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									                      48-Hour Video Game Contest
                      Programmer/Designer, Artist



                                                     Day 1                                                                                                                Day 2
                     9am        12pm              3pm               6pm           9pm         12am 1am            9am         12pm             3pm          6pm           9pm         12am               3am          6am          9am
Programmer-
  Designer




                                                 Con-                  Primary                 Debug/                 Secondary              Balance                        Control             Signature          Special
                      Infrastructure
                                                 trols                 Mechanic                Slack                  Mechanic               Mechanics                      Tuning              Effect             Effects
                                       Level             Primary                   Tune                                           Refactor                HUD                         Audio                 Main             Debug/
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                                                                                                                                                                  BREAK
                                                         Mech.Design               Gameplay                                                               & UI                        Effects                                Slack




                                                                                                          SLEEP
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Menu
    2D / 3D Artist




                            Character Art                                                 Revise                           Effects
                                                                   Level                                                                          Level                                           Title Screen
                                                                                                                                                                            UI Elements                               Art Tweaks




                       M1: Tech. Demo                                                          M3: Engaging                                                          M6: Features
 Milestones




                       Navigate empty world                                                    M ajor mechanic is                                                    Game is complete; remaining
                       using imported art.                                                     engaging for player.                                                  work is only extra polish.


                                                             M2: Playable                                                  M5: Gameplay                                                                     M7: Gold
                                                             M ajor mechanic is playable;                                  Game is playable, understandable,                                                Game complete and
                                                             scores, win/lose                                              and enjoyable by regular players.                                                ready for distribution.
                                                                                Milestones                                                   Artist                 Writer           Designer           Producer

                                                                                                                                                                       Proposal Brainstorming
                                                                                                                                                                         Theme Wroksheet




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Su
                                                                                                                                                                     Proposal                              Proposal

                                                                                                                                                                      Related Games                    Schedule & Tech




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mo
                                                                                                                                              Reference Art
                                                                                                                                                                      Research and Writeup (4h)        Worksheet (3h)




                                                                                                                       M1: Proposal
                                                                                                                                                                           Design Meeting




                                                         M2: Overview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tu




                                                                                    supporting documents.
                                                                                    Proposal worksheet and
                                                                                                                                                                   World, Player   Sketch State,          Budget (1h)
                                                                                                                                                Concept Art        Composites      Mechanics (3h)                             We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Th



                                                                                                                                               Test Printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Producer, Designer, Artist, Writer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fr




                                                                                                                                                                       Assemble Prototype (2 h)

                                                                                                                                                                      Major Internal Playtest (4 h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Week 1: Preproduction




All design doc sections drafted, Overview, Rel. Games,
                                                                                                                       M3: Prototype
                                                                                                                                                                           Design Meeting




Theme/World, Composites, Ref & Concept Art complete.
                                                                                                                                                 Board Art                                             Test Writeup    (1h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3-Week Board Game Student Project




                                                                                    Primary mechanics in place.
                                                                                    Playable prototype complete.
                                                                                                                                                  Card Art                            Mechanics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Su




                                                                                                                                                                                      Analysis (4h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mo




                                                                                                                                                                      Major Internal Playtest (4h)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Test Writeup   (1h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tu




                                                                                                                                                                     Rule book
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We




                                                         M4: Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                     Flavor Text




                                                                                    locked down.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Th




                                                                                                                                               Final Artwork




Mech. Analysis complete, major
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fr




mechanics game roughly balanced.
                                                                                                                                                    Print
                                                                                                                       M5: Design Complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Week 2: Production

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sa




                                                                                    Game is balanced. M echanics are



                                                                                                                                                                               Assembly

                                                                                                                                                                                               Kleenex Playtest

                                                                                                                                                                    Outline           Minor Balance
                                                                                                                                                 Revise Art         Presentation      Adjust (2h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Su




                                                                                                                                                                   Edit Rule Book
                                                                                                                                             Print Board & Cards   Edit Design Doc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mo




                                                                                                                                                                           Make Slides (1h)
only extra polish.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tu




                                                                                                                                              Illustrate Rules
                                                                                                                                                                      Rehearse Presentation (1h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We




                                                         M6: Feature Complete




                                                                                                                                                        Box and Box Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Th




                                                                                                                                                                                    Final Slide
Game is complete; remaining work is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Week 3: Polish




