Category Archives: Game Design 2

Pixel Art

Follow the tutorial in the link below to learn pixel art design techniques.

Use what you learned in the tutorial to design your own pixel art character.

Feeling ambitious? Create an animation out of your pixel art character.

Wacom Tablet

In this ques, you’ll explore how to use a wacom tablet in various graphics programs.

Resources

Exam the resources below to learn how to use a wacom drawing tablet in a manner that best suits your needs:

Skybox

In this quest, you’ll change the “skybox” graphics in a 3D game environment. 

Skybox

Skyboxes are a wrapper around your entire scene that shows what the world looks like beyond your geometry. Make your game stand apart by changing your skybox to something other than the Unity default option.

Resources

Product of Learning

Add the skybox asset to a game, or create an original skybox in Photoshop and then add it to a game.

World Builder Asset

In this quest, you’ll use the World Builder Asset to rapidly build 3D terrain settings.

Product of Learning

In this quest, you will build a terrain setting that is navigable as a WebGL build that you’ll upload and publish to your GitHub account.
You might choose to attempt the Google Cardboard quest after this one so as to navigate your world in virtual reality.

World-Builder-Asset-BadgeResources

You are welcome to use any resources you want. The list below is simply a starting point and in no way represents a chronological list of steps.
You WILL have to conduct research to figure out how this works.

  • GameObject > 3D Object > Terrain
  • World Builder Asset (import this as a new asset)
  • Right Click in Assets Folder and Select Import Package and select Characters (drag the FPS character prefab into your hierarchy)

Indie Game Review

In this quest, you will write a game review to promote an independently produced video game.

Product of Learning

You will write a game review and publish it to Medium.com. You must find a game that you like that is independently produced (basically any game that is not produced by a major studio), and then write a positive review for it to promote independent game developers. Write about the following:

  • Who
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • Why

Medium-BadgeResources

You are welcome to use any resources you want. The list below is simply a starting point and in no way represents a chronological list of steps. You WILL have to conduct research to figure out how this works.

Video Game Podcast

In this quest, you will create an original video game themed podcast

Product of Learning

Create an original Serialized podcast related to video games. I’d encourage you to do one of the following:

  • Document your process of learning game design throughout this semester, or
  • Interview game designers and developers (find them via Twitter) to learn about their craft and experience in this interesting industry.

Publish your podcast using anchor.fm.

Podcast-BadgeResources

You are welcome to use other resources to create your podcast, but Anchor is by far the easiest way to record and publish a podcast (they were recently acquired by Spotify too).
Feel free to explore these other resources below: