CS 4154: Analytics-driven Game Design

Sessions


Format Topic Additional Materials Date
Lecture Overview 08/23/17
Lecture Mechanics, Brainstorming, and Prototyping 08/25/17
Playtest Brainstorming 08/28/17
Playtest Paper Prototyping 1 08/30/17
Playtest Paper Prototyping 2 09/01/17
Labor Day 09/04/17
Lecture Nobody Reads and Nobody Listens 09/06/17
Lecture User Interfaces 09/08/17
Lecture Progressions 09/11/17
Lecture Learning Pathways 09/13/17
Playtest Throwaway Prototype 1 09/15/17
Playtest Throwaway Prototype 2 09/18/17
Lecture Incentives 09/20/17
Lecture Procedural Content Generation 09/22/17
Lecture Playtesting 09/25/17
Playtest Alpha Playtesting 1 09/27/17
Playtest Alpha Playtesting 2 09/29/17
Playtest Alpha Playtesting 3 10/02/17
Lecture Internet Telemetry 10/04/17
Lecture Data Visualization 10/06/17
Fall Break 10/09/17
Lecture SQL 10/11/17
Playtest Beta Playtesting 1 10/13/17
Playtest Beta Playtesting 2 10/16/17
Playtest Beta Playtesting 3 10/18/17
Lecture Balance 10/20/17
Lecture Revenue 10/23/17
Lecture Ubiquitous Gaming (Pokemon GO) 10/25/17
Playtest Friends Release 1 10/27/17
Playtest Friends Release 2 10/30/17
Playtest Friends Release 3 11/01/17
Lecture A/B Testing Logistics 11/03/17
Lecture A/B Testing Analysis 11/06/17
Lecture Games with a Purpose 1 11/08/17
Lecture Games with a Purpose 2 11/10/17
Playtest Newgrounds Release 1 11/13/17
Playtest Newgrounds Release 2 11/15/17
Playtest Newgrounds Release 3 11/17/17
Lecture TBD 11/20/17
Thanksgiving 11/22/17
Thanksgiving 11/24/17
Lecture TBD 11/27/17
Playtest Kongregate Release 1 11/29/17
Playtest Kongregate Release 2 12/01/17
Final Report Due 12/09/17
Peer Evaluations Due 12/11/17