Lecture Schedule: COMP 313 (2020)

This schedule is provided as a guide and will be updated as the course proceeds.

Video of the lectures can be viewed with Panopto

All in-person activities will be streamed on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/drsimonmccallum/
Week Monday 11:30-13:20 WG401/Twitch Thurs 11:30-13:20 WG401/Twitch  
1

Introduction Game Engine Architecture

(video) (stream)

Unreal Engine (video) Unreal Out
2 What is a game (video) Balance- RPS (video)  
3 Games and Challenge (video) Types of Balance (video)  
4 Spaces (video) Game Presentations Unreal Due
5 Aesthetics (video) Game Methodology (video) Project Groups Out
  2 Week Break  
6 Game AI (video) Game AI  
7 Game Networking Multiplayer example  
8 Animation Animation Q&A online  
9 Shader Programming Shaders Q&A  
10 Optimization Profiling  
11 Self Determination Theory Ethics L1 Hunter lounge?  
12 ?? ?? Game Project Due
  Assessment period   Code Reflection Due

Assignments

  • Unreal Experimentation (30% )
  • Game Design Project (40%)
  • Code Reflection (30%)
  • Students have three slip days across the course that will be granted automatically.
  • Work submitted after slip days without an extension will have its mark reduced by a shrinking cap of 10% per day
  • Extensions may be granted by the course coordinator.

Office Hours

References

All references will be added to the Talis list
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Game Engine Architecture.pdfpdf Game Engine Architecture.pdf manage 6 MB 13 Jul 2020 - 10:47 Main.simon  
L02 - What is a game.pdfpdf L02 - What is a game.pdf manage 1 MB 21 Jul 2020 - 23:25 Main.simon  
L03 - Balance 2020.pdfpdf L03 - Balance 2020.pdf manage 520 K 26 Jul 2020 - 22:04 Main.simon  
L04 - Games and Challenge.pdfpdf L04 - Games and Challenge.pdf manage 201 K 26 Jul 2020 - 22:05 Main.simon  
L06 -Aesthetics.pdfpdf L06 -Aesthetics.pdf manage 398 K 10 Aug 2020 - 21:28 Main.simon  
L08 - Methodology.pdfpdf L08 - Methodology.pdf manage 1 MB 31 Aug 2020 - 09:28 Main.simon  
L09 - Game AI.pdfpdf L09 - Game AI.pdf manage 686 K 31 Aug 2020 - 11:24 Main.simon  
L10 Game Networking .pdfpdf L10 Game Networking .pdf manage 1 MB 14 Sep 2020 - 16:22 Main.simon  
L11 Animation.pdfpdf L11 Animation.pdf manage 352 K 14 Sep 2020 - 16:57 Main.simon  
L5 - Spaces.pdfpdf L5 - Spaces.pdf manage 1 MB 03 Aug 2020 - 11:32 Main.simon