CS/INFO 3152: Introduction to Computer Game Development

Communication Lab 13
Final Document Review

Due: Not Turned In

The focus of today's lab is to work on revising your documents for Final Document Portfolio. There is no formal activity for this lab. However, the TAs and Traci will be around if you have questions on how to improve your documents. Remember that this submission is final for the first three documents. If you are having trouble with your documents, now is time to get help.

If you wish, you can also use the time to talk to TAs about technical issues regarding your final release. This is your time; use it wisely.


Documentation

You should spent your time in this lab revising or working on four different documents. These are the documents that must be finalized this week.

Concept Document

This is your initial pitch for your game, formatted so that a producer is willing to give you money. It will be graded primarily on formatting and "punchiness". If you have responded to our comments over the two revisions, then you should be fine.

Gameplay Specification

This is the document where you describe the core actions, challenges, and interactions in your game. It should be updated to reflect the most recent version of your gameplay as of this assignment. Again, you should read and respond to our comments from the previous two drafts.

Architecture Specification

This is the document where you describe the basic architecture of your game. It should be updated to reflect the most recent version of your software as of this assignment. It will not be graded for the actual software design decisions; instead the grade will just reflect your ability to communicate these design decisions. Again, you should read and respond to our comments from the previous two drafts.

Design Specification

The brand new document for this year, the design specification describes the art style for your game. These have been very good, and most of these documents are almost done. Just respond to our most recent comments and you will be fine.


Submission

There is nothing to turn in for this communication lab per se. However, the four documents listed above should be turned as part of Final Document Portfolio.