DPS937 - Game Development Fundamentals

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Subject Title
Game Development Fundamentals

Subject Description
High level game engines have become popular in recent years, as they allow developers to focus on designing a game and leaving much of the low level computing to the game engine. This subject will teach students the principles of game design, and give them the opportunity to create a game using an existing game engine. They will learn how to create and modify environmental effects, camera perspectives, AI behaviors and game types. Students will also learn about game design elements that make a game effective.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Professional Option for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Design, create and modify various game types 
  • Create game levels using a game engine 
  • Create effective environmental effects 
  • Create custom game logic and behavior 
  • Analyze and critique game and level design

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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