This an ‘unofficial’ (but with permission) interactive gallery of the Sophomore Video Game Design projects at The Cleveland Institute of Art.
Game Design is generally considered a team sport. Students at CIA usually only get to build Video Games on teams starting in their Junior year.
During the 2013/2014 academic year a new approach was taken to teach students to be 100% self-sufficient in their design (& development) of 3 video game projects based on the Golden Age of Arcade Games: Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong.
The Platformer Videos were the final project for the Fall Course (a traditional Game Design course involving board & card games). Please note – these are just videos – created entirely in Flash, Premiere, or After Effects.
The rest of the games were created in GameMaker: Studio during the Spring semester and are presented here are HTML5 and fully playable in web browsers (but not on mobile devices).
All games are “one level games” – when you clear a level you start the level over – you play until you lose all your lives.
and the Joy2Key software for Windows.