Events and Animation
The best games will receive extra credit, and quite possibly fame!
See the grading sheet. Most of your grade is from meeting the basic requirements, but a non-trivial part is based on creativity / difficulty. It’s fine to re-use ideas (and code) from the sample game, but don’t expect an A+ from a game that looks and works just like the sample. Note: originality is not required. Making up a new game is fine, but it is also fine to imitate the ideas of some existing game (the code should, of course, be your own or based on the sample games we did in class).
Required Steps before you starting working:
This is a two week lab. However, prior to the start of the second lab period you must get enough of your game working so that you have at least two objects that move, in a way that is consistent with your game plan. User interaction is highly recommended but not required at this point. Submission: copy all your files to a Lab05beta directory and email a link to the instructor. Be sure to then modify your main Lab05 directory after sending this email, not the beta version. Meeting this milestone on-time is worth about 10% of your final grade.
2. Here is what you what you want to have when you are finished. Suggested plan of attack for getting there is below:
6. Extra credit: No specific requirements, but the best games will receive a nominal amount of extra credit. “Best” will be measured by the class favorite and the instructor’s (family’s??) favorite.
7. Ensure your page works with Firefox. Having it work on IE is encouraged but not required.
8. Ensure all your pages validate and that you have met all requirements.
NOTE: all HTML files must validate as XHTML without errors for full credit.
1) All of your files for Lab05 should be in a folder called "Lab05" (without the quotes) on the Web drive.
2) Your main page for Lab05 should be called "game.html" (without the quotes) and placed inside the folder Lab05.
3) All files must be complete and saved to your Web drive before you submit the hardcopy of your assignment. Do NOT modify your files after you have submitted your assignment.
4) Turn in the following hardcopy on or before the due date, stapled together in the following order (coversheet on top):
a) A completed assignment coversheet. Your comments will help us improve the course.
b) The first page of the output of the W3C validator, as run on the final version of your Lab05/game.html. This should show that your document correctly validated, but turn it in anyway if you can’t get your page to validate.
c) A printout of the source to your Lab05/game.html file (not the rendered page that you normally see with Internet Explorer/Firefox). Truncated lines are not acceptable – use Crimson Editor vice Notepad if needed for printing. You could also paste into Microsoft Word etc. if needed.