Before next class:
Welcome to Honors 104.502: Digital Game Development! Today we start with some introductions. I wonder these things about you:
Next we’ll dive right into some of the themes of this course. In this class we will be making games, so let’s design one:
You have some hidden information—a word, a number, a phrase, etc. You want me to figure out what it is. Come up with some ways to make this activity fun for me. Why are these ways fun? First, think on your own.
Later on we will write some programs together. Making games is a lot more than programming, but programming is a big deal and will be a major component of this class. That said, I intentionally outlawed computer science majors from taking this course. I don’t expect any prior knowledge. Even if you don’t go on to make games the rest of your life, this class should empower you to do things with technology.
Our introduction to programming will happen with Madeup, a programming language I’ve been working to build 3D models using code.
n = 3 nsteps = 10 moveto 0, 0, 0 repeat n move nsteps yaw 360 // n end dowel