Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award

6-2-2012

Department

Honors Program

Faculty Advisor

Scot Morse

Honors Program Director

Gavin Keulks

Abstract

Video game design isn't just coding and random number generators. It is a complex process involving art, music, writing, programming, and caffeine that should be approached holistically. The entire process can be intimidating to the uninitiated programmer, which is why I've written an all-inclusive guide to game design. With the creation of my own original video game, Super Fish Quest, as a model, I analyze each part of the design process, discuss the technical side of programming, and research how to raise money and publish a game as an independent game developer.

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