Category: Video Game Design 3

We will be taking our end of the grading period test on Friday. Make
sure you review the following topics to prepare for the test:

  • How to move objects in a 3D game space
  • How 3D Physics and Collisions work (Triggers and regular)
  • How to setup a project for mobile devices
  • How to get input from the mobile device
    • Taps
    • Swipes
    • Accelerometer
    • Pinch
  • How to tell how many fingers are touching the display
  • How to apply touch controls
    • Taps
    • Swipes
    • Pinches

This will be your third summative grade for the grading period.

Ask me any questions you have before Friday

Any missing/redo work must be turned in by Thursday 10/17.

This week we will review for our end of grading period test and continue working on the Infinite Runner game.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Grade Infinite Runner Touch Controls and review for test.

Wednesday: PSAT/TSI Testing

Thursday: Review for test and start adding hazards to the Infinite Runner game.

Friday: Take end of grading period test – Early out day

Tutoring this week: Tuesday 12:45 – 1:15
Wednesday 4:00 – 4:45

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

This week we will continue to work on our Infinite Runner games.

Monday: Infinite Runner – Moving down the path and turning corners.

Tuesday: Infinite Runner – Jumping, multi-level paths, and side-stepping.

Wednesday: Infinite Runner – sliding/ducking

Thursday: Implement Touch Controls

Friday: Movement and Controls complete

Tutoring this week: Monday 12:45 – 1:15
Wednesday 8:10 – 8:45 , 4:00 – 4:45

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

This week you will demonstrate your completed Rollerball Game. Then we will start designing and creating an Infinite runner style game.

Monday: Complete your Rollerball Game.

Tuesday: Demonstrate your completed Rollerball Game – Games graded. Setup Pocket Points.

Wednesday: Infinite Runner game introduction and breakdown.

Thursday: Create prototype level

Friday: Movement controls – left, right, jump, duck, strafe right, strafe left

UIL Grade Check this weekend – make sure your grades are where they need to be!

Tutoring this week: Tuesday 12:45 – 1:15
Wednesday 8:10 – 8:45 , 4:00 – 4:45

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

This week you will complete your first summative grade by adding three new features in a new level of the Rollerball game. See this post for requirements and rubric

Monday: Present group Rollerball games and introduce Individual Summative assignment.

Tuesday:  Get a copy of your group’s game on your computer and submit your level overview paper listing the three new features you plan on completing.

Wednesday: Implement your new features

Thursday: Implement your new features

Friday: Implement your new features

Tutoring this week: Tuesday 12:45 – 1:15, 4:00 – 4:45
Wednesday 8:10 – 8:45

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

You will create a new level for your Rollerball game adding in some new features. Keep it simple and make it unique. You will start by submitting a level overview for approval. Make sure you include the components, mechanics, goals, and any rules. Draw out a simple sketch of your game demonstrating the game play.

Requirements: Due Date: VGD2 Friday 9/27, VGD3 Monday 9/30

  • Your project needs to add three new features
  • Must include all features of the original and group Rollerball games
  • Include sounds
  • UI for important information (scores, lives, etc…)

Rubric:

  • 15 points – Level overview proposal submitted
  • 10 points – Menus and UI
  • 10 points – Game can be won, lost, restarted, and quit
  • 10 points – Sound effects included
  • 45 Points – Three new features implemented
  • 10 points – Game is balanced: fun/easy to play – challenging to win

This week we will finish our Rollerball game tutorial and you will start a group assignment to add new features to the Rollerball game.

Monday: Complete Rollerball tutorial and intro group assignment

Tuesday: Complete planning papers and turn in

Wednesday: Implement your new features

Thursday: Implement your new features

Friday: Present and grade group game assignment

Tutoring this week: Tuesday 8:10 – 8:45, 12:45 – 1:15
Wednesday 4:00 – 4:45

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

You will be working in your groups to add new features to the Roller Ball game.

Requirements

  • You will work in your ClassCraft group to develop three additions to your Roller Ball game.
  • These must be new features: Examples
    • Different objects to pick up that do something new
    • Powerups/downs
    • Hazards
    • New scoring mechanics – time, order, ect.
    • Any other ideas – check with me to make sure they will count
  • Write down your three new features and turn in one paper per group
    • Include all group members names
    • Describe your features
    • Get them approved by Mr. Page
  • Once your features are approved – work together to figure out how to implement them. 
  • Make a flow chart for each new feature and turn it in for approval.  All team members should be able to demonstrate and explain them to me.
  • After approval – start implementing the new features in your game.

Rubric – Formative

  • 20 points – All team members participated in the project and can explain how the new features work
  • 50 points – Written flowchart
  • 30 points – Three new features developed and implemented

This week will be continuing our tutorial on making a Mobile 3D Roller Ball style game.

Monday: Controlling the ball using the accelerometer

Tuesday: Controlling the ball with a swipe

Wednesday: Controlling the ball with a virtual joystick

Thursday: Adding collision objects / scoring points

Friday: Ending the game – play again and quit

Tutoring this week: Tuesday 8:10 – 8:45, 12:45 – 1:15, and 4:00 – 4:45

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.