Game Development

Why should I study Game Development?

Game Development provides a flexible framework that encourages you to be creative, innovative and enterprising as you apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills and incorporate technologies to address game design and creation. You will produce games and game assets that allow you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills associated with the manipulation of digital communication media. Games can be developed across electronic, board and/or card styles.

Where does Game Development lead?

Understanding the process of creating games can lead to further study at TAFE SA, at University or at other institutions such as the SA Film Corporation.

Beyond further study, experience in game development could lead to employment or work experience with game companies. Many game developers make use of crowd-funding platforms to prototype, build and market their games.

What work will I do in Game Development?

Students will follow their interests in game development across a range of media such as electronic, board and/or card games. Topics will be based around areas such as:

  • Story development in a game context
  • Game design and development using an industry standard game engine (either Unity or Unreal)
  • Game scripting (predominantly using nodes)
  • 2D asset creation in Adobe Animate
  • 3D modelling and rendering using Blender
  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)
  • Special effects compositing
  • Cut scene video production
  • User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design
  • Project management
  • Using AI (for decreasing programming requirements and increasing game component output)

What do other students think about Game Development?

This course will be offered for the first time in 2024.

Where can I find more information about Game Development?

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