Computer Science CS 370
Computer Game Design
Location: CS Classroom 381 (CS Department, 1890 Maple Avenue)
Time: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-4:50pm
Computer Science Department
1890 Maple Avenue, Room 300
Office hours: By appointment
Computer Science Department
1890 Maple Avenue,
Office hours: TBD
5/10/04: The Dungeon Siege homework has been broken
into two pieces. This week, you only
need to turn in the terrain for your quest and your design document. Two weeks from Thursday, the entire quest
will be due. Please see the revised
homework assignment for details. Also
remember, next week are the term project progress presentations. You will have to turn in your PowerPoint
slides from those presentations next Thursday.
4/19/04: As some of you are aware,
we have had some glitches with email systems filtering out zip archives that
contain homework assignments. We think
this is now mostly under control. But
given the difficulty in getting the games back out to you, we are making the
due date of this assignment to be April 29th, two weeks instead of
one week. However, we are also giving
you another assignment on the 22nd (i.e., your term project
proposal) which will also be due on the 29th, so please take that
4/19/04: Some of you have had
trouble logging into the course newsgroup.
For some reason the newsgroup server is a bit cranky, and wants
qualified domain names, i.e., CS\<your
normal username here>. Please let
us know of that does not work for you.
- There will be a class
newsgroup on the Departmental news server, news.cs.northwestern.edu for
announcements, help, and discussions.
- To submit homework
assignments, please use the address email@example.com.
Also please use this address for private questions to Ken or Greg about
course-related matters. This helps ensure a timely response because
we both will see it.
- Please remember to check this
web site often for updates, and use the reload command on your browser to
ensure that you are receiving the most up-to-date information.
- Important note: Learning
design skills is often best done in a group setting, where problems that
arise during the design process are discussed in a studio
setting. Part of class time will be devoted to discussing
design problems that you are finding in doing homework assignments, so
please bring partial solutions and ideas to discuss to class. It
will save time if you bring in your code on a floppy disk, USB flash
memory or CD rather than relying on network connections, so we can look at
it together on-screen.
- If we need to pass out
restricted-distribution materials, we will use Northwestern's Blackboard
course management system. Otherwise, we'll use the more accessible
and straightforward media detailed above.
Examples of student work from previous years:
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