Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich


Game Programming Laboratory - SS14 - Schedule


Each of the lectures will usually consist of the following three parts: a lecture on a general topic, information about the project structure, and a practical exercise part. In addition, meetings of the game teams with the supervisor to discuss the progress of the projects are held.

This presents a preliminary schedule and will be updated during the course of the lecture.

18.02.14 Introduction, Conceptualization, Project structure
Form groups
25.02.14 Structure of Games
Soft Skills
Student presentations - Pitch of the game idea
04.03.14 Exercise Block I - Introduction to Unity3D
11.03.14 History of games field trip to Outlane (to be confirmed)
18.03.14 Student presentations - Formal game proposal and physical prototype
25.03.14 Exercise Block II - Asset creation and usage
01.04.14 Student presentations - First playable demo
07.04.14 Guest lecture in CS colloquium by John Edwards
08.04.14 No class - please attend guest lecture on Monday!
15.04.14 Student presentations - Interim demos
22.04.14 No class - easter holidays
29.04.14 Playtesting
AI, Sound, Controls
05.06.14 Student presentations - Alpha release demos
13.05.14 Functionality, Completeness, Balance
20.05.14 Student presentations - Playtest results
27.05.14 Final public presentations


The following assignments will be given in class, and have to be completed by the shown dates. Most of them involve adding a chapter on a specific topic to the game project document.

Due date Assignment
Monday, March 3, 17:00 Rough draft of the formal project proposal added to game notebook
Monday, March 10, 17:00 Final formal project proposal chapter added to game notebook
Monday, March 17, 17:00 Prototype chapter added to game notebook
Monday, April 14, 17:00 Interim report chapter added to game notebook
Monday, May 5, 17:00 Alpha release chapter added to game notebook
Monday, May 19, 17:00 Playtest chapter added to game notebook
Monday, May 26, 17:00 Conclusion chapter added to game notebook
Demo Video

Presentations & Demos

At the following dates presentations or demos will be given by the students during the class.

Date Topic
Tuesday, February 25 Informal pitch of the game idea
Tuesday, March 18 Formal game proposal and prototypes
Tuesday, April 1 First playable demos
Tuesday, April 15 Interim demos
Tuesday, May 6 Alpha release demos
Tuesday, May 20 Playtest presentation
Tuesday, May 27 Final public presentation