Game Production – Producer Journal

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This role requires the student to distribute equal time during each part of the production. The producer’s role involves overall game creation and team and task management.

The producer’s commentary should present a complete picture of the production process as well as present the student’s work in his or her chosen role. Among other observations, the artistic and logistic analysis of the finished game will require all students, regardless of their role, to participate throughout the entire production process.

Goal

  • Create a journal documenting each stage of game production

Product

  • Create blog posts (3 total) with embedded media evidence for each of three production stages.

Examples

Explanation

  • Students need to conduct extensive research for game production and need experience moving through the workflow of producing games

Production Steps Evidence Requirements

Pre-production Blog Post

Include all of the the following requirements as evidence in your blog post:

  • A clear explanation of the vision or concept behind the game, including the reasons for wanting to make this game
  • A description of the target audience and the intended reaction of this audience
  • Evidence of research into the genre/style of the game
  • Clear influences from other game – be specific and name the coders, artistic talent, and so on
  • Evidence of consultations with the artist, terrain / environment builder, sound designer – include notes, texts, emails, storyboards, photos, drawings where appropriate
  • Evidence of research on successful teamwork, collaboration, etc.
  • Evidence of game design decisions

Production Blog Post

Include all of the the following requirements as evidence in your blog post:

  • Evidence of production notes for each day
  • Evidence of a set of expectations for the day and what was achieved or not achieved
  • Evidence of ongoing discussions with key production team members
  • Evidence of  ways problems were solved
  • Evidence of plans to improve production for the future

Post-production Blog Post

Include all of the the following requirements as evidence in your blog post:

  • Evidence of production notes for each day
  • Evidence of a set of expectations for the day and what was achieved or not achieved
  • Evidence of working with the team and discussion of decisions made and why
  • Evidence of evaluation of the final working prototype, both technically and artistically. Did it achieve the original vision? Explain.

Schedule

  • Week 1
    • Create a blog post titled, PROJECT NAME Game Pre-Production – Producer’s Journal
      • Create headings for:
        • Summary
        • Explanation of the Game Vision
        • Genre / Style of the Game
        • Influences from Other Games
        • Consultation with Production Team
        • Evidence of Coding Research and Decisions
        • What I Learned and Problems I Solved
    • Research material …
      • Examine sample code …
    • Explore and select the coding conventions you want to use
    • Fill in evidence for each heading of the blog post
    • Publish blog post
  • Week 2
    • Create a blog post titled, PROJECT NAME Game Production – Producer’s Journal
      • Create headings for:
        • Summary
        • Production Notes Summary for Each Day
        • On Going Discussions with Team
        • Improvements in Production Process
        • What I Learned and Problems Solved
    • Code the game
    • Fill in evidence for each heading of the blog post
    • Publish blog post
  • Week 3
    • Create a blog post titled, PROJECT NAME Game Post-Production – Producer’s Journal
      • Create headings for:
        • Summary
        • Working with The Team
        • Evolution of Project
        • Team Issues and Fixes
        • Evaluation of Teamwork
        • What I Learned in Post-production
    • Assist in editing the game
    • Fill in evidence for each heading of the blog post
    • Publish blog post

Unity Resources

Other Resources

Tools

  • Unity

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