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Contents

[edit] DMS 462 - Game Design

[edit] Course Info

When: Monday/Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Where: CFA 242

Instructor: Dave Pape
e-mail: depape at buffalo.edu
Office: CFA 250
Office hours: Mon/Wed 11-noon, Tue 10-11


462 Syllabus
562 Syllabus


[edit] Assignments

[edit] Schedule

topics project games next reading
Aug 29 Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQvWMdWhFCc
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Chutes & Ladders Chapter 1
Aug 31 Definitions of "game" 9 Mens Morris, Fox & Geese, Mancala Chapter 2
Sep 7 Racing games Yut Chapter 6
Sep 12 Elements of games
Sep 14 Conceptualization Diplomacy Chapter 7
Sep 19 Train Cosmic Wimpout
Sep 21 Analog prototyping Chapter 3
Sep 26 Digital multiplayer games form teams Nuclear War
Sep 28 Structure of games Chapter 4
Oct 3 Uncertainty
Oct 5 Dramatic elements Space Invaders [1] Chapter 5
Oct 10 Wargames focus statement Alexander
Oct 12 Systems Chapter 8
Oct 17 Systems first prototypes Hamurabi [2]
Oct 19 Digital prototyping Chapter 9
Oct 24 Digital interfaces bibliography
Oct 26 Playtesting Colossal Cave Adventure [3], Lost Worlds Chapter 10
Oct 31 Practice playtest
Nov 2 Completeness & Balance playtest questions Chapter 12
Nov 7 playtesting
Nov 9 Team structures playtesting report
Nov 14 talks: Matthew (Pokemon), Rob (Overwatch), Waylon (That Dragon, Cancer)
Nov 16 talks: Devin (Bloodborne), Jake (Counter Strike), Alex (Mass Effect 2)
Nov 21 detailed status review
Nov 28 talks: Christina (Warp Shift), Quinn (Super Metroid), Yanzi (League of Legends)
Nov 30 talks: Svenja (Plants vs Zombies), Nate (Earthbound), Shane (Kanon)
Dec 5 talks: Harrison (Galcon), Alexandra (Waking Mars), Rachel (Coup)
Dec 7 links