday  8:10 – 8:45 and 4:00 – 4:45

During lunch by appointment.

Please take the following survey from our Scholarship Lady here at the Career Center to help her improve services offered to you.  Scholarship Lady Survey

This week you will be adding theme and features to your game.  See the post below for all instructions, requirements, and rubric.

Agenda for the Week

Monday: Work day – Add theme and features

Tuesday:  Work day – Add theme and features

Wednesday:  Work day – Add theme and features

Thursday: Work day – Add theme and features

Friday:  Work day – Add theme and features – Last class day to work on this.

Tutoring This Week

Friday  8:10 – 8:45

During lunch by appointment.

Please take the following survey from our Scholarship Lady here at the Career Center to help her improve services offered to you.  Scholarship Lady Survey

Now that you have completed the base game by watching the tutorial videos you will add some new features and theme to your game.

Part 1 – Theme the Game

  • Where does your game take place?
  • Who is the player?
  • Make sprites for your objects and replace any that don’t match your theme
  • Make sure that your sprites match the theme of your game so the player feels like they are really in that setting.
  • You can use piskel to make sprites.

Part 2 – Add two new features to the game

  • Plan out 2 new features that you want to add to your game.
  • Write them down on the project worksheet(get one from me) and turn them in for approval and so I know what you are doing.
  • These can be new mechanics or components
  • Make sure they fit your theme

Scoring/Rubric

Summative Project will be scored on the following rubric (100 points possible):
Theme/Game Play – 25 points

  • Did you theme the game?
  • New sprites created by you so all objects in the game match the theme
  • Do all objects match the theme?
  • Do all the mechanics and components of your game match the theme and add to the players immersion?
  • Is the game fun to play?
  • Does the player know the controls and goals of the game?

New Feature 1 – 25 points

  • Does the feature match your theme?
  • Does it work correctly?
  • Was it approved by Mr. Page?

New Feature 2 – 25 points

  • Does the feature match your theme?
  • Does it work correctly?
  • Was it approved by Mr. Page?

Use of class time – 25 points

  • Time management is a key skill for people in the Video Game Design career fields to master – you will earn points every day based on how well you used your class time.
  • Did you stay on task the entire class period?
  • Did you get to work right away when class started (within the first 2 minutes)?
  • Did you stay off of games and videos?
  • Did you keep out of off task conversations?
  • Did you stay in your seat?
  • Did you work until the end of the class period (last minute)?

Project will be due on Friday, May 18 at the end of class. You will be showing me your game during class on Monday, May 21 for grading.

We will finish the video part of your game project this week.  If you are falling behind, please make plans to come to tutoring or work on your project at home if able.

Agenda for the Week

Monday: Work day – Video 10

Tuesday:  Work day – Video 11

Wednesday:  Work day – Finish Base Game

Thursday: Work day – Finish Base Game / Start next part

Friday:  Work day – Finish Base Game / Start next part

Tutoring This Week

Thursday  4:00 – 4:45

Friday 8:10 – 8:45

During lunch by appointment.

 

We will continue working on your game project this week.  If you are falling behind, please make plans to come to tutoring or work on your project at home if able.

Agenda for the Week

Monday: Work day – Video 5

Tuesday:  Work day – Video 6

Wednesday:  Work day – Video 7

Thursday: Work day – Video 8

Friday:  Work day – Video 9 – Progress check parts 5 – 9

Tutoring This Week

Thursday 8:10 – 8:45 and 4:00 – 4:45

During lunch by appointment.

 

Students – today you will begin to create your last game design project for the year!  You have a choice between two different projects to complete.  You will be working through these projects on your own at your own pace.  After completing the base version of the game, you will be adding more content (mechanics, components, rules, and goals).

Project 1 Asteroids

In this project you will be recreating the classic game Asteroids.

Find the video tutorials here Asteroids Tutorials

Project 2 Brick Breaker

This project will step you through the creation of a brick breaker style game like the classic Arkanoid or Brick Breaker.

Find the video tutorials here Brick Breaker Tutorials

Timeline for the Project

May 11 – The base game will be due (all parts completed from the videos)

To meet this goal you will need to complete at least one video/part per class period

May 18 – The re-theme / extension part of the project due

Grading

You will receive a weekly formative progress grade based on your completing parts of the videos and your use of class time.

Summative Grade – Project completed on May 11 – all parts/videos complete and working.

Summative Grade – Adding more content (mechanics, components, rules, and goals).  Due May 18.

 

Thanks everyone for participating in the judging/voting process for our in-house video game design contest for 2nd and 3rd year students!

Here are the results:

Overall

  1. RPG 2018 Edition by Jared Hankins and Colton Harvey
  2. Surge by Jonathan Frescatore and Robinson Browne
  3. Locked In by Patrick Whitehead
  4. Red vs Blue  by Jermaine Winn, Wesley Hicks, Noah Gardner, Jonathan McNeil, and Timothy Thomas
  5. Estrella Hero by Sharod Parker, Torrance Clarke, and Mark Ramirez
  6. MooD by Mike Lefever, Rimaro Pannell, and Billy Woods
  7. Not Mario by Caleb Riddle and Jeremy Morris
  8. Monster Survival by Zarien Butler, Alexis Hernandez, and Carlos Ortiz
  9. Neptoon by Ty’Quan Abson, Pheonix Blas, and Drake Dymond
  10. BulletNam by Xavier Berger, Ja Qori George, and Taylor Giese

Peoples’ Choice

  1. Surge by Jonathan Frescatore and Robinson Browne

Agenda for the Week

Monday: Introduce new projects and timeline for the rest of the year

Tuesday:  Work day – Project Setup – Video 1

Wednesday:  Work day – Video 2

Thursday: Work day – Video 3

Friday:  Work day – Video 4 – Progress check parts 1 – 4

Tutoring This Week

Thursday 8:10 – 8:45 and 4:00 – 4:45

 

 

Today we will be play testing game created by the Video Game Design 2 and 3 students.  We will be using your feedback as part of the judging process for a contest those students are involved in.

Please play the games and fill out the online form found here for each game. Game Contest Judging Form

You will find the games on your hard drive at C:\Video Contest Games 2017-2018.  Click on the Unity Symbol for the game you want to play.