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ICT 723 Video Game Development Level 3

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Course Description

This final course builds on the programming, visual and game design fundamentals introduced in levels one and two, supports students in planning and developing independent game projects, and introduces students to the necessary organizational and programming skills involved in sharing their games on the web and on mobile devices.


Course Details

Students will utilize the Adobe Flash design program, ActionScript 3.0 language, and local servers to create and share their independently planned games.

The game development process the students will learn includes planning, designing, writing, adapting, testing, debugging, sharing and maintaining both the source code and graphic elements of video games.

For more information, please go to the Active Living Website.


Prerequisites

  • Video Game Development Level 2
  • Students must be at least 13 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Students must have strong math skills, strong typing skills (they must be able to spell) and a strong desire to learn a programming language.
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Delivery

Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face in a classroom.


Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Create thematically linked text, still images and animations for a game by utilizing design theory and appropriate design programs.
  • Use appropriate Action Script 3.0 classes (ex. Loader and SharedObject) to load, access and save game data in interactive productions.
  • Produce a game design document that outlines character, story, objectives, challenges, etc. by applying basic game design theory.
  • Organize and adapt game files for users to access through different applications and devices (ex. CD, web server, mobile device).

Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

This course is 60 hours.

Textbooks

No textbooks required.

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.


Prerequisites

  • Video Game Development Level 2
  • Students must be at least 13 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Students must have strong math skills, strong typing skills (they must be able to spell) and a strong desire to learn a programming language.
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Proficiencies

  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.


Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 723 - 004 Video Game Development Level 3  
  Summer 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM - 4:00PM
31 Jul 2017 to 11 Aug 2017
Number of Sessions: 9 Sessions
Hours: 54.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    575.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
  Section Notes:  

For more information, please go to the Active Living Website.

There are no classes scheduled Monday, August 7, 2017 in recognition of Heritage Day and the Civic Holiday.  
 


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