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Experimental Game Design (9750.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQG-CO (191404) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (191405) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQG-CO (178318) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (178319) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQG-CO (165507) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (164681) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (158776) - View

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This unit will examine contemporary game systems and how they relate to play objectives and player perception. Participants will develop an understanding of a range of game design strategies within a variety of game genres. Theoretical and practical knowledge learnt will then be applied to the creation of gaming prototypes that explore advanced concepts of game design and gameplay. This unit aims to enable participants to understand the theoretical and practical knowledge required to engage creatively in the production and art of game design.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Deconstruct and evaluate a range of games design strategies from a variety of genres and development generations;

2. Evaluate contemporary games development methodologies;

3. Design and create rapid prototypes that explore and test a variety of design theories;

4. Discuss and explain methods used to enhance experimental process; and

5. Critique own design prototypes and reflect on experience.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.





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