                                                                                    presentation




                                                                                                                                                                                    Adjustments
                                                                                    In-class project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fr




                                                                                                                                                                      Rehearse Presentation (1h)
                                                                                                                       M7: Present




                                                                                                                                                                              Present
Milestones                                                                            Artists         Designer /        Programmer            Producer /
                                                                                                       Writer                                Programmer

                                                                                                          Proposal Brainstorming
                                                                                                            Theme Wroksheet




                                                                                                                                                               Su
                                                                                                        Proposal                               Proposal

                                                                                                      Reference Art
                                                                                                                                                               Mo
                                                                                  Reference Art                                                Schedule




                                                              M1: Proposal
   supporting documents.
   Proposal worksheet and
                                                                                                                                                               Tu


                                                                                                      World, Player
                                                                                                      Composites
                                                                                                                                                               We




                                                                                                                        Technology Plan
                                                                                                                          (Algorithms)
                                                                                                                                           Technology Plan
                                                                                   Concept Art       Related Games
                                                                                                                                                               Th




                                                                                                                                               (Tools)
                                                                                                     Research and
                                                                                                      Writeup (4h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4-Week Video Game Student Project




                                                                                                                                                               Fr




                                                                                                              Design Meeting




                                                              M2: Overview
                                                                                  Test Art Import                                           Test Art Import
                                                                                                                         Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                               Sa




                                                                                    Workflow                                                  Workflow
                                                                                                                                                                                    Team is already trained on a game engine and art tools

                                                                                                                                                                    Preproduction




                                                                                                    Sketch State and
                                                                                                      Mechanics
                                                                                                                                              Implement
                                                                                                                       Implement Primary
                                                                                  Prototype Level                                             Secondary
                                                                                                                           Mechanic
                                                                                                                                               Mechanic




                                                                                                                                              Implement
                                                                                                                       Implement Primary
                                                                                                                                                               Su




                                                                                                                                              Secondary
                                                                                                                           Mechanic

   All design doc sections drafted, Overview, Rel. Games,
                                                                                                                                               Mechanic


   Theme/World, Composites, Ref & Concept Art complete.
                                                                                  Main Character
                                                                                                                                                               Mo




                                                                                                                                             Prototype UI
                                                                                                                                                               Tu




                                                                                                    Revise Mechanics
                                                                                                                                                                                    Producer/Programmer, Programmer, Designer/Writer, 1 Artists (for 2D) or 3 Artists (for 3D)




                                                                                                                        Tools for Tuning   Prototype Sound
                                                                                                    from Programmer
                                                                                                                          Mechanics            Effects
                                                                                                        Feedback
                                                                                                                                                               We




                                                                                                              Design Meeting
                                                                                                                                                               Th




                                                                                      UI Art          Level Design
                                                            M3: Technology Demo
                                                                                                                                                               Fr




                                                                                                                                             Sound Effects
 mechanics implemented in-engine.




                                                                                                                                           (Code and Assets)
 Demonstrate artist content and major




                                                                                                                       Networking or AI
                                                                                                                                                               Sa
                                                                                                                                                                    Production




                                                                                     Level Art
                                                     Milestones                                                                   Artists         Designer /              Programmer         Producer /
                                                                                                                                                   Writer                                   Programmer

                                                                                                                                                             Internal Playtest




                                                                                                                                                                                                            Su
                                                                                                                                                 Test Writeup    (1h)               Debugging

                                                                                                                                 Level Art
                                                                                                                                                                          Refactoring
                                                                                                                                                 Reviset Mechanics                         Insert UI Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mo




                                                                                                         M4: Engaging
                                                                                                                                                             Design Meeting




                                                                                  Gameplay is engaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tu

                                                                                                                                                                                    Mechanics

                                                                                                                                                             Internal Playtest
                                                                                                                                                                                                            We




                                                                                                                                                                         Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                Additional
                                                                                                                                                 Mechanics Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Th




                                        M5: Analysis
                                                                                                                                Characters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Production




                                                                                                                                                                                    Mechanics
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fr




Mech. Analysis complete, major
mechanics game roughly balanced.
                                                                                                                                                             Kleenex Playtest
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sa




                                                                                                                                                  Test Writeup   (1h)

