Category: Video Game Design 3

This week will be continue developing games for our annual in-house Video Game Design Contest.

Monday: Game Production / Progress check and goal setting meetings

Tuesday: Game Production

Wednesday: Game Production

Thursday: Game Production

Friday: No School – Good Friday

Tutoring this week: Thursday 8:10 – 8:45, and 12:45 – 1:15

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

Marketing your game and generating interest in your idea is very important to getting your game made.  To create interest in your game you are developing the one page game design document and your marketing centerpiece.  These two assignments will be combined in this summative grade as follows:

Game Marketing Summative (100 points)

  • One Page Game Design Document (40 points) – Due April 1st
    • 30 points – All required information included – See requirements here
    • 10 points – Creative and attractive design
      • Is it eye catching?
      • Is it easy to understand and read?
  • Marketing Center Piece (60 points) – Due May 10th
    • This will be something that will attract attention to your game.  It could be a 3D model, game poster, game box, video trailer, or other – check with me to make sure it will qualify.
    • More details to come on this later.

 

This week will be continue developing games for our annual in-house Video Game Design Contest.

Monday: Game Production / Progress check and goal setting meetings

Tuesday: Game Production

Wednesday: Game Production

Thursday: Game Production

Friday: Game Production

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

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

STAAR Testing this week:  Tuesday – Eng I, Thursday – Eng II

This week will be continue developing games for our annual in-house Video Game Design Contest.

Monday: One Page Game Design Document Due – Start Game Production – Set goals

Tuesday: Game Production

Wednesday: Game Production

Thursday: Game Production

Friday: Game Production

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

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

Friday is a UIL Gain / Progress Report – Make sure all of your work is in.

One Pager

The purpose of this document is to get the attention of others that you want to involve in the creation of your game.  This could be a game design studio or other people who you want to hire to help you make your game.  The One Pager is one page and needs to be eye-catching and interesting.  You want it to tell the basics of your game design in a way that makes people want to know more.

Below are two examples of a One Pager.  Make sure you include all the required information about your game.

Required Information:

  • Game name/title – use a good font
  • Intended game systems – PC and Android for our game
  • Target age of players
  • ESRB rating – Teen or below please
  • Summary of game’s story focusing on game-play
  • Unique Selling Points – 5 of them
  • Competitive Products – 2 or 3 – these are games that are like yours
  • Be creative and make this interesting!
  • Grammar and Spelling
Taken from the book Level Up by Scott Rogers.

Taken from the book Level Up by Scott Rogers.

Taken from the book Level Up by Scott Rogers.

Taken from the book Level Up by Scott Rogers.

The following assignments are all part of the Game Design Documents Summative grade:

  • Game Design Proposal 10% – Due 3/19
  • Character Sheet / Sketches 20% – Due 3/22
  • Written one Page Story 40% – Due 3/26
  • Story Storyboard 10% – Due 3/26
  • Level Design Map 10% – Due 3/28
  • Level Storyboard 10% – Due 3/28
  • Points deducted for not being on task / participating (max of 50 points)

One Page Written Story

  • Tell the beginning, middle, and end of the story of your game
  • Write as a narrative
  • This should be between one and two full pages
    • double spaced, 12pt font, normal margins
  • Correct grammar and spelling
  • Include a storyboard – at least one full sheet

Level Design Map

  • Show locations of all objects, enemies, pick ups, etc…
  • Include a map key listing all symbols
  • Storyboard the story of this level – one full sheet

 

This week will be continue developing games for our annual in-house Video Game Design Contest.

Monday: Story Work Day – Intro Level Design

Tuesday: Work Day – Level Design (One Page Written Story/Storyboard Due)

Wednesday: One Page Game Design Document

Thursday: One Page Game Design Document Work Day – Level Design Due

Friday: Presentation Overview – One Page Game Design Document Due

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

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

Welcome back to the last grading period of the year!

This quarter we will be developing games for our annual in-house Video Game Design Contest.

Monday: Intro to Video Game Design Contest / Start Game Design Proposal Assignment

Tuesday: Work Day – Game Design Proposal

Wednesday: Game Design Proposal Meetings / Approval

Thursday: Character Design / Start Story

Friday: Character and Story Design – Character Sheet Due

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

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

This week we will complete development of our mobile game focusing on adding touch controls.

Monday:  Mobile Game Production / Learning about touch controls

Tuesday:  Mobile Game Production – Building the game on the tablets

Wednesday:  Mobile Game Due – Play Testing / Grading

Thursday:  Certification Testing – Unity Certified Associate

Friday:  Wrap up all work for the grading period.

Please use your class time productively – you will lose points for being off task.  If you need help and/or direction, please talk to me.

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

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

3 Days until certification testing!  March 7th is certifying day – are you ready?

This week we will continue developing our mobile game focusing on adding touch controls.

Monday:  Mobile Game Production / Setting goals for the week

Tuesday:  Mobile Game Production – Adding Touch Controls

Wednesday:  Mobile Game Production – Adding Touch Controls

Thursday:  Mobile Game Production – Testing games on tablets

Friday:  Mobile Game Production – Modifying games to work on tablets

Please use your class time productively – you will lose points for being off task.  If you need help and/or direction, please talk to me.

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

Don’t forget Professional Dress Wednesday.

10 Days until certification testing!  March 7th is certifying day – are you ready?