Basic data

Name: Design and creation of videogames
Dates: From 27 from May to 4 from June 2019

Presentation


Duration:

The video game industry has maintained a sustained growth in recent years, which has made it an attractive market for professionals. The popularization of mobile devices, as well as the ease of publishing content through different platforms (Google Play, Steam, etc.) has allowed independent developers to create and disseminate their products on a global scale, without the need for significant resources. financial resources or the support of a company.

The above, coupled with the wide use of video games in various areas such as education or entertainment, supports the need to develop learning programs in this area, which should be aimed at both professionals and the general public.

Objective

General:

  • Train attendees about the basics of video game design and programming

Specific:

  • Know the history of the video game industry and the main existing genres
  • Train participants, at an initial level in the tools used for video game design
  • Create technical scripts
  • Design videogames using a language of priorities.
  • Basic videogame programming using the Construct 2 engine.
  • Communicate alternatives for the publication of programs and possible sources of financing.

Methodology

The instructor, through workshops, will promote the participation of attendees fostering a collaborative learning that allows acquiring and deepening knowledge about the subject matter exposed.

The student must carry out an autonomous work in which he puts into practice the topics exposed in the developed practices.

a) Scheduled activities:

  • Theoric introduction
  • Prototype design
  • Implementation of final work

b) Evaluation Criteria:

ActivityPonderación
Final work50 points

Contents:

  • History of existing videogames and genres.

Introduction to the course, history of videogames and their contribution to the different areas of human activity (industry, entertainment, education, labor market). Review of currently available genres and analysis of the genre of platforms.

  • Design Tools

Familiarization with used design and programming tools, including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Piskel and Construct 2.

  • Logic and priorities in videogames

Introduction to programming using a language of priorities. Guidelines on the design of levels and control of the characters.

  • Creating a story and characters

Construction of the story: plot, protagonists, villains, missions, objectives, items, power ups, etc.

  • Video game design

Design of levels based on platform games.

  • Programming in Construct 2

Construction of the game on the Construct 2 engine, using a visual language based on priorities.

  • Publication and funding sources

Information about the publication of videogames in different available platforms (Android, iOS, PC or Steam) as well as financing alternatives to build projects such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

Target:

  • Professionals, teachers, students and the general public with basic programming knowledge.

Certificación

To the participants who pass the course, the Universidad del Azuay will issue a certificate of approval for 30 hours.

Schedule

  • Monday 27 from May to Tuesday 4 from June of the 2019

Opening times

Monday 27 of May 15h00 to 18h00

Tuesday 28 of May 15h00 to 18h00

Wednesday 29 of May 16h00 to 18h00

Thursday 30 of May 16h00 to 18h00

Friday 31 of May 15h00 to 18h00

Monday 3 of June 15h00 to 18h00

Tuesday 4 of June 15h00 to 19h00

Teachers

  • Jostin Zamora

Investment:

$ 40,00 per participant.

Payment Methods

UDA participants (teachers and administrative staff)

Check the box "Discount payment card" when you register online. The automatic discount to the payment role will be made, in a fee of $ 40.00 in the month of June 2019.

UDA students and the general public

Payment in the Treasury of the University

  • Cash

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge in programming

Code for payment in Treasury

834 - $ 40.00

REGISTER HERE

More information:

Ing. Miriam Briones García: formacion.continua@uazuay.edu.ec



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