Tuesday, February 21, 2012

INF1005 Group Created Games Winter 2012

Hi All - As promised, here are the links to the class' awesome, fun and CHALLENGING group-created games!!!! Enjoy!

GameStar Mechanic games (*****Log In Required*****):
Rescue the Prince (by Group 1: Sandrena, Sally, Michelle, Katherine and Melissa)
The ROCM of Games (by Group 2: Lisa, Mona, Brian, Peter, Matthew and Melody)
Dusk Until Dawn (by Group 4: Divya, Quenby, Austin, Carrie, Amin and Desiree)

And here's the link to our Scratch game, Fred the Snowman (by Group 3: Nahid, Meghan, Laura, Rex and Allison)

Sadly, we can't figure out how to upload Group 5's Garry's Mod and GameMaker games, but you can watch a number of entertaining walkthroughs of the Garry's Mod level on Tys' YouTube Channel.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Order for Tomorrow's Presentations

Hi All - As promised, here's the schedule for tomorrow's presentations. You get 15 minutes each, and I've added in some time for set up in between.

9:10am Group 1: Melissa, Sally, Michelle, Katherine and Sandrena

9:30am Group 2: Melody, Brian, Lisa, Matthew, Peter and Mona

9:50am Group 3: Meghan, Alli, Laura, Nahid and Rex

10:05 Break

10:15am Group 4: Carrie, Austin, Desiree, Divya, Amin and Quenby

10:35am Group 5: Chi-Wei, Tys, Caterina, Lydia, and Naveen

10:50am Group discussion/debrief, followed by game play

11:30am Course Wrap-Up

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Week 5: Agenda

9am-10am: Play Bully NOTE: The graphics cards in these computers aren't quite able to display the cut-scenes. For instance, when you start your game running, there's a short movie introduction - the visuals will lack colour and show up all wonky. You can skip it or listen to the audio. Once the gameplay starts, everything seems to be okay - so just get through that first part and you should be good to go!

10am-10:45am: Discussion about videogame controversies; how this links back to earlier discussions about ESRB ratings, story, games for education, etc.
Q: What do you think the role of the library should be in addressing and/or responding to these types of controversies? e.g. Libraries protect challenged books, and increasingly films, audio, as well. Should they take a more active role in protecting challenged games (against bans, censorship, etc.)?

10:45am-11:00am: Talk about presentations (and group assignments if any questions/issues) - assign presentation order for next week

11:00am-12:00pm: Group work! (reminder: this is our LAST CLASS before presentations)