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Course Code: 
VCD 474
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
15
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
In this course within the framework of workshops from A to Z and team works, students design a creative, authentic game project that fulfill the need of game sector.
Course Content: 

Within the scope of the game design in workshop environment, in addition to story, character, item, map, reward and penalty structure, interface and level design are also made. Concept development, game strategies and implementation stages of the project are shaped by discussion with industry employees.

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 3-Special Support / Structural Examples, 5-Problem Solving
Course Evaluation Methods: 
C-Assignment, E- Project / Design

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Realizes a concreate and feasible game project within the scope of workshops. 2,10 1,3,5 C, E
2. Develops game strategies in the workshop environment. 4 1,3,5 C, E
3. Designs the implementation stages of game projects in cooperation with game design industry. 3,8 1,3,5 C, E
4. Designs creative and authentic game that meet the sector needs with the teamwork.  1,2,8 1,3,5 C, E

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Why do we design games?  
2 How can we design games? Game types and Game Environments, Digital Games, Casual (casual) Games, Game stories  
3 Team Work, Work division, Timing Flow, Game Map, Character, Object or Items  
4 Storytelling, Character Design and Animation  
5 Workshop I: Workshop with a game designer in Game Design Sector  
6 Game Draft, Report Preparation, Concluding Design Decisions  
7 Game Draft, Report Preparation, Concluding Design Decisions  
8 Mid-term  
9 Workshop II: Workshop with a game designer in Game Design Sector  
10 Level, and Interface Design, Character, Object, Item animations  
11 Award Criminal System Balance, Animations  
12 Workshop III: Workshop with a game designer in Game Design Sector  
13 Mechanism, Data Structures, Logic Structures, Artificial Intelligence, Coding  
14 Coding  
15 Coding  
16 Final Exam: Students’ Presentations  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Additional Resources - SCHELL, J., 2014, THE ART OF GAME DESIGN: A Book of Lenses, 2rd Edition, A K Peters/CRC Press

- KOSTER, R., 2013, THEORY OF FUN FOR GAME DESİGN, 2 editions, O’Reilly Media

- FULLERTON, T., 2014, GAME DESIGN WORKSHOP, 3rd Edition, A K Peters/CRC Press

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Tutorial video and written documents

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 40
Final 1 60
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.         X
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.          X
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.         X
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.         X
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.   X      
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.       X  
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience. X        
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.         X
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.       X  
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs.         X

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 23 322
Mid-term Exam 1 1 1
Final Exam 1 1 1
Total Workload     380
Total Workload / 25 (s)     15,2
ECTS Credit of the Course     5