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Programming & Games Development

INTRODUCTION

Programming, Games Development will explore a range of programming languages and game genres. In this elective you will write your own mobile game and use a range of editing techniques and digital drawing skills to produce a variety of sprite designs. We will look at occupations in the games industry and the future of gaming in Australia

Duration    1 Semester

Purpose

This elective aims to develop and extend a student’s skills in programming, with an emphasis on common programming constructs and the development of logical algorithms. It will also allow the students to explore a range of diverse skills required in the games industry.

Areas of Study

Skill development

  • Basic understanding of atleast two programming languages
  • 2-D and 3-D digital drawing skills
  • Presentation of information to an audience
  • Understanding of the games industry
  • OHS considerations

Outcomes:

Students will design a couple of projects that may include:

  1. A range of mobile device games
  2. A 3-d Digital landscape
  3. A range of sprite designs and other assets
  4. Presentations on various areas of the games industry

Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of design practices and complete all work outcomes to a satisfactory standard.

  • A Digital Portfolio of Mobile Games and Assets
  • Planning documentation
  • Games Industry Theory