Advanced Programming: Game Design & Animation

NCAA Approved?
Not Applicable
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Students completing the Game Design: Animation and Simulation course will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles used at every stage of the game creation process. First, game genres and modes of play are explored in terms of the psychology of incentives, motivation to play, and social networking. Next, virtual characters and non-player characters are reviewed from concept drawing to 2D and 3D art, rigging, and animation. Next, level design, storytelling, and animation are added to develop a virtual world around the characters. These same techniques are at work in training simulator systems, virtual shopping experiences, augmented reality, and a number of other important career options. In addition to writing computer code, students should also expect to engage in drawing, illustration, storytelling and character development in the course of utilizing game design and animation technology.

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