Game Development

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This one-semester elective course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the process of game development. This course covers: the history of video games, types of early consoles, arcades, personal computers, and platform convergence; game and player goals, game genres, player motivations, and player demographics; story and character development, gameplay, game styles, and level design; game user interface, game audio, mobile and social gaming, and the different job roles in the video game industry; game development phases, the role of management in game production, and various methods used for marketing games; and the future of gaming, existing trends and possible directions in video gaming.