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This is a work in progress still for what my calendar will be like – I will add to it or change things as I sort out more details about what I want this experience to be like.

 

 Week 1 – August 26 – August 31

  • Organize classes and familiarize self with syllabus for each class
  • Collect required books for any courses that need books
  • Courses and Reading –
    • Blender 3D Design
      • Learning Unit 1: General Software instructions
      • Learning Unit 2: Basic Blender Functions and Navigation
      • Learning Unit 3: Edit Mode Elements, Mesh Modeling
    • Introduction to Game Development
      • Course Introduction
      • History of Computer and Video Games
    • Game Design
      • Introduction to basic terminology
      • Iterative Design
    • Instructional Games
      • What are instructional games? Research, classifications and culture
    • Reading:
      • Beginning Blender – Read chapters 1-3
      • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels 0-1
      • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters 1-2
      • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read Appendix 2: Syllabi – organize for later lessons

Week 2 – September 1 – 7

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)
  • Courses and Reading –
    • Blender 3D Design
      • Learning Unit (insert info)
      • Learning Unit (insert info)
      • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Introduction to Game Development
      • (insert info)
      • (insert info)
    • Game Design
      • (insert info)
      • (insert info)
    • Instructional Games
      • (insert info)
    • Reading:
      • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
      • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
      • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
      • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 3 – September 8-14

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 4 – September 15-21

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 5 – September 22-28

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 6 – September 29- October 5

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 7 – October 6-12

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 8 – October 13-19

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 9 – October 20-26

  • Midterm – Outline for game idea due
  • Outline on Happy Holidays Commercial Due
  • Midterm – Halloween Commercial Due

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 10 – October 27- November 2

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 11 – November 3-9

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 12 – November 10-16

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 13 – November 17-23

  • Thanksgiving Commercial Due

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 14 – November 24-30

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 15 – December 1-7

  • (insert info)
  • (insert info)

Courses and Reading –

  • Blender 3D Design
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
    • Learning Unit (insert info)
  • Introduction to Game Development
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Game Design
    • (insert info)
    • (insert info)
  • Instructional Games
    • (insert info)
  • Reading:
    • Beginning Blender – Read chapters #-#
    • Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design – read levels #-#
    • Game Character Creation with Blender and unity – Read chapters #-#
    • Designing Modern Strategy Games – Read (insert info)

Week 16 – December 8-14

  • Finals – Happy Holidays Commercial Due
  • Finals – Game idea finished and ready for production