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18-19 - GAME & SIMULATION FOUNDATIONS (S1) - PREWITT is a Course

18-19 - GAME & SIMULATION FOUNDATIONS (S1) - PREWITT

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Are you a gamer? Do you enjoy playing video games or coding? Does the idea of creating and designing your own virtual world excite you? If so, this is the course for you! Tap into your creative and technical skills as you learn about the many aspects involved with designing video games. You will learn about video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, necessary technical skills, troubleshooting and internet safety techniques, and even the history of gaming. And to top it all off, you’ll even have the opportunity to create your very own plan for a 2D video game! Turn your hobby into a potential career and go from simply being a player in a virtual world to actually creating one.

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: This course requires the use of free software that must be downloaded to your computer.  Therefore, in order to take this course, you need a desktop or laptop computer, because the required software will not run on a tablet or iPad.

PLEASE NOTE:  This course is segment one of a two segment course.  If you are taking this for your online course requirement, you must complete BOTH segments to meet the requirement.  Please sign up for segment two AFTER you complete segment one.

Segment 1 Units (This Course)
  • Unit 1: From Tut to Mario: A History of Gaming
  • Unit 2: What’s in a Game?
  • Unit 3: Game Pieces
  • Unit 4: Let’s Talk Shop About Game Mechanics!
Segment 2 Units (Sign Up for This Segment After Completing Segment 1)
  • Unit 5: Developing a Game Design Document
  • Unit 6: Narratology: Storytelling in Games
  • Unit 7: The Business of Video Game Design
  • Unit 8: Let’s Make a Game!