Computer Games Development

Learning Intentions

  • Understand what a video game is

  • Understand and be able to research how computer games have developed over the years

  • We’re going to think about what it is we want to develop

Success Criteria

  • I can describe how video games have changed over the years
  • I can visually demonstrate how video games have changed using a game timeline that I have created

Starter task

  • Complete the checklist in front of you showing what you already know about games and games development. 

How is this course assessed?

Computer Games Development (CGD) is assessed by you completing classroom tasks. Some of these tasks will be really easy, but also some of them may not be as fun as you'd want them to be.

Ultimately, we are here to get you a pass in this course and help you learn to build some very simple video games.

Some of you may want to grow your skills further than just what is taught in the course, and for that you are encouraged to actively seek out tools to help you based on what you have already done in class.

Video games have changed a lot over the years...

In pairs, discuss why you think games have changed so much since 1972 when Pong was released.

Task

In pairs, discuss why you think games have changed so much since 1972 when Pong was released.

Task

What games do you play?

What is a video game and how have they changed?

The Legend of Zelda

Video game timeline

  • Create your own PowerPoint timelines of how games have developed over the years
  • You might be able to get some information from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_games
  • Do not cut/copy and paste large chunks of information from the Internet – you should rewrite this information in your own words. 

Task

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1 Design : 1.1 Computer Games Development
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