Notes on the Game Development Process. Mark Claypool. Outline. Course description Game Development Components Stages of Game Development Projects. Class Description. ID 111x. THE GAME DEVELOPMENT PROCESS .
ID 111x. THE GAME DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.
This course discusses the process of game development. It examines the roles of different participants in the development process and how the technical development and the artistic development proceed in tandem. It also discusses the importance of testing and play testing, and how developers use the results of testing to improve their games. Students will be expected to develop games, or portions of games, using appropriate game development tools.
Recommended background: none.
(Time: weeks to months or even years)
Proof of Concept
(Time to build prototype and design document: 2 to 3 months)
Start of Development
(Time between milestones: about 2 months)
(Time to complete this milestone: 2-3 months)
(Time to achieve Alpha from last milestone: 1 month)
(Time to Beta from Alpha: 2 weeks)
(Time to Gold from Beta: one to two weeks.)
(Time to shelves from Gold: 1 to 2 months)
1) The Pitch
4) Game Design