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New Game Design Course this Fall

Erik Andersen will be offering a new game design course this fall, titled CS 4154: Analytics-driven Game Design. Students in class will design a game in Flash and distribute the game online. The purpose of the class is to collect and analyze player data, and use that to improve the quality of the game.

This course is based on a similar one offered at the University of Washington several years ago. The popular Flash game Hello Worlds was one of the games developed in that course.

There is currently no cross-list for information science; we are not going to be able to get approval for cross-listing in time for the semester start. Therefore, artists and designers are permitted to take the computer science course even if they do not program. Students wanting to use this course for design credit should contact the GDIAC director about submitting a petition.

We will make an announcement about how this course fits into the Game Design Minor later in the fall.

Date Posted: Jul. 7, 2014 | Permalink

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