ALL ABOUT
WHAT I
LEARNED IN
COMPFUN
Arisa Alcantara
BS-IT with specialization
in Game Design and Development
What?

Why?

How?
What is it?
 BS-IT

with specialization in Game Design is
very different from mainstream IT
 It is more inclined into ga...
Why do people choose this?
Gaming is like a
piece of cake

People love eating
cakes

But not everybody
likes baking them
How is life as a Game
Developer?
What my parents think

What my parents expect

What people think
I’ll end up with

What m...
Game Dev
Team
Designer





Designs the game play,
rules and structure of the
game
Takes the role of the writer
in the game’s dialogu...
Artist
 Creates

the game’s

art
 May be 2D or 3D
oriented, concept
art, sprites, textures,
environmental
backdrops, or ...
Programmer
 Software

engineer who develops the
game’s software
 Develops the game’s codebase
Level designer
 Creates

levels, challenges or missions in
the game
 Can work with both incomplete or
complete versions ...
Sound Engineer
 Responsible

for sound effects and sound

positioning
 Oversees the voice acting
Tester
 Carries

the quality assurance
 Analyzes the game to document software
defects
 Ensures that the game is patter...
Game
Genres
Fighting
What? – player engages on a close
combat with an opponent
How? – Player can choose a character to
be used in batt...
Example: Tekken 6
eighth Tekken
series. It features a
number of fighters,
each equipped
with their own
deadly techniques,
...
Adventure and Action
Adventure
What? – player takes the role of a
protagonist in a story as he explores and
solve puzzles
...
Example: The Legend of Zelda

high fantasy actionadventure video
game series created
by Japanese game
designers Shigeru
Mi...
Strategy
What? – requires decision-making skills and
awareness of the situation
How? – Players are faced with strategic,
t...
Example: (tactical role-playing game)
Disgaea
video game
series of
tactical roleplaying
games
created and
developed
by Nip...
Survival Horror
What? – subgenre of action-adventure
inspired by horror
How? – Players undergo combat with
limited ammunit...
Example: Silent Hill

s a survival
horror video
game series
consisting of
nine
installments
published by
Konami and its
su...
MMO
What? – Massive Multi-player Online
How? – Players are connected through the
internet and they could socialize with ea...
Example: (MMO-Action RPG) Dragon Nest

(My Character :>)
RPG
What? – players assume the role of a
character in a story
How? – players would build their character
through allocatin...
Example: Pokemon

Pokemon is a
game
wherein you
can catch,
train and
battle with
monsters
called
Pokemon
Music
What? – gameplay involves player’s
interaction with musical scores or songs
How? - There would usually be
correspond...
Example: Patapon
In Patapon
you are
usually sent
out to fulfill a
mission and
you can give
commands
through
pressing the
b...
Shooter (FPS)
What? – First-person Shooter involves a
character played in the first-person
perspective
How? – the objectiv...
Example: Left 4 Dead

L4D is a
coopera
tive firstperson
shooter
arcadestyle
video
game.
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  1. 1. ALL ABOUT WHAT I LEARNED IN COMPFUN Arisa Alcantara
  2. 2. BS-IT with specialization in Game Design and Development What? Why? How?
  3. 3. What is it?  BS-IT with specialization in Game Design is very different from mainstream IT  It is more inclined into games – how to design, develop and program them  It is mixed with science and art “Possibly one of the most challenging courses since it has both Science and Art into it”
  4. 4. Why do people choose this? Gaming is like a piece of cake People love eating cakes But not everybody likes baking them
  5. 5. How is life as a Game Developer? What my parents think What my parents expect What people think I’ll end up with What my friends think What my teacher expects What I really do
  6. 6. Game Dev Team
  7. 7. Designer    Designs the game play, rules and structure of the game Takes the role of the writer in the game’s dialogue Makes the game mechanics, user interface, characters, etc
  8. 8. Artist  Creates the game’s art  May be 2D or 3D oriented, concept art, sprites, textures, environmental backdrops, or user interface
  9. 9. Programmer  Software engineer who develops the game’s software  Develops the game’s codebase
  10. 10. Level designer  Creates levels, challenges or missions in the game  Can work with both incomplete or complete versions of the game
  11. 11. Sound Engineer  Responsible for sound effects and sound positioning  Oversees the voice acting
  12. 12. Tester  Carries the quality assurance  Analyzes the game to document software defects  Ensures that the game is patterned with the proposed designed
  13. 13. Game Genres
  14. 14. Fighting What? – player engages on a close combat with an opponent How? – Player can choose a character to be used in battle. Each characters has its own unique skills. The player would use different techniques on their character to attack, block, counter-attack and combo
  15. 15. Example: Tekken 6 eighth Tekken series. It features a number of fighters, each equipped with their own deadly techniques, martial art moves, and attack combinations.
  16. 16. Adventure and Action Adventure What? – player takes the role of a protagonist in a story as he explores and solve puzzles How? – there are different elements that the hero (the character) undergoes through the genre like interactive story, puzzle solving, exploration, collection of objects
  17. 17. Example: The Legend of Zelda high fantasy actionadventure video game series created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.
  18. 18. Strategy What? – requires decision-making skills and awareness of the situation How? – Players are faced with strategic, tactical, logistical challenges that would usually engage the players in criticalthinking
  19. 19. Example: (tactical role-playing game) Disgaea video game series of tactical roleplaying games created and developed by Nippon Ichi
  20. 20. Survival Horror What? – subgenre of action-adventure inspired by horror How? – Players undergo combat with limited ammunition, health, speed, etc. having the main goal to survive
  21. 21. Example: Silent Hill s a survival horror video game series consisting of nine installments published by Konami and its subsidiary Konami Digital Entertainment
  22. 22. MMO What? – Massive Multi-player Online How? – Players are connected through the internet and they could socialize with each other through the game (such as party, pvp, etc.)
  23. 23. Example: (MMO-Action RPG) Dragon Nest (My Character :>)
  24. 24. RPG What? – players assume the role of a character in a story How? – players would build their character through allocating points for stats, customization, quests, leveling-up and experience
  25. 25. Example: Pokemon Pokemon is a game wherein you can catch, train and battle with monsters called Pokemon
  26. 26. Music What? – gameplay involves player’s interaction with musical scores or songs How? - There would usually be corresponding keys and when pressed at the right time, it would produce its own sound
  27. 27. Example: Patapon In Patapon you are usually sent out to fulfill a mission and you can give commands through pressing the buttons like Pata Pata Pata Pon to walk. You should follow the beat to make a successful command.
  28. 28. Shooter (FPS) What? – First-person Shooter involves a character played in the first-person perspective How? – the objective of the game is to shoot opponents and complete the mission without your character dying
  29. 29. Example: Left 4 Dead L4D is a coopera tive firstperson shooter arcadestyle video game.
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