Intro Video Game Design w/Mr.Mack

Mr. Macdonald (Mr.Mack) 

Contact Information: Telephone: 951-738-2155 ext. 42544 
Contact Me at [email protected]
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Class Description: This course is an introductory-level class on video game design that does not require previous experience in computer programming. Intro to Video Game Design is a one semester course that explores the fundamentals of game design.  It is a fun class, in a positive environment that focuses on the creation of several video games on the computer. 

Class Schedule:
   Period 1,2,3,4,7: Intro to Video Game Design 
P5: Year Long Intro to Video Game Design 
P6: Conference/Prep Period
Gamer since Atari2600 (my 1st console)
Currently gaming on PS5 & XboxSeriesX

Semester 1: We love to play video games, but have you ever wanted to build your own? If you are interested in a career in technology but also want a creative outlet, Game Design might be the field for you. Learn how to build a game from the group in this interactive and hands-on course that will teach you all the ins and outs of making your own game.
1 Semester 2: It's time to take your Game Design knowledge up a level! You built your game design skills in Mr. Mack's Semester 1 class and learned many Scratch techniques. By the end of that course, you wrote your game design document and learned many skills. Now, you are ready to continue development of your game. You'll create details and add component pieces in a game while learning to prototype, troubleshoot, test, and have fun.
Period 5 Year Long class: My 5th period class is a Year Long Video Game Design class.  We'll go deeper into Video Game Design, Development, and History.  We'll also have Virtual Reality gaming development and explore gaming consoles and games.  We'll be exploring Unity and making games in C#.  Interested? Class will be open to both 7th and 8th graders. Remember, you'll be locked in for the full school year, unless you get transferred out for poor grades/citizenship.  You must have an overall 3.0 GPA and Satisfactory/Outstanding Citizenship as listed in your academic records to be accepted into this class. Do you have to already have had my class before as a semester class in order to take this year long one?  No.  I'll research your grades & citizenship, then submit a list to Mr. Williams who makes the schedules.  Thank you for your interest.   5 u1

Designing a game in Unity C# is a fairly straightforward process:
*Bring in your assets (artwork, audio, sprites, etc.)
Write your code in C#, Javascript/Unity Script, to control your objects, scenes, and implement game logic.
*Test it in Unity. Export to a platform.
*Test that platform. Deploy it and have fun with it.
We'll do this in Period 5 Year Long Video Game Design

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