Module details for MPPOP Game Development Preparation Module


This module is designed to prepare Perfect World's nominated students for the Game development aspects of Abertay's residential Master in Professional Practice in Games Development (MProf).


This module will introduce students to the types of learning, concept development, innovation and industrially focused research that form a major element of the later MProf, while greatly improving their technical and contextual English language, awareness and comprehension of the subject area.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Demostrate a critical understanding of the key practices and roles within games development, informed by developments at the forefront of professional practice.

2.  Plan and execute investigations, projects and processes employing a range of specialised skills and processes appropriate to their discipline.

3.  Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills practices and thinking with the discipline of professional games development.

Indicative Content

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Professional Behaviour and Attitudes. Communication styles, methods and procedures.

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Motivation, Direction and Conduct. Group Dynamics and Group Working.

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Roles and Responsibilities. Interdisciplinary Development and Practice.

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Client relations, Reputation and Longevity. International and outsourcing challenges.

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Commercial viability, audience demographics and sustainability. Creativity and Innovation.

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Ludology and Narratology. Technologies and Gameplay.

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Concept Development. Implementation, Integration and Iteration.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 150
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Practical Activity 250
Assessment 0
Independent 100
Total 500

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.