Game II
Play. Design. Dicsuss.

Game II

Game Design & Development II
CGR 200 Monday Spring 2018
Instructor: Morrison

Date/ClassLecture Description/NameLab PlanAssignmentDue
Class 1

1/23

-Class/Team Orientation

-Publisher Proposal Document

-Proof Of Knowledge

Team Jobs

Team Name

Meetings

PPD

Updates

Weekly SO

Email

GDG.com

Class 2

1/30

Team Dynamics*

Team Communication*

Team Dynamic

Exercise 1

PPD/POKWeekly

Assignments

Class 3

2/6

Game Design Document

Tech Demo

Management

Meetings

GDDPPD is due with

POK

Class 4

2/13

Semester marketing Plan

Brainstorming session

Review

Marketing

GDD/TD

Marketing

 
Class 5

2/20

Team Dynamic part 2

Team Communication Part 2

Past game ReviewsGDD/TD

Marketing

Marketing

Brainstorming

Class 6

2/27

Portion Team Review

FFP Lecture

Art meetingGDD/TD

Marketing

GDD

Tech Demo

Class 7

3/6

Marketing presentation PrepopenAlpha

Marketing

 
Class 8

3/20

Alpha lecture

GDD Review

 

Team Dynamic

Exercise 2

AlphaFFP Due

 

Class 9

3/27

Midterm on Game Design DocLabAlpha

Marketing

Marketing Plan
Class 10

4/3

Focus Group testingOmega MeetingAlpha

Marketing

Focus Group

Build due

Class 11

4/10

Beta LectureAlpha ReviewBeta

Marketing

Focus Group
Class 12

4/17

Public SpeakingManagement meetingBeta

Marketing

Alpha build
Class 13

4/23

Micro presentationTeam Dynamic

Exercise 3

Beta

Marketing

Focus Group

Build due

Class 14

5/1

Final Exam

Presentation Rehearsal

 

PresentationBeta

Marketing

Focus Group

Build due

Class 15

5/8

Marketing presentation

 

Presentation Beta

 

Course Syllabus

Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ

Course Goals

By the end of the semester, you will have you will have created a Beta version of a PC game or App game (pending engine use) title complete with instruction manual, box, and other associated marketing materials.  You will do this by acting, in some capacity, as part of a development team working through the various stages of a Game Development Cycle.

Course Outline

Contact Information

  • Email: rmorrison@islandofficials.com ; rmorrison@camdencc.edu (secondary email that I check occasionally) (recommended leave 1-2 day window for response).
  • Cell Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX leave a voicemail or text I will call you back as soon as I am able, please leave your name in the message.
  • Phone: 856-227-7200 ext. 4382 (Kim Reitano) you can leave me a message with Kim, which I will retrieve on either Monday or Tuesday only.

Office Hours:

I can meet by appointment only. Unless there is a special event this is the only time I am on campus. I can arrive prior to classes or after classes but you MUST set an appointment.

Textbooks:         Required:           

  • TBD

Highly Recommended:

  • Game Theory and Practice by Richard Rouse III (2nd Ed) (ISBN: 9-78155-62291-21)

Recommended supplies:

Engine proof of purchase required.

Flash Drive and CDR-W for multiple backups

Notebook for Notes (unconnected laptops acceptable)

PC/MAC for home use

TIME for your assignments and computer usage

 Attendance/Participation

Lateness will not be tolerated; there is a 3-4 minute window but do not make a habit of it, parking is a bad situation, so please be prepared for it. If you are late more than twice it will count as one absence. Any more than two (2) absences will result in failure of the course as is CCC policy, choose your absences wisely, if you are absent the day of an exam a zero (0) grade will be given for that quiz/exam.  Breaks should be taken based on need and will be given during class and attendance will be taken after breaks. Meals should be planned around class and breaks should NOT be treated as lunch/breakfast, no food or drinks are allowed in the lab. (Example: 1 absence 2 lateness=failure; 1 absence 1 lateness=safe; 4 lateness=failure; 3 lateness 1 absence=failure)

 Plagiarism/Piracy-The Jungle Book Clause

Students found cheating on exams or plagiarizing on documents will automatically fail this course. Any student caught using a piece of software or music illegally is also subject to automatic failure of the course as well as any actions deemed necessary by the college. Any plagiarism on the GDD will result in higher disciplinary action leading to but not limited to expulsion.

Content

All class projects should avoid topics regarding sex, religion and gratuitous violence and gore. If this causes uncertainty with your projects, please see me for clarification.

