The challenges in Challenges for Game Designers change throughout the book. Each set of targets is slightly different to match the chapter’s challenge details. Be 100% sure to look at what is required of you in the targets below to inform your submitted materials.
You will be providing narrative responses to the first four items in the ‘Suggested Process’ portion of each challenge in chapter 2. Answer each question in each step as descriptively and thoroughly as possible. This is the place for your creative juices to flow. For the fifth item, the ‘Create Deliverable’ step, you have any number of options to complete this. You can sketch something on paper and include a photo in the submission; you can use a website to create a wireframe prototype, if you like; you can design something in Illustrator if you want to; or, as the book describes, you can include a “one-page write-up of [sic] detailing a potential game design” (Brathwaite, 2009, p. 35). What you choose is completely up to you, but this is a great topic to discuss on Slack with the class to find out what and how others are completing this step.
|Format||Easy to read, well organized, clear, with very few, if any, spelling or grammar errors.|
|Theme/Goal||Both theme and goal are present and interesting, even intriguing.|
|Mechanics||Narrative clearly and in detail describes the mechanics used in the game. Examples are given. Shows iterative process.|
|Conflict||The nature of player conflict is presented clearly and is in concert with both the type of game chosen and mechanics described.|
|Playtest||Narrative describes playtesting that includes three or more playtest cycles and descriptions of what changed and how between each cycle.|
|Deliverable||Delivered example of gameplay is well designed and complete enough to get through one ‘round’ successfully. Clearly refined, even if lo-fi.|
You may know of or remember gateway requirements and grading declarations in my previous classes. I am now combining these to streamline the process. Make sure to check out the grading declaration page for more information on the process.