|Interactive Media & Game Development
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Due date: Friday, August 24th, by 11:59pm
|Objective:||THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL PROJECT, NOT TO BE DONE IN TEAMS!
This will ensure you have GameMaker skills even if tasks in later projects are more partitioned.
This project is actually a series of three smaller assignments with the primary goal of getting you up to speed with GameMaker. Each assignment works through a GameMaker tutorial with an additional custom piece on the end. Completing all three assignments will put you in good position to develop a game from scratch using GameMaker.
Upon completion of each tutorial, and before turning them in,
you must extend the basic game you have made in some creative fashion.
This means adding code or art to extend the game by 10%.
The actual extension is up to you, and you will indicate what you have
done with a short README document when you turn in the assignment.
Please note, it is not enough to simply cut-and-paste the code into the proper place to complete the tutorials -- I assume you know how to cut-and-paste. The point is to learn the material, so even if this seems easy for you, please make sure you are completely comfortable with GameMaker after doing this assignment.
The assignments are:
|What to Submit:||All assignments (A-C) are to be submitted
electronically via turnin by midnight on the day the assignment
is due. Each turnin will include the GameMaker source
file(s). For GameMaker Version 7.x, this is a file with a
".gmk" extension. For Version 8.1, a file with a ".gm81"
extension. Also, you should submit a short README document
clearly describing the additional 10% contribution. Make sure
your name and login is included in the README file.
When you are ready to submit, zip everything up into a single archive file. Name the file LastName_FirstName_proj1.zip.
You will use the Web-based "Turnin" facility to submit your work. Information about submitting can be found here:
Use your WPI user ID to login, and you should have been emailed a password.
|Remember the policy on Academic Honesty: You may discuss the project with others, but you are to do your own work. The official WPI statement for Academic Honesty can be accessed HERE.|
The GameMaker home page.
Compiled GameMaker Tutorial Games (zipped), showing the range of games GameMaker supports.
There is a Wiki devoted to GameMaker, that includes background information and some possibly useful links at the bottom.