Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10/06/2014 - Rapid Prototyping

This Monday evening our beloved ex-president (now vice) gave a talk on rapid prototyping. Pulling from his past experiences and especially his ongoing student IGF project, he went through the process and benefits of this development process.

Some of the things to take away from his presentation...

  1. Prototypes are a great way to get an idea of how your brainstormed ideas will work as games.
  2. They save a lot of time due to not requiring a lot of coding.
  3. Set a deadline on each prototype.
  4. Before starting, make sure to ask yourself, "what do I want to learn from this prototype?"

Next week Patrick will be giving a talk on gameplay balance. We'll also be talking about GDC, so if you plan on coming, or are interested in how the largest Game Developers Conference operates come join us!