DMA 240 Game Design I • 5 Cr.


Beginning GAME students design and implement their own computer games. Fundamentals of programming and graphic development are covered with respect to game development. Prerequisite: DMA 100 and 106 at BC with a C- or better, or instructor permission.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Understand the tasks and roles associated with game design and development
  • Understand the constituent parts that make up a video game
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of a game design platform
  • Create planning documents for an original game
  • Plan and execute an original video game design
  • Understand how graphics are used in games and how they are developed
  • Describe the different graphics formats commonly used in video games
  • Work in a group effectively to produce a video game
  • Develop the graphics necessary for an original game
  • Develop the programmatic algorithms and syntax necessary to run an original game
  • Develop a testing method for a game and insure that the game is bug free
  • Distribute an original game as a final shipping product
  • Understand the time and resources necessary to complete games of varying complexity