CSC4027Z - Computer Game Design

12 credits at NQF level 8

Entry Requirements:

Admission to BSc Hons specialising in Computer Science or Information Technology. Computer Graphics at third year level.

Course Outline:

This course will introduce students to the techniques and technologies used in designing and programming computer games and related applications. This course introduces high-level game programming concepts and practical game construction. By the end of the course, students will be able to design and implement simple 2D and 3D games. The course content include: appropriate terminology, methods, and tools for computer game development are introduced; fundamental algorithms for 2D game development; design and development of simple 3D and networked games; uncertainty and constantly changing gaming environments; and techniques for multiuser and distributed games. This is a practical course: students collaborate with designers and artists to produce a full games that builds on concepts covered in lectures.