School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Interactive Design: GamesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102272.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sarah Waterson

Equivalent Units
100949 - Interactive Design ll

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Sarah Waterson  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit focuses on game design from an interactive design perspective. Approaches utilising current digital technologies for advanced interactive design are explored. Students will design and produce simple games for mobile and/or desktop delivery. The focus of the unit is about the communication and experience design, rather than technical implementation. Interactive game design examples are examined from the context of shifting production languages, convergent technologies and the design professional contexts. This unit includes game development concepts, platforms, goals and genres, player elements, simple story and character development, gameplay, levels, interface, and the game development process. Students will play games, analyse them, and complete a game design with appropriate documentation.

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