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Michael Gleicher
Office: 6385 CS
Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00am-11:45am, Wednesday 2:00pm-2:45pm


Rachel Heck
Office: 1309 CS (or 1347 CS - graphics lab)
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:30pm-4:15pm, Thursday 1:00pm-1:45pm

Class Meetings

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45
Room: CS 1325
Note: you are responsible for information discussed in class. Not everything in lectures will be in the readings, and not everything in the readings will be discussed in class.

Attendance and participation in class is required. Part of your grade is participation, and another part of your grade will be from assignments, many of which will have in-class components.

Mailing List

The course home page is the primary place for announcements. Please check it regularly.

There is a mailing list that is set up by DOIT that I have little control over. It will send email to your "wisc" account if you are a student. Please make sure that you either read this account, or have it forwarded. Emails to this list will be infrequent.


See Book List




How you will be graded:

Game Project - 30%

This includes all phases, including your reviews of other games and your critiques of other designs.

Technical Assignments - 40%

This includes the initial programming assignment, as well as a set of assignments/mini-projects in the second half of the course.

Participation and Class Material - 30%

This includes participating in class (which means attending class and contributing to it), keeping a good reading/class summary log, other "written" assignments (that are not part of projects), etc. Much of this is a subjective evaluation.
Note: if you are uncomfortable contributing to class verbally, you can still make contributions electronically. You can email questions about the readings that you'd like to have discussed in class, write ideas you've had or summaries of classes in your wiki page, ...
Note: there are no exams planned, so that it is your responsibility to demonstrate to the instructor and TA that you are learning the material through participation in class discussion and exercises, reading summaries, and other writings on your class Wiki.

Computing Environment

This class is assigned to the Storm lab (B240 CS). All assignments must run on the machines there (e.g. under Windows XP).


There will be a series of small assignments, including short writeups, in-class exercises, and small programs.

Programming Projects

There will be one "Game" project (where groups will build a game), and a series of smaller "technology" projects.

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