Video game development is an extremely challenging, highly technical, multi-disciplinary endeavor. This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of video game design and development. Students will learn how and be given the opportunity to create and demonstrate a simple video game.
Some of the topics covered will include;
- Video game history
- Current state of the industry; publishing models
- Copyright law & legal concerns
- Game theory
- Development pipeline
- Game engines & art asset creation software.
The course CSIT 291 Special Topics: Game Development will be offered for first time in Spring'12. If there is sufficient interest, it will be offered in the following semesters as well. The course does not have any prerequisites.