Click on a lecture to see the recommended reading for that day. In addition, you can download the slides and any demo code. We do not record lectures in this course. You are expected to attend in order to learn the material.

18. Analytic Instrumentation

Now that you know what game analytics is, it is time to think about how you can implement it in your game. While it does reuquire some significant work, it is more feasible than you think it is. You just need a server with a SQL database on it.    Details ›

April 24, 2024 no slides no demos

17. Game Analytics

We used to have a classed called CS/INFO 4154: Analytic-Driven Game Design. The loss of this course was a big blow, as this is really the direction of modern game design. In this lecture we try to touch on some of the topics covered by that course.    Details ›

April 22, 2024 slides no demos

16. Marketing and Business

The in this lecture, we talk about getting your game out there, so you can be next Family Style. You cannot just release your app to the App Store if you actually want people to play it. You have to promote it.    Details ›

April 12, 2024 slides no demos

15. Procedural Content

Procedural content is always something that people strive for, because it can make your game infinitely replayable. But as we show in this lecture, this is harder - not easier - than traditional level design.    Details ›

March 20, 2024 slides no demos

14. Level Design

After several programming lessons, it is time to return to design. With alpha release around the corner, we need to talk about how we do proper level design.    Details ›

March 18, 2024 slides no demos