MART 581 Video Game Design

A WINNER IS YOU!

Welcome to the game design course.  Here’s a link to the syllabus and some other fun things.

Basic Info

Instructor: J.J. Shepherd
Office: Swearingen 3D11
Email: shephejj at email.sc.edu
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 12:00pm – 5:00, or by appointment.

Syllabus
Here!

Assignments

 Assignment  Due Date
 One Pager  SEPTEMBER 09 2013
Game Document   SEPTEMBER 23 2013
Weekly Reports EVERY FRIDAY FROM NOW ON
Beta Demo NOVEMBER 25 2013
FINAL DEMO DECEMBER 13 2013

Slides and Examples

12/9-12/13No ClassNo ClassFINAL DEMO 7:00 PM

 Week  Monday  Wednesday  Friday
08/26-08/30 What is a Game? History of Games Types of Games Part 1 Types of Games Part 2
09/02-09/06  LABOR DAY!!!  Beginning Game Design Pitch Day!
09/09-09/13 Game Documents and the Game Engine Making a 2D Game Part 1 Making a 2D Game Part 2 Game Source Part2
09/16-09/20 Making a 2D Game Part 3Game Source Part 3 Field Trip!
To the Digital Humanities Open House
Basics of 3D Game Design
09/23-09/27 Making a 3D Game Part 1 Making a 3D Game Part 2 Making a 3D Game Part 3Instructions for 1-3Code for 1-3
09/30-10/4 Making a 3D Game Part 4 Making a 3D Game Part 5 Making a 3D Game Part 6Instructions fo 4-6Code for 4-6
10/07-10/11 Making a 3D Game Part 7Instructions for Part 7Code for Part 7 Making a 3D Game Part 8Instructions for Part 8Code for Part 8 Making a 3D Game Part 9Instructions for Part 9Code for Part 9Additional Files
10/14-10/18 Making a 3D Game Part 10Instructions for Part 10Code for Part 9-10 Making a 3D Game Part 11Instructions for Part 11Code for Part 11Taco Day FALL BREAK
10/21-10/25 Learning 3DModelingFinished Model Learning 3DTexturingThe Texture! Learning 3DRigging and AnimationThe Model!
10/28-11/01 Workshop Day! Car broke down! Workshop Day!
11/04-11/08 Workshop Day! Workshop Day! Mocapping TutorialCMU BVH Database Workshop Day!Weekly Report DUE!!!
11/11-11/15 Workshop Day! Workshop Day! Workshop Day!Weekly Report DUE!!!
11/18-11/22 Workshop Day! Workshop Day! Workshop Day!Weekly Report DUE!!!
11/25-11/29 BETA DEMO DUE!!! THANKSGIVING BREAK! THANKSGIVING BREAK!
12/2-12/6 Workshop Day! Workshop Day! Workshop Day! Last Day of Class
12/9-12/13 No Class No Class FINAL DEMO DUE

12:30

In the classroom

Examples

One Pager Example – Robo Taco Bot and the Mystery of the Nile

Game Document Examples – Robo Taco Bot and the Mystery of the Nile

PROGRAMMING PRIMER SLIDES!

More Examples

One Pager Example – Amy Pond: The Girl that Waited

Game Maker Tutorials

Unity Tutorials

Unity Book

Blender Book

Blender Tutorials

Blender YouTube Tutorials

Blender 2 Minute Tutorials

Blender Hot Keys

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