Grade Breakdown-Including but not limited to:

 

  • Productivity/Communication 33%
    • Class Communications/Productivity
    • Bi weekly Status Updates
    • Peer Productivity/Communication
    • Exams
    • Additional assignments
  • Attendance 33%
    • Class Attendance
    • Team Meeting Attendance
    • Event Attendance
  • Projects/Milestones 33%
    • PPD/POK
    • GDD
    • FFP
    • Alpha
    • Beta
    • Presentation

Grade Breakdown

  • A 100%-93%
  • B 92%-82%
  • C 81%-72%
  • D 73%-65%
  • F 64%-0%

Prod/Comms-You will be graded on your overall participation, productivity and communication as exhibited through your classroom participation, your REQUIRED Bi- Weekly Status updates that are to be finished each Wednesday and Sunday throughout the semester no later than 11:59pm and no earlier than 4pm the previous day (Windows are Tues-4pm to Wed 11:59pm and Sat 4pm to Sun 11:59pm). You will be required to communicate via text format what tasks you performed, what tasks you have planned and any obstacles you may have.  Your peers will also be holding each other accountable for productivity and communication on a weekly basis.  Exams and additional assignments will be factored into this grade as well.

Attendance-Your classroom attendance will be factored in conjunction with your REQUIRED team/section meetings that will occur a minimum of 17 times per semester, per student, 2 of which must have all team members in attendance (All Hands).  Please see below for more details. Any and all events that occur during your term will be factored in as well. Certain events on and off campus will give students an opportunity to make up points.

Project/Milestones-You shall be given detailed information on each of these areas as the semester progresses. All assignments are required to be turned in on the due date only. If the PPD is handed in late a zero (0) grade will be given, if it is not handed in by the following week the GDD will not be accepted (still resulting in a zero (0) grade resulting in a failing mark in the class for all team members). If the GDD is not completed you will be unable to give your marketing presentation and a zero (0) grade will result on the GDD and your final presentation resulting in a failing grade for the class.

 Extra Help/Appointments

If you would like to meet, I recommend that you set up an appointment at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise it would be best to contact me via email or to leave a message with Kim Reitano outside of my normally scheduled hours. Anytime I do have a class you may consider this to be an open lab for yourself pending space. Tutoring is available on the third floor of the library (http://www.camdencc.edu/tutoring/) 856-227-7200 ext. 4275.

Meetings

Meetings will be held by your section/team throughout the semester starting after the first class. Your team will be responsible for holding at least 2 team meetings and you will be responsible for attending a total of 15 section/team meetings outside of class throughout the semester. You as an individual will responsible for a total of 17 meetings to attend in the 15 weeks of the semester. These meetings are held for you to work as a group and you will be expected to work during these meetings. I will request that these meetings are held here on campus giving you the optimal chance for productivity.  Attendance will be taken at the meetings and the meetings must be scheduled for at least 2.5 hours.  The producer is responsible for setting the team meetings and agendas and the department heads are responsible for setting the section meetings and agendas. There will be weeks where doubled-up meetings to happen possible three meetings in one week. Your flexibility is necessary to make these meetings happen as they are imperative to completing your project and they do impact your grade. Meetings are not allowed to be scheduled on the same day as class.

Public Discussion-Also known as the Hample Clause

Any work involving class projects or activities (Attendance to events as a class or team) cannot be discussed in public and/or online areas or arenas without a review from your instructor. This includes blogging, FB updates and tweeting as well as posting on forums. The review process could be as little as a conversation or email but please do not do anything to discredit any student or professional ties with any outside affiliate to the college or the instructors. These relationships take years in some cases to develop and could be condemned with a sentence or a small statement. If you have a question in regards to this policy please ask for clarity.

 

Acceptable Use policy of Camden County College-The Mason Clause

http://www.camdencc.edu/oit/GuidetoAcceptableUseofTechBOOKLET1.htm

I would like to highlight the following from the policy.

  • Misuse of Resources

3.9 Use of e-mail, voice mail or other technology to harass, threaten, or disrupt classes is prohibited.

3.10 Viewing, mailing, or posting of pornographic material and/or use of profanity is not an acceptable use and may constitute harassment as defined by the College’s Sexual Harassment policy.

3.11 Certain facilities may have computing policies that prohibit all game playing.

3.12 Students’ use of resources in all computing facilities (such as the computer system, printer, compilers and peripherals) is restricted to the requirements of their specific class. Students’ use of all computing resources and facilities is not for commercial use.

3.13 Any attempt to intentionally circumvent system security, introduce a virus, use another user’s password, access confidential information, or in any way attempt to gain unauthorized access to local or network resources is forbidden.

3.14 The owner of a digital device (such as a laptop or PDA) connected directly to the College network is responsible for the behavior of users on that device and for all network traffic to and from that device. The owner may use that device on the College network; however, the use is subject to all of the College policies on the use of the network.

Please sign this contract and return this page to your instructor. Thank you.