Project 1: Physical Game
Work in teams of 1-6 to create a physical/conventional game such as a board game, trading-card game, or pen-and-paper RPG.
In this project we will consider some of the more pure aspects of game design, doing lots of prototyping and playtesting. The advantage of a physical game is that the iteration time in terms of making design changes can be quite short. When making digital games, you acquire a lot of technical debt and there can be huge development hurdles when making changes.
Project 2: Digital Game
Work in teams of 1-6 to create a digital game using Unity.
Once our conventional games are complete, we will move on to digital games. Digital games often have a more complicated development process, as both the gameplay aspects as well as the technology must be implemented.
You can make a 2D, 2.5D, or 3D game. Networking is possible in Unity, but makes the development process more complicated. Splitscreen is a reasonable alternative if multiplayer functionality is desired.