Final Document Portfolio
Due: Wednesday, May 10th at 11:59 pm
Your final document portfolio is your first real grade on your game, in that we
grade you on the artistic results instead of just the process. You have received a lot
of feedback over the course of the semester; our grade will take into account how you have
responded to our suggestions.
The final document portfolio consists of documents that you have already turned in over
the course of the semester. Indeed, you have already received a grade on many of these
for earlier drafts. The purpose of this assignment is to earn one final grade for all
of them. As we mentioned in class, there are four documents that are absolutely required
for final document portfolio. In addition, there are two documents which are optional,
but which are due the day after Showcase.
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.
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
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 software design decisions themselves; 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.
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.
Your level design will be graded at
Hence, you do not have to turn it in for this assignment. You are welcome to do so. If
you do we will treat it as another draft for comments. The grade assigned will not be
your final one. However, if you do not submit the level design document, then your
next grade will be the final one.
When we do grade this document, we will grade it on how repeatable your patterns are
(e.g. is the pattern a one-off, or can it be fun across multiple levels). We will also
grade it on how well you communicate those patterns to us.
The app store proposal will also be graded at
Showcase. Hence, you do not have
to turn it in for this assignment. You are welcome to do so. If you do we will treat it
as another draft for comments. the grade assigned will not be your final one. However,
if you do not submit the proposal, then your next grade will be the final one.
When we do grade this document, we will grade it on how effective the page is at getting
customer interest. This means the icon should be flashy, the screenshots should be solid,
and the description should be punchy.
Due: Wednesday, May 10th at 11:59 pm
Unlike the revisions, we have created a single assignment in CMS for final document
portfolio that will take all of your documents. You should submit the documents
there instead of within the original assignments. This assignment in CMS has submission
slots for the following five files.
The last two files are optional. However, if you do not submit them, you do not get a
second draft on them (the revision at Showcase will be your last). As hinted above, all
of the documents should be PDFs so that we can annotate them with feedback justifying
your final grade.