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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 355 - Game Design II

Units: 3
Combining game design art, concepts, methods and authoring tools to create a variety of games. Students create art, use mechanics, build prototypes, design, and user test original games, individually and in teams using a range of authoring tools.

Prerequisites: ART 259.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Ideate, storyboard, schedule, budget, write a proposal for, and pitch an original computer game project;
  2. Create and optimize 2D,
  3. animated, video, and/or audio assets needed for a game project; 3. Identify algorithms associated with specific common and original game mechanics and behaviors and assess them for complexity, appropriateness, and feasibility for use in a project;
  4. Develop a software development cycle and schedule appropriate for creating, debugging, user testing, and modifying a finished digital game;
  5. Code specific game mechanics and behaviors as flexible, reusable modules; Combine code assets and visual and audio assets into a functioning game;
  6. Iteratively improve a game in response to bugs and shortcomings in mechanics and balance discovered in user testing;
  7. Professionally finish a game with titles, credits, and all assets as a complete, self-contained application.

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