Game Design I

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Game Design I

Recommended Grade Level: 11 - 12

Are you a gamer? Do you enjoy playing video games or coding? Does the idea of creating and designing your own virtual world excite you? If so, this is the course for you! Tap into your creative and technical skills as you learn about the many aspects involved with designing video games. You will learn about video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, necessary technical skills, troubleshooting and internet safety techniques, and even the history of gaming. And to top it all off, you’ll even have the opportunity to create your very own plan for a 2D video game! Turn your hobby into a potential career and go from simply being a player in a virtual world to actually creating one!

Credit: 0.5





Required Materials:

  • Internet access
  • Slide show program
  • Word processing program
  • Unity LTS Release 2017.4.0f1
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+, 8, 10, 64-bit versions only; Mac OS X 10.9+
    Server versions of Windows and OS X are not tested
  • GPU: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
  • Photo and video equipment
  • May be a digital camera, a phone with a camera, or a computer camera
  • Several (10-20) pieces of blank paper
  • Pencil and/or pen
  • Timing device (smartphone, stopwatch, or kitchen timer)

Optional Materials:

  • For students who prefer to complete activities/labs by hand: Poster board or butcher paper
  • Markers, crayons, colored pencils


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