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COMP 207: Game Development and Technologies


Course Description

This course covers the methods and technologies used to implement and test video games. Students will continue the design process begun in Game Design and Development, with an emphasis on the software design and development, prototyping, and testing phases. Additionally, the course will introduce students to the various technologies (graphics, artificial intelligence, game physics, audio, and networking) and software tools used by game developers. This course may not be counted toward a computer science major. Prerequisites: COMP 10700 or COMP 17100. 4 credits. (S,Y)

Class Meeting Time

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
12:00pm-12:50pm
Williams Hall Room: 309

Thursday:
1:10pm-2:25pm
Williams Hall Room: 309

January 21, 2013-May 12, 2013

Instructor

Paul Dickson
Phone: x41599, off campus (607) 274-1599
E-Mail: pdickson-at-ithaca.edu
Office: room 401A Williams Hall

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday 10:30-11:30am
by appointment

TA: Christopher Kondrat
E-Mail: ckondra1-at-ithaca.edu
Lab Hours:
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm

Textbooks

Required texts: Please note that the book is available in electronic format from Packt Publishing at reduced cost.
Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials
Will Goldstone
Packt Publishing

Grading

Course evaluation will be based on students ability to learn course material, participate in class, and build games. Evaluation of comprehension cannot be made without assignments being turned in on time. Therefore assignments must be turned in on time. Late assignments receive a maximum of 50% and that only if turned in within 24 hours of the due date.

The breakdown of points within the class is:
40% Lab assignments
60% Final project
|-20% Game
|-10% Writeup
|-30% Milestones (Homework assignments)


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