Computer Game Programming
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
08 April 2020
Requisites for this module
BSC G610 Computer Games,
BSC G612 Computer Games (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I610 Computer Games (Including Placement Year),
BSC L310 Sociology with Data Science,
BSC L311 Sociology with Data Science (including Year Abroad),
BSC L312 Sociology with Data Science (including Placement Year),
BSC L313 Sociology with Data Science (including foundation Year)
This module takes the general-purpose programming abilities acquired in Year 1 and the Autumn term, and introduces games-specific techniques and material. These are developed as practical skills through lectures and laboratories, and culminate in the creation of a 2D video game.
The aim of this module is to demonstrate an understanding of computer game programming. Concepts will be applied in the design and implementation of computer games. Students will implemeent a non-trivial computer game using industry-standard techniques.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and techniques of computer
game programming as covered in this module
2. Apply these concepts and techniques in the design and implementation of computer games
3. Implement a non-trivial computer game using industry-standard techniques.
Software engineering for computer games: game development projects,
software models and principles of object-oriented design
.Fundamental game classes and game loops
.Working with 2D graphics, images and sound
.Vectors and affine transforms
.Collision detection and collision handling
.Concurrency in game programs
.Introduction to Game AI
.Movements and decision making for non-player characters (NPCs)
.Particle effects and procedural content generation
.Working with a physics engine
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Progress Test - week 21
||Assignment Video Game
||180 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Katerina Bourazeri, email: email@example.com.
Dr Katerina Bourazeri
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Dr Iain Phillips
Available via Moodle
Of 98 hours, 14 (14.3%) hours available to students:
84 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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