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SIT254 - Game Design

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Sophie McKenzie





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


This unit aims to provide in-depth coverage of the process of games design, and allows for an appreciation of what it means to be a games designer. In addition, other topics covered include: gameplay mechanics, rule design, play mechanics, game balancing, play testing and game design documentation. Students will create and implement a games design and critique their own creations to determine how best to create a game experience for specific audiences.  Games will be created using various software technologies such as existing games engines, however no prior programming experienced is required in this unit.


Examination 40%, two assignments (20%, 40%) 60%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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