Courses & Units

Game Design and Production KIT207


Note: This unit will only have online classes in 2022. All lectures and tutorials will be available online only.


This unit introduces the topic of game design. Students will work in teams to design and document a game and develop a simple prototype of their design using an agile development methodology. Design topics that will be covered include concept development, world design, character and story design, gameplay and game mechanics, user interface design, balancing and testing. In addition, students will learn skills that are essential for the game designer, such as 3D modelling, using level editing tools, and scripting.


Unit name Game Design and Production
Unit code KIT207
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Ian Lewis
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply agile development methodologies to the design and production of games and virtual worlds
  • Understand the relationship between the game designer and other members of the development team, including the ability to develop and modify art assets and scripts
  • Design games and virtual worlds that appeal to a target audience and implement prototypes to inform and evaluate their design
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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KIT107 OR KIT101 or KIT109


Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2hrs/wk
Tutorials: 12x2hrs, weeks 2-13

AssessmentExamination (50%)|Assignment 1: Portfolio (10%)|Assignment 2: Concept Document and Pitch (10%)|Assignment 4: Game Prototype (15%)|Assignment 3: Game Design Document (15%)
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