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You should try your game with sample users - ask your friends to help you. Be ready to listen - see Ch. 1! Be open to making substantial changes to what you have. The more useful feedback you get early and often, the better your final product will be.
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Submit the following:

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typed, one-page paper describing your game. Include the following:

** Your names, course, assignment no., date
** Name of the game
** Idea/objective of the game
** Object(s) used (e.g., ''goal post'' made from paper clip, ''ball'' made from rubber band, etc.)
** Rules of the game
** A photograph (from a sample game, or for demonstrating how to play the game - explain, in the photo caption)
** How to calculate score
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Submit the following a typed,''' one-page paper (PDF)''' describing your game. Include the following:

* Your names, course, assignment no., date

* Name of the game

* Idea/objective of the game

* Object(s) used (e.g., ''goal post'' made from paper clip, ''ball'' made from rubber band, etc.)

* Rules of the game

* A photograph (from a sample game, or for demonstrating how to play the game - explain, in the photo caption)

* How to calculate score

* Describe how your game has evolved, as a result of listening to your users.
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You should try/demo your game with sample users - ask your friends to help you. Be ready to listen - see Ch. 1! Be open to making substantial changes to what you have. The more useful feedback you get early and often, the better your final product will be.
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You will submit your assignment (a printout) at the beginning of class on the due date.
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# You will submit your assignment on '''OAKS''', by the due date.

# Also, bring a '''printout''' at the beginning of class,
on the due date.
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'''Due Date''': Friday, Jan. 18, 2013\\
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'''Due Date''': Wed, Jan. 23, 2013\\
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'''Assigned Date''': Wed, Jan. 16, 2013\\
'''Due Date''': Friday, Jan. 18, 2013\\
'''Due Time''': 2:00pm

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!!Purpose

This assignment focuses on:

* developing computer games from the ground up
* using effective skills and strategies for working collaboratively
* paper prototyping and user interface design
* using appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques

This is a pair assignment. You may discuss the assignment only within your team or the instructor.

!!Assignment

Develop a fun game using two of the following: an index card, a paper clip, a rubber band.

By "fun" we mean a game that an average person would be interested in playing for at least 10 mins. It may be a single-player game, or involve an opponent (or collaborator) - your choice.

!!Details

Submit the following:

# A typed, one-page paper describing your game. Include the following:

** Your names, course, assignment no., date
** Name of the game
** Idea/objective of the game
** Object(s) used (e.g., ''goal post'' made from paper clip, ''ball'' made from rubber band, etc.)
** Rules of the game
** A photograph (from a sample game, or for demonstrating how to play the game - explain, in the photo caption)
** How to calculate score

Aim for simplicity and elegance.

You should try/demo your game with sample users - ask your friends to help you. Be ready to listen - see Ch. 1! Be open to making substantial changes to what you have. The more useful feedback you get early and often, the better your final product will be.

!!Submission

You will submit your assignment (a printout) at the beginning of class on the due date.

!!Grading

Your grade will be based on how well you followed the above instructions, and the depth/quality of your work.