Schedule: CSE 4990 / 6990 Computer Game Technology

This schedule will be adjusted as the semester progresses.


Tuesday Class

Thursday Class


1 Jan 8, 10 (no class) Assign first game teams
Lecture: working in a group
2 Jan 15, 17 Lecture: intro to game design (no class — Ed out of town)  
3 Jan 22, 24 Assignment #1 out: gamelog a game of your choice
Lecture: defining game play
Lecture: play, the magic circle, and rules  
4 Jan 29, 31 Lecture: a game ontology
Assignment #1 due, by class time
First game due
Assign second game teams
5 Feb 5, 7 Lecture: game mechanics and genres Lecture: game structures and implications Section 01: Design Theory
6 Feb 12, 14   ♥ ♥ ♥
Lecture: narratives and objectives
7 Feb 19, 21 Game Presentation: Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii) Mid-Term Exam:
→bring a laptop!←
open-book, open internet
8 Feb 26, 28 Game Presentation: Guitar Hero II (or III)
Lecture: creativity
Game Presentation: Rayman Raving Rabbids (Wii)
Lecture: idea generation
Section 02: Design Process
9 Mar 4, 6 Game Presentation: Boktai: Solar Boy Django & Boktai 2 (Gameboy Advance)
Lecture: our cells, ourselves
Second game due
Assign third game teams
Article: Our cells, Ourselves
Mar 11, 13 (no class — Spring Break) (no class — Spring Break)
10 Mar 18, 20 Game Presentation: Portal
Lecture: designing
Game Presentation: Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)
Lecture: game concept
11 Mar 25, 27 Game Presentation: Audiosurf (PC)
Lecture: environment design
12 Apr 1, 3 I pity da fool...
Second game peer reviews due
Game Presentation: Need for Speed — Underground (Playstation),
Game Presentation: Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty (PC Strategy)
Game Presentation:
Mario Cart (Game Cube)
Lecture: level design
13 Apr 8, 10 Game Presentation: Gunstar Heros (Wii)
Game Presentation: Cricket
Game Presentation: Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3 (PS2)  
14 Apr 15, 17 Game Presentation: Tenchu III (Playstation II)
Game Presentation: Time Splitters III (Playstation II)
Game Presentation: MVP NCAA Baseball 2007 (Playstation II)
Game Presentation: World of Warcraft (online)
15 Apr 22, 24 Third game due: Teams 10, 11;
Class meets at the INST classroom
(Institute for Neurocognitive Science and Technology; 1207 Hwy 182 West; corner of Hwy 182 and Stark Road; in Premiere Radiology Building)
Lecture: character design
Third game due: Teams 12, 13, 14, 15; Class meets at HPC2 VERTEX
(At High Performance Computing Collaboratory;  2 Research Blvd)
16 Apr 29, May 1 (no class) Final Exam:
→bring a laptop!←
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Butler 103
Last modified: August 06, 2012