Create games for mobile devices

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICTGAM528, 'Create games for mobile devices'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Create games for mobile devices' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Research and document mobile gaming device technologies

1.1 Research, identify and describe the current mobile devices suitable for games

1.2 Identity a suitable mobile device

1.3 Identify the technical limitations and constraints of the mobile gaming device

1.4 Research and identify the tools and technology for creating applications for the mobile device

1.5 Identify a suitable tool for the mobile gaming device

1.6 Research, identify, and describe market-successful mobile game devices

2. Plan the project

2.1 Create or obtain the project brief and documents

2.2 Identify the game production assets required to meet creative and production requirements, and the technical specifications

2.3 Define developer roles and skills

2.4 Create a schedule for production and testing

2.5 Determine the strategies for monitoring the production progress against the schedule

3. Create game assets

3.1 Create graphics assets

3.2 Create music and sound assets

4. Develop a game prototype

4.1 Develop a game prototype using a programming language

4.2 Create and check game-play elements, according to creative and technical requirements

4.3 Test and run game-play on mobile devices

4.4 Identify whether or not the game meets creative, production and technical requirements

5. Evaluate the game prototype

5.1 Demonstrate the initial prototype to relevant personnel

5.2 Evaluate against criteria, including achievement of a creative and user-friendly product

5.3 Discuss, and agree, on required changes to the prototype

5.4 Assist, if required, in tests and user trials

5.5 Evaluate the feedback from user trials

5.6 Confirm the endorsement from relevant personnel to develop the prototype into a complete product

6. Transform the prototype into a final proof-of-concept prototype

6.1 Make the necessary changes, as indicated by user trials

6.2 Integrate all the game elements, as required by specifications

6.3 Polish the game