This course serves as an introduction to game design and game development. Topics include: game engine usage, game genre analysis, artificial intelligence in games, game development lifecycle, