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CS260-360: Video Game Design 1 & 2: (Continuing) Building Video Games from Scratch


Course Description

CS260-This programming-based course will teach students to design and build video games. Students will learn to conceive, design, and build game frameworks. They will also learn the basics of creating the art necessary for the game environment and how to define game play. By the end of the semester, each student will have built at least one video game that is ready to be played. Prerequisite: Students are required to have at least one semester of college-level programming in a high-level programming language, e.g., C, C++, or Java. This course satisfies Division I distribution requirements. PRJ

CS360-This course is the continuation of CS260 Video Game Design. It focuses on video game theory and active development of games whereas CS260 focused on the introduction of tools. Students will use their knowledge to lead groups of current CS260 students while actively participating in the development process. This course will also focus on development of games for the iPhone/iTouch platform. Prerequisite: Students are required to have taken CS260 Video Game Design.

Meeting Time

Tuesday, Thursday:
* 2:00pm-3:20pm
Adele Simmons Hall
Room: 126
September 8, 2009-December 10, 2009

Instructor

Paul Dickson
Phone: x5861, off campus (413) 559-5861
E-Mail: pedcs-at-hampshire.edu
Office: room 204 Adele Simmons Hall

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
by appointment
when door is open

TA: Cameron Kingsley
E-Mail: rck07-at-hampshire.edu
Lab Hours:
Tuesday 7:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00-8:00 pm
Saturday 3:00-4:00 pm

Textbook

Required text:
Fundamentals of Game Development
by Heather Maxwell Chandler and Rafael Chandler

Evaluation

Course evaluation will be based on students ability to learn course material and create games. Evaluation of comprehension cannot be made without homework assignments and the final project being turned in on time. Evaluations will be based not only on student performance on individual assignments but also on group assignments and with input from classmates. As with all Hampshire College courses academic honesty is expected, make sure your are familiar with the Hampshire's official statement on plagiarism.


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