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Chapter 10 GAME 100

  1. 1. Game Development Essentials An Introduction (2 nd Edition)
  2. 2. Chapter 10 Roles & Responsibilities developing the team
  3. 3. Key Chapter Questions <ul><li>■ What are the company roles associated with game development studios, publishers, licensors, and manufacturers? </li></ul><ul><li>■ What are the team roles and responsibilities associated with producers, artists, designers, programmers, writers, composers, sound designers, and testers? </li></ul><ul><li>■ What specific techniques and tools are utilized by different team members during game development? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Company Roles <ul><ul><li>Developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensor </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Team Roles Production <ul><ul><ul><li>Executive producer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Producer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Associate producer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant producer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Team Roles Design <ul><li>Creative director </li></ul><ul><li>Design director </li></ul><ul><li>Lead designer </li></ul><ul><li>Interface designer </li></ul><ul><li>Level designer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Team Roles Art <ul><li>Art director </li></ul><ul><li>Lead artist </li></ul><ul><li>Concept artist </li></ul><ul><li>Technical artist </li></ul><ul><li>Modeler </li></ul><ul><li>Texture artist </li></ul><ul><li>Animator </li></ul>
  8. 8. Team Roles Programming <ul><ul><li>Technical director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engine programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artificial intelligence (AI) programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate programmer </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Team Roles Audio <ul><li>Audio director </li></ul><ul><li>Composer </li></ul><ul><li>Sound designer </li></ul><ul><li>Voiceover artist </li></ul>
  10. 10. Team Roles Testing & Quality Assurance (QA) <ul><ul><li>Testing manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead tester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compatibility & format testers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production, quality assurance & regression testers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playability, usability & beta testers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus testers </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Tools Level Design Aurora Toolset Valve Hammer Editor
  12. 12. Tools Level Design CryENGINE Sandbox Editor Unreal Editor
  13. 13. Tools Programming <ul><ul><li>Engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compiler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debugger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IDE (integrated development environment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>API (application programming interface) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SDK (software development kit) </li></ul></ul>Game Maker Torque
  14. 14. Tools Art <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3D Studio Max </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maya </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lightwave </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>3D Studio Max Maya
  15. 15. Tools Audio <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DirectX Audio </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DirectMusic Producer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ProTools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Logic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analog Devices </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Tools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DirectMusic Producer </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Summary <ul><ul><li>Company roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing & QA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul>

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