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Bridging the gap: building better tools for game development

Tay, Daryl (2010) Bridging the gap: building better tools for game development. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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The following thesis is about questioning how we design game making tools, and how developers may build easier tools to use. It is about the highlighting the inadequacies of current game making programs as well as introducing Goal-Oriented Design as a possible solution. It is also about the processes of digital product development, and reflecting on the necessity for both design and development methods to work cohesively for meaningful results. Interaction Design is in essence the abstracting of key relations that matter to the contextual environment. The result of attempting to tie the Interaction Design principles, Game Design issues together with Software Development practices has led to the production of the User-Centred game engine, PlayBoard.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Media, Communication and Culture
Supervisor(s): Cypher, M.
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