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GAM666/DPS901 -- Introduction To Game Programming/3D

  • This course introduces three-dimensional, real-time, event-driven, multi-media, game programming. The course covers windows programming at the operating system level, low-level programming of hardware through the DirectX APIs and design implementation at the model-level.
  • The course is supported by an open instructional software framework with a set of accompanying web pages. The framework consists of components that are introduced in stages. The components are independent of one another and the web pages describe the upgrades at each stage.

Subject Description and Course Outcomes

External Links

The Project

The course assignment is a three-stage, team project to build a game using the in-class framework as its starting point. Each team consists of 4-5 members. Membership is subject to instructor approval and is open to modification until the week of the drop date for the course. The first stage of the assignment establishes the proposed design and identifies which member will work on which aspect of the game. Each member is responsible for a distinct aspect. Each team submits its proposal on the project page and meets with the instructor to review the proposal and obtain approval. The second stage releases a draft of the game. The third and final stage presents the completed game to the class. Further details are on the Project Requirements page.


  • Assignment 50%
    • Individual Work 50%
    • Group Work 50%
  • Test 20%
  • Exam 30%


Examples and In-Class Notes