Course Info

GAM 226: Fundamentals of Game Design

This course provides students a practical foundation in game design with a focus on concept development, design decomposition, and prototyping. Using game design theory, analysis, physical prototyping, playtesting, and iteration students learn how to translate game ideas, themes, and metaphors into gameplay, game pitches, and design documents. Students will analyze and recognize play that exists in important games, stories, and other media.

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 101
Class number: 12486
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: N/A
Section: 102
Class number: 12854
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 12335
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Instructor: N/A
Section: 402
Class number: 12336
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Instructor: N/A

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 901
Class number: 33621
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01007 at Loop Campus
Instructor: JJ Bakken | View syllabus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 22534
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 101
Class number: 33094
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 102
Class number: 33914
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 32772
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 32774
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 901
Class number: 32923
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01007 at Loop Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 501
Class number: 26493
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 22979
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: JJ Bakken | View syllabus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 101
Class number: 11547
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 16958
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 11369
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 11370
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 701
Class number: 11697
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00222 at Loop Campus
Instructor: JJ Bakken | View syllabus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 901
Class number: 30422
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01007 at Loop Campus
Instructor: JJ Bakken | View syllabus

Winter 2014-2015

Section: 801
Class number: 26630
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01007 at Loop Campus

Fall 2014-2015

Section: 101
Class number: 10425
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED

Section 401

Class number 10215

Meeting dates: 9/10/2014 - 11/25/2014
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Meeting dates: 9/10/2014 - 11/25/2014
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus


Section: 402
Class number: 10216
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00206 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 701
Class number: 10606
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00222 at Loop Campus

Spring 2013-2014

Section: 901
Class number: 30511
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00214 at Loop Campus

Winter 2013-2014

Section: 501
Class number: 20183
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Robert Schade

Fall 2013-2014

Section: 101
Class number: 11435
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Robert Schade
Section: 401
Class number: 11159
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 11160
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00206 at Loop Campus
Section: 701
Class number: 15701
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus

Spring 2012-2013

Section: 901
Class number: 35467
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00214 at Loop Campus

Winter 2012-2013

Section: 501
Class number: 24419
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus

Fall 2012-2013

Section: 101
Class number: 15815
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: ARTLT 00212 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Jose Zagal
Section: 401
Class number: 15203
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 15204
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00206 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Spring 2011-2012

Section: 901
Class number: 35519
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00214 at Loop Campus