but it also teaches the use of digital painting skills and alpha texturing for sprites.
It helps students to understand optimisation and the use of low-resolution image
and sound files for mobile games and covers the creation of seamless background tiles.
Quite a good all round exercise and with the reward of some fun game-play.
Students are encouraged to push the boundaries of the tutorials to add their own
individual take on the design and challenge of the game play.
Here's a Spider Top Down Shooter battle by Games Design student,
Click the images below to play the various games
These will run in Internet Explorer or Firefox if you have a browser that supports HTML5
Year 1 student, Kamil Sroka also created an interesting solution to our first top down shooter brief.
And Year 1 student, Mikey, also created a solution to our first top down shooter brief
Plus Year 1 student, Robin Williams, has another solution :)
And a heavy metal top down bug shooter from Year 1 student, Sean Boardman
And here's my version :)