                                                                                                                               Equipment Art     Dialogue, Tags, and
                                                                                                                                                                                           Crash Testing
                                                                                                                                                 In-Game Instructions




                                                                locked down.
                                                                                                                                                                General Meeting



                                                                                                         M5: Design Complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Su




                                                                                                                                Main Menu
                                                                                                                                                   Tune Mechanics                                Menus
                                                                                                                                Background

                                                                Game is balanced. M echanics are
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mo




                                                                                                                                                                          Tune Controls
                                                                                                                                 Effects Art

                                                                                                                                                                                                Installer
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tu




                                                                                                                                                             Kleenex Playtest
                                                                                                                                Title Screen       Tune Mechanics
  only extra polish.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            We




                                                                                                                                             Website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Polish




                                                                                                                                                                Make Slides (1h)
                                                                                                                                                       Rehearse Presentation (1h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Th




                                         M6: Feature Complete




                                                                                                                                                    Final Slide
                                                                                                                                                    Adjustments
  Game is complete; remaining work is
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fr




                                                                                                                                                        Rehearse Presentation (1h)
                                                                                                                                                                  Presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sa




                                                                presentation
                                                                In-class project
                                                                                                         M7: Present
                                                                                Milestones                                                    Artist                Writer            Designer           Producer

                                                                                                                                                                        Proposal Brainstorming
                                                                                                                                                                          Theme Wroksheet




                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Su
                                                                                                                                                                      Proposal                               Proposal

                                                                                                                                                                       Related Games                     Schedule & Tech
                                                                                                                                               Reference Art



                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mo
                                                                                                                                                                       Research and Writeup (4h)         Worksheet (3h)




                                                                                                                        M1: Proposal
                                                                                                                                                                            Design Meeting




                                                         M2: Overview
                                                                                     supporting documents.
                                                                                     Proposal worksheet and
                                                                                                                                                                    World, Player   Sketch State,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tu
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Budget (1h)
                                                                                                                                                 Concept Art
                                                                                                                                                                    Composites      Mechanics (3h)                             We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 Programmers, 20 Artists




                                                                                                                                                Test Printing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Th




                                                                                                                                                                        Assemble Prototype (2 h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fr




                                                                                                                                                                       Major Internal Playtest (4 h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Week 1: Preproduction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2-Year Commercial Video Game




All design doc sections drafted, Overview, Rel. Games,
                                                                                                                        M3: Prototype
                                                                                                                                                                            Design Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sa




Theme/World, Composites, Ref & Concept Art complete.
                                                                                                                                                  Board Art                                              Test Writeup   (1h)




                                                                                     Primary mechanics in place.
                                                                                     Playable prototype complete.
                                                                                                                                                   Card Art                            Mechanics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Su




                                                                                                                                                                                       Analysis (4h)


                                                                                                                                                                       Major Internal Playtest (4h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mo




                                                                                                                                                                                             TEMPORARY




                                                                                                                                                                                                         Test Writeup   (1h)
                                                                                                                                                                      Rule book
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tu




                                                         M4: Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We




                                                                                                                                                                      Flavor Text




                                                                                     locked down.
                                                                                                                                                Final Artwork
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Th




Mech. Analysis complete, major
mechanics game roughly balanced.
                                                                                                                                                     Print
                                                                                                                        M5: Design Complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Week 1: Production




                                                                                     Game is balanced. M echanics are



                                                                                                                                                                                Assembly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sa




                                                                                                                                                                                                Kleenex Playtest

                                                                                                                                                                     Outline           Minor Balance
                                                                                                                                                  Revise Art         Presentation      Adjust (2h)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Su




                                                                                                                                                                    Edit Rule Book
                                                                                                                                              Print Board & Cards   Edit Design Doc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mo




                                                                                                                                                                            Make Slides (1h)

                                                                                                                                               Illustrate Rules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tu




                                                                                                                                                                       Rehearse Presentation (1h)
work is only extra polish.
Game is complete; remaining
                                                         M6: Feature Complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We




                                                                                                                                                         Box and Box Art

                                                                                                                                                                                     Final Slide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Week 3: Polish




                                                                                     presentation




                                                                                                                                                                                     Adjustments
                                                                                     In-class project




                                                                                                                                                                       Rehearse Presentation (1h)
                                                                                                                        M7: Present




                                                                                                                                                                               Present
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fr

								
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