'Game Design Project' - COMP 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Jörg Kienzle

Supervisor's Email: Joerg.Kienzle [at] mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-2049

Supervisor's Website: www.cs.mcgill.ca/~joerg/

Supervisor's department: Computer Science

Course number: COMP 396 (Computer Science)

Term: Winter 2013-2014

Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014

Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Project title: Game Design Project

Project description (50-100 words suggested): This project is open for students who want to participate in the 2014 edition of UbiSoft Game Design Competition in the Winter 2014 semester. In summary, the goal of the project is to create, design and implement a multiplayer game fulfilling a set of specific criteria (available upon request) during the Winter semester. This involves coming up with a game design (story / plot, concept art as well as audio / music supporting the story, game mechanics) and outline that design in a design document, as well as implementing a working prototype that demonstrates the most important parts of the game play using the Unity game engine. The playable prototype should show-case roughly 10 minutes of actual game play.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): The final grade of this project is based on the game design report combined with a presentation about the game design and the implementation challenges (50%), and the demonstration of the running game prototype (50%).

Project status: This project is open to applicant.

How students can apply / Next steps: Bring a printed copy of this application form and your advising transcript to me during office hours.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.