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[edit] DMS 462/562 - Game Design

[edit] Course Info

When: Monday/Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:50 am
Where: CFA 235

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


462 Syllabus
562 Syllabus

List of events, news, resources, etc

[edit] Assignments

[edit] Project 3 websites

[edit] Project 2 websites


[edit] Schedule

reading topics project games
Aug 28 Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQvWMdWhFCc
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Yut Nori, 9 Men's Morris, Fox & Geese, Oware
Aug 30 Chapter 1 Early board games project 1 assigned various commercial board games
Sep 6 Chapter 1 Early board games playtest project 1
Sep 11 Chapter 2 compare/contrast games Monopoly & The Landlord's Game
Sep 13 project 1 due

form teams for project 2

Sep 18 Chapter 6 Train teams Diplomacy
Sep 20 brainstorming playtest project 2
Sep 25 Chapter 7 paper prototyping
Sep 27 playtest project 2 Space Invaders
Oct 2 Chapter 3 players, objectives, procedures Mastermind, Scotland Yard
Oct 4 rules, resources, objectives playtest project 2
Oct 9 Chapter 4 Pirate's Code presentation Pirate's Code [1]
Oct 11 flow, dramatic arc project 2 due
Oct 16 Chapter 5 project presentations
Oct 18 systems & economies. Hamurabi
Oct 23 wargames; identifying systems Alexander
Oct 25 Chapter 8 prototyping tools; digital interfaces start project 3
Oct 30 Chapter 14 design documents; one-page designs [2] [3]
Nov 1 kanban boards playtest project 3
Nov 6 Chapter 9 playtesting Passage [4]
Nov 8 playtesting scripts playtest project 3
Nov 13 Chapter 10 formal playtest w/ outside recruits
Nov 15 functionality, completeness playtest review Darfur is Dying, Cockfight Arena, Johann Sebastian Joust
Nov 20 uncertainty
Nov 27 Chapter 11 "interesting decisions" The Artist is Present [5], Cookie Clicker [6]
Nov 29 sources of fun, fun-killers playtest project 3 Master of Orion [7]
Dec 4
Dec 6 links