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1 By: Peter Braun

2 Reason for Topic  Enjoy playing video games  What does it take to produce such games

3 Background  Multi-billion dollar industry  Involves teams of a couple to many  Teams not always based in same country  Weeks to years development time  Development process based on Waterfall Method

4 Waterfall Method

5 History  Ralph Baer “Father of Video Games” first to bring video game concept home in 1966  First commercially successful game “Pong” in 1972  Developed by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney who also founded Atari

6 Out with the old in with the New  Few of the first game development companies not around anymore  One that is still standing strong “Nintendo” got into game 1975  Still numerous game development companies around

7 People behind the Process  Producer  Programmers  Artists  Sound Designers  Game Designers  Testers

8 Development Time  Development takes usually around one year or ideally two  Three years less common  Over three years is exceptional

9 General Development Process  Forming an Idea  Pitching and Negotiation  Designing  Programming  Visual design  Sound  Testing  Release  Development after Release

10 Forming an Idea  Brainstorming ideas  Based off historical events  Random occurrences within daily life

11 Pitching and Negotiation  Brief outline of idea  Pitch to Publisher  Vertical slice if needed  Determine budget if successful

12 Designing  Every aspect of game ironed out in this phase  Design document created and entails all details  Can be modified later if necessary

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14 Programming  Game Engine chosen either created or licensed  Read feature, ask designer, and then implement feature

15 Programming Software  XNA Game Studio XNA Game Studio Created by Microsoft programming environment that allows you to use Visual Studio to create games Windows Phone, Xbox 360 games, and Windows computers  Unreal Engine 3 Unreal Engine 3 Engine created by Epic Games Borderlands 2 Gears of War  Frostbite 2 Engine created by EA

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19 Visual Design  Takes place along side Programming  Involves artists, designers, and programmers  Start with concepts  Turn 2D concepts into 3D models Programs such as 3D Studio Max  Models to animation

20 3D Studio Max interface

21 Art concept Brainstorming

22 Sound  Left until near the end  Music, sounds, and Voice overs

23 Testing  Also takes place near the end  Alpha and Beta phases of testing  Beta usually available to public  Bug Fixes  Must pass technical requirements TRC – Technical Requirements Checklist TCR – Technical Certification Requirements

24 Release  Game is officially released to public  Development ends and maintenance begins if supported

25 Development After Release  Improvement to live version of game  Can be for limited amount of time or for extended amount of time  Usually stop when sequel comes out

26 References  us/library/bb200104(v=xnagamestudio.40).aspx : XNA Game studio us/library/bb200104(v=xnagamestudio.40).aspx  : Unreal Engine 3  CNBC Special: A history of video game industry. (2006). Retrieved from  Creating a Video Game With Nintendo Sounds Stressful, Amazing and Unreal. (2013) with-nintendo-sounds-stressful-amazing-and-unreal with-nintendo-sounds-stressful-amazing-and-unreal  The Game development Process. (2010) Retrieved from development-process/ development-process/  Video Games Turn 40. Retrieved from  The Process of Game Creation & the Game Design Document. Retrieved from game-creation-the-game-design-document/http://digitalworlds.wordpress.com/2008/04/10/the-process-of- game-creation-the-game-design-document/  Chasing the Waterfall may lead to project downfall. Retrieved from  League Of Legends: A brief history of MOBA domination (2013). Retrieved from

27 References  Video Games Turn 40. Retrieved from  The Process of Game Creation & the Game Design Document. Retrieved from process-of-game-creation-the-game-design-document/ process-of-game-creation-the-game-design-document/  Chasing the Waterfall may lead to project downfall. Retrieved from fall.html fall.html  League Of Legends: A brief history of MOBA domination (2013). Retrieved from history/ history/  : Frostbite 2

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