February 2019

Advanced Games Projects for 2019 - 2020 - CSCI-529 A&B

If you are planning on taking the CSCI-529 A&B classes, we have started preparations for the team formations. If you have not already done so, please fill in the attached form and provide a non-USC email that we will use to invite you to the shared group. From there, if you already have a project idea, please post it to the group and feel free to talk with any of the AI & LCAD students and the existing threads that have been posted to join a team if you want. Also if you have a project idea already, please upload any relevant documents you have to the following folder as well, and we will share it with everyone.

As a reminder, the deadline for project pitches for next year is
Thursday, March 21st - pitches should be uploaded to the Document folder link below. Qualified teams will be invited to pitch on March 28th. Here are the pitch document guidelines, which also offers a link to a template you can use. Here's a great example of a GDD document from an older AGP project that you can also follow, and here you can find some of the previous year's submitted documents.

Key Documents:
  • Contact Form: Everyone participating must fill out this form.
  • Document Folder: If you have a project idea already, please upload any relevant documents.
  • Pitch Document Guidelines: This document includes all pitch requirements, and also has a link to a pitch template you can use. Here you can find some of the previous year's submitted documents.
  • Game Design Document: Here's a great example of a GDD document from an older AGP project.
Key Dates
  • Team Recruiting - Feb 25: We invite candidates to pitch game concepts for the purpose of recruiting art team members at the Art Institute on North Hollywood. Pitches will start on Monday, February 25th from 3:00-400pm on the 4th floor, located at the Art Institute on North Hollywood, 5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
  • Final Pitch - Mar 28: The Final Pitch presentation will be on Thursday, Mar. 28th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in EGG 108 at USC GamePipe Laboratory, 746 W Adams, Los Angeles, CA 90089. The The selected teams will be announced a week later. Pitch presentation should be 10-15 minutes.