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Game Design 1 (TCH071)

Game Design 1 (TCH071)

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Quick Overview

With this course, students will learn about different video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, the technical skills necessary to design games, troubleshooting and Internet safety techniques, and the history of gaming. Students will even have the opportunity to create their own plan for a 2D video game! With the knowledge and skills students will gain in this course, they can take their hobby and turn it into a potential career.
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With this course, students will learn about different video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, the technical skills necessary to design games, troubleshooting and Internet safety techniques, and the history of gaming. Students will even have the opportunity to create their own plan for a 2D video game! With the knowledge and skills students will gain in this course, they can take their hobby and turn it into a potential career.

Course Outline

  • From Tut to Mario: A History of Gaming
  • What’s in a Game?
  • Game Pieces
  • Let’s Talk Shop About Game Mechanics!
  • Developing a Game Design Document
  • Narratology: Storytelling in Games
  • The Business of Video Game Design
  • Let’s Make a Game

System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows 7® or higher, 64 bit versions only; macOS 10.11 or higher.

Additional Information

Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

Courses Taught by a K12 Teacher

Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 4 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.

Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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To use this course, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection.  Some courses require additional free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.

Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Using  Mobile Devices with the Online School

Unfortunately, many portable devices do not support the software products required to run the Online School. These devices may include (but not limited to): Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Kindles, eReaders, and Andriod phones.

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.

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