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Video Game Design Composition

Video Game Design Composition
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By: D. Michael Ploor

ISBN: 978-1-60525-769-3
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2014
Subject: Video Game Design
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $93.28
School Price: $69.96


Video Game Design Composition delivers in-depth instruction, including theory and application, on the details of video game design. This full-year curriculum is authored by an active instructor with over a decade of classroom experience teaching video game design. Included scope and sequence chart information outlines each day's activities for the student and the instructor.
  • A free, fully functional game engine download is included with the Software Design Guide.
  • STEM, college and career readiness, portfolio, teamwork, and event preparation activities are included in every chapter.
  • Text content is aligned with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)–recommended educational framework.

Related Title(s)
Video Game Design Foundations, 2nd Edition

Table of Contents

  1. Design Composition
  2. Character Composition
  3. Story Composition
  4. Interface Composition
  5. Immersion Composition
  6. Strategy Composition
  7. Puzzle Composition
  8. Sound FX Composition
  9. Art Composition
10. Three-Dimensional Art Composition
11. Animation Composition
12. Programming Composition
13. Simulation Composition

Look Inside

Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Video Game Design)
   sample Chapter 3 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Video Game Design)
   sample Chapter 11 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Video Game Design)
   sample Glossary (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Video Game Design)
Software Design Guide
     Clickteam Software Demo Downloads (Web Link, Software Demo)
   sample Table of Contents, Chapter 7 Objectives, and Activity 7-1 (PDF, 1.95 MB)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 6.9 MB)
Mobile Companion Website
   sample View Mobile Site (m.g-wlearning.com, Video Game Design)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Video Game Design)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Games and Simulation Pathway Standards (PDF, 310 KB)
   PDF Digital Game Development (PDF, 198 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

D. Michael Ploor - is the author of the series of certification preparation guides. Mr. Ploor's students have achieved exceptional results with the certification preparation guides. His students collectively pass more than 500 industry certification exams each year without the need for other preparation materials. Mr. Ploor has demonstrated the strength of integrating the certification guides in a diverse mix of courses.

Mr. Ploor is also the author of three textbooks on the subject of video game design: Introduction to Video Game Design, Video Game Design Foundations, and Video Game Design Composition. He is a National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technical Education and holds an MBA degree from the University of South Florida. He maintains professional teaching credentials in Business Education and Education Media Specialist.

Mr. Ploor is at the forefront of innovative teaching and curriculum. He developed STEM curriculum while serving as the lead teacher in the Career Academy of Computer Game Design at Middleton Magnet STEM High School. Mr. Ploor has applied his skills as a STEM Curriculum Integration Specialist in designing innovative curriculum and by collaborating to construct the state standards for video game design in several states. He has also been instrumental in authoring competitive events for Career and Technical Student Organizations such as the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL).

In addition to publishing textbooks and lessons, Mr. Ploor provides professional development as a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences to promote CTE education and video game design curriculum.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 448 978-1-60525-769-3 $93.28$69.96
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription Purchase
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 978-1-61960-291-5 $44.00$33.00
Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-63126-147-3 $129.28$96.96
Bundle (Text + Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription) (min. 15) 978-1-63126-149-7 $167.00$125.25
Software Design Guide 978-1-60525-771-6 $36.00$27.00
Bundle (Text + Software Design Guide) 978-1-61960-294-6 $122.00$91.50
* Multimedia Fusion 2 and Engine 001 978-1-61960-491-9 n/an/a*
* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-60525-770-9 $260.00$195.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 650 test questions 978-1-60525-773-0 $248.00$186.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 200 slides 978-1-61960-295-3 $240.00$180.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 200 slides 978-1-61960-296-0 $600.00$450.00*
* Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription 978-1-63126-148-0 $528.00$396.00*
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