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Contents

[edit] DMS 462/562 - 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


462 Syllabus
562 Syllabus


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[edit] Schedule

reading topics presenter project games
Jan 30 Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQvWMdWhFCc
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Chutes & Ladders
Feb 1 Chapter 1 definitions of "game" Yut Nori, 9 Men's Morris, Fox & Geese, Oware
Feb 6 Chapter 2 History of boardgames
Feb 8 playtest Project 1
Feb 13 Chapter 6 Conceptualization / Brainstorming
Feb 15 Train form teams Diplomacy
Feb 20 Chapter 7 Analog prototyping Nuclear War
Feb 22 Chapter 7; Richard Rouse, "Focus" Analog prototyping, cont'd first prototype
Feb 27 Chapter 3, pp 55-74 Formal elements of games; multiplayer formats Lost Worlds
Mar 1 Chapter 3, pp 75-90 Formal elements of games Derek focus statement, playtest
Mar 6 Chapter 4, pp 97-108 Dramatic elements Joseph bibliography Space Invaders
Mar 8 Chapter 4, pp 108-120 Dramatic elements, cont'd Nathan playtest
Mar 13 Chapter 5, pp 127-142 Uncertainty

Systems

Bryan
Mar 15 Chapter 5, pp 142-156 Systems, cont'd Chris present Project 2
Mar 27 Chapter 8, pp 235-248 Digital prototyping Peter
Mar 29 Chapter 8, pp 249-264 Digital prototyping tools Oscar
Apr 3 Chapter 9, pp 271-282
plus sidebar 283-286 (A-N)
Playtesting Justin J
Apr 5 Chapter 9, pp 282, 286-304
(O-Z of sidebar)
Playtesting, cont'd Adam
Apr 10 Chapter 10, pp 305-318 Functionality, completeness, & balance Nicholas
Apr 12 Chapter 10, pp 319-334 Functionality, completeness, & balance, cont'd Justin G
Apr 17 Chapter 11, pp 341-354 Fun & accessibility Edmund Tactics II
Apr 19 formal playtesting
Apr 24 Chapter 11, pp 354-373 Fun & accessibility, cont'd Justin S
Apr 26 Stages of development (chapter 13), Documents (chapter 14)
May 1 game analysis - brief talks Bryan, Adam, Chris, Nicholas, Derek, Nathan, Justin G
May 3 game analysis - brief talks Oscar, Joseph, Peter, Justin J, Edmund, Justin S
May 8 game analyses Ashwini, Matt
May 10 links
May 17 final presentations