Lab Activities

This page contains the instructions for the various labs that are held on Wednesdays throughout the semester. These labs are broken up into ENGRC Labs and Playtesting Sessions. Unlike 3152, this course does not spend any class time on game labs. Instead those are individual activities that you are expected to do on your own time.


The ENGRC labs are part of the companion courses ENGRC 4152 and ENGRC 5152. They are intended to help you both prepare and revise the numerous documents involved in this course. As a result, there is never anything additional to turn in. However, in a few cases, we do have any associated critique session following that lab. You should pay attention to these.

Lab Task Date Critique
ENGRC 1 Team Orientation 01/26/22 N/A
ENGRC 2 Idea Formation 02/02/22 N/A
ENGRC 3 Concept Workshop 02/09/22 N/A
ENGRC 4 Milestones 02/16/22 N/A
ENGRC 5 Gameplay Workshop 02/23/22 N/A
ENGRC 6 Technical Workshop 03/09/22 N/A
ENGRC 7 Revision Workshop 03/23/22 N/A
ENGRC 8 Video Workshop 04/13/22 N/A
ENGRC 9 App Store Workshop 04/27/22 N/A

Playtesting Sessions

Once the semester is fully underway, and the game labs are complete, we will occasionally use a discussion section for playtesting. This is a chance for you to play the games produced by your classmates and provide them feedback. This is an important part of the course and attendance is mandatory. Besides, who does not want credit just for playing games?

The first few playtesting sessions will be very informal. But as the course progresses, we will want to you to structure these sessions so that you can properly analyze the results. Read the instructions below for our expectations for each playtesting session.

Session Task Date
Playtest 1 Gameplay Playtest 03/02/22
Playtest 2 Technical Playtest 03/16/22
Playtest 3 Alpha Playtest 03/30/22
Playtest 4 Closed Beta Release 04/20/22
Playtest 5 Open Beta Release 05/04/22