Game Frameworks  
General Course Information  
Edirlei Soares de Lima  
Game Frameworks  
Professor: Edirlei Soares de Lima  
B.Sc. in Computer Science UnC  
M.Sc. in Computer Science UFSM  
Ph.D. in Computer Science PUC-Rio  
Teaching Experience: PUC-Rio, UNIRIO, UERJ, IADE-UE  
Game Experience:  
Game Engines: RPG Builder, 3D Game Builder;  
Research Projects: most are related with Logtell (;  
Games: Krimson (Best Game Award at SBGames 2010 Indie Game Development  
Festival), and several other prototype games.  
More Information:  
What is a Game Framework?  
A game engine, also known as game  
framework, is a software designed for  
people to create games.  
Programming libraries vs complete frameworks  
A game engine is extensible and can be  
used as the foundation for developing  
many different games without major  
Quake engine (1996), Unreal Engine (1998),  
Source Engine (2004), CryENGINE (2004) ,  
Microsoft XNA (2006), Unity (2005), Frostbite  
Engine (2008), etc...  
Game Frameworks  
Games Development:  
Explore the main modules of a game engine;  
Study of the Unity game engine;  
Study of the C# programming language;  
Learning Outcomes:  
. Explain the main modules of a game engine;  
. Implement 2D games using Unity;  
. Code C# scripts to solve general game programming problems;  
. Build 2D games to various platforms in Unity;  
Game Frameworks  
Module Content:  
1. Introduction to Game Engines;  
. Unity for 2D game development:  
a. Introduction to Unity and C#;  
b. 2D Physics;  
c. Camera;  
d. Sprites and Animations;  
e. Tilemaps;  
f. Game User Interfaces;  
g. RESTful Web Services and HTTP Communication in Unity;  
. 2D Game Development Topics;  
Active and experiential learning:  
Theoretical concepts;  
Practical examples;  
Implementation exercises;  
Game framework: Unity 2021.1.x  
Semester’s PBL team project:  
Implementation of the 2D game using the methods and techniques  
learned during the course.  
Continuous Assessment:  
[70%] Intermediate assessment:  
[60%] Individual exercises on the concepts learned;  
[40%] Second intermediate delivery of the semester’s PBL team project  
game prototype).  
[30%] End of term assessment:  
[100%] Final delivery of the team project (within the semester’s PBL team  
project) with individual discussion.  
Final Assessment:  
[100%] Practical exam on the concepts learned.  
Project Deliveries:  
1st delivery: game specification  
No evaluation for Game Frameworks.  
2nd delivery: working prototype  
General code and project + implementation progress.  
3rd delivery: final version  
General code and project + overall game complexity and game  
A report describing the implementation of the main technical features of  
the game must be delivered (examples of technical features: an inventory  
system, a procedural level generation algorithm, pathfinding, etc.).  
Gregory, J. (2014). Game Engine Architecture  
Press. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6001-7  
2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: A K Peters/CRC  
Jeremy G. (2017). Introduction to Game  
Design, Prototyping, and Development: from  
the Concept to Playable Game - with Unity  
and C# (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Addison-  
Wesley Professional. ISBN: 978-0134659862  
Hocking, J. (2018). Unity in Action:  
Multiplatform Game Development in C# (2nd  
ed.). Shelter Island, NY: Manning Publications.  
ISBN: 978-1617294969  
Game Frameworks  
Canvas: Game Frameworks  
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