Foundations of Interactive Game Design

CMPS 80K - Winter 2008

Instructor: Professor Jim Whitehead <>
Office Hours: T, 10:30AM-12 PM, E2 273, or by appointment
Teaching Assistants: Anne Sullivan <>, Gillian Smith <>, Ian Rickard <>, Sheena Marquez <>
Class: MWF, 12:30PM-1:40PM, Media Theater, M110

Final Exam: Wednesday, March 19, 4:00PM-7:00PM (in Media Theater)

Final Exam: The final exam is part take-home, and part in-class. For the take-home portion, you must create a non-computer game. Complete instructions.

Demonstrations: If you want to demo your game to other students in the class, come to Engineering 2 180, 5pm, Friday, March 14.

Class Materials


Instructions for the final exam


Teaching schedule and due dates


List of course textbooks, and supplemental readings


Notes from the lectures


Description of deliverables for each project phase


Description of video game analysis assignments


How grades are determined

Classics List of classic computer games for analysis assignments
Tools Information about development tools

Last updated: 3/12/2008