Due September 25 IAT 410 - Advanced Game Design Fall 2006

Assignment 1: Critique of Game Proposal

Team assignment

Provide constructive criticism of  the game proposal of two other teams. Evaluate their proposal based on the criteria in Project Part 1:

  1. Think Small

    Is their game doable in a by the end of the semester? If not, what would you cut from their design? (Or... perhaps their game is too easy to build. Why?)

  2. Do One Thing Well

    What will their game do well? Is that worth doing in the context of this game genre?

  3. Understand the Affordances of Your Chosen Tools

    Are the tools that they are using appropriate for their game? Why or why not?

  4. Plan in Layers

    Does the ordering of the tasks in their layers make sense? Are there components that should be moved to an earlier or later layer? Will all the team members have something to do throughout the semester rather than having to wait for their teammates to finish their part?

  5. Fun

    Does their game sound like fun? Any suggestions on how to make it more fun?

  6. Conclusion: Key Strengths and Weaknesses

    What is the greatest strength of their game and game proposal? What is the weakness that you are most concerned about?

  7. Be respectful!!

Due on September 25

Please hand in two copies of your two critiques (one for Dr. Shaw and one for the team whose proposal you critiqued). Your critique should be at least 2 pages long (12 pt. font, single-spaced).

Your critique will be graded on: