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Powerpoint on Game designers for Brc 422/522 w/ Prof Mejias @ SUNY Oswego Sp'10

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  • 1. Jeffrey Abrey Claire Radford Alan Pedisich

2.

  • An individual who develops gamespace by creating and modifying concepts, rules, visual interfaces and scripts for computers, televisions and arcades.

3.

  • Scripts
  • Storyboards
  • Programming
  • Graphic Concepts
  • Sound

4.

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Computer Skills
    • Programming
    • Graphic Rendering
    • Sound
  • Diligent Self-Educator
  • Visual Aptitude

5.

  • Starting $40,000
  • 3 years $55,000
  • Lead Designer $70,000+
  • Highest Reported $180,000
  • All Above are Per year

6.

  • Nurture the creative process
  • Have an idea
  • Grow the idea
  • Involve others

7.

  • BeforeSPACEWARS!!!
    • India developed Dice
    • Senetis buried with Pharaohs
    • Playing Cards Emerge from Asia

8.

  • All Encompassing Designers
  • Hobbies not Industry
  • 1940s and 50s
    • Conversation to Computer Games
  • 1960s
    • First Designers
      • Physicists
      • Electricians
  • 1961
    • Steve Russell(MIT)

9.

  • Companies & Studios
    • Emerged in the 70s
    • Garage Corporations
  • Crumbs combine to make Cookies
    • Increased to major corporations
    • Independents still survive

10.

  • Tru Iwatani(PacMan)
  • Shiguru Miyamoto(Mario Brothers)
  • Nolan Bushnell(Pong)
  • Yuji Naka(Sonic)

11.

  • Sid Meier(Civilization)
  • Tetsuya Nomura&Hironobu Sakaguchi(FF Series)
  • John Romero(Deathmatch)
  • Will Wright(SimCity)
  • Stieg Hedlund(Starcraft, Diablo)

12.

  • Spread to the Public?
    • Base Components
    • Games
    • Side Quests
    • Downloadable Content
  • Specialization
    • Fields of Study
    • Expanding Industries

13.

  • Kohler, Chris (2005) Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life
  • Wolf, Mark (2001) The medium of the video game
  • Dovey, Jon & Kennedy, Helen (2006) Game cultures: Computer games as new media
  • Natkin, Stephane (2006) Video games and interactive media
  • Career Discover Encyclopedia 5 thEdition