CT4005: Games Production

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CT4005: Games Production

Module Title Games Production
Module Code CT4005
Module Tutor John Moss
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module covers the core concepts of computer based game production for different genres including techniques for building levels, interfaces and interactivity. In addition project life cycle, game documentation and management skills will be developed within a team context. The module would be suited to a student in any ICT field who wishes to obtain an understanding of the development requirements for computer based game design as well as gaining practical experience of working in teams to produce a game from a client brief.

Indicative Syllabus

Topics will include: Genres and game play, principles of game design, storyboards, interface design, developing characters, level design, asset management, tile maps, audio in games, documentation standards, project management, games for learning and development teams for games production.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. understand core game production concepts,
  2. comprehend the technical requirements of a specification for a game product,
  3. appreciate the need for constructing a structured representation of a game during the design phase,
  4.  recognise the benefits of working in a multi-disciplinary team when producing games,
  5. participate in a team to produce a prototype game from a client brief,
  6. use background research to establish criteria that evaluates their own work while using Harvard referencing to support said criteria.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Group work, other: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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