Course Info

GAM 424: Game Design Workshop

This course is an introduction to both the theory and practice of game design. Students will explore fundamental elements of game design and put these concepts to work in designing, prototyping, playtesting, and developing both physical and computer games. The course will cover formal elements of games, game dynamics, game narratives, and the dramatic components of games. Students will study the game design process including brainstorming, conceptualization, creation of design documentation, and play-testing. PREREQUISITE(S): none

Fall 2021-2022

Section: 701T
Class number: 7222
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00505 at Loop Campus
Section: 710
Class number: 18702
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: Online: Sync-Classroom link

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 701
Class number: 16181
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: Online: Sync

Section 701X

Class number 17823

Meeting dates: 10/10/2020 - 10/10/2020
Meeting time: Sa 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Location: MCGWS 00108 at Loop Campus
Meeting dates: 9/9/2020 - 11/24/2020
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: OLSYN CH000 at Loop Campus

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 901
Class number: 31100
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Instructor: Peter McDonald

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 401
Class number: 15198
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00212 at Loop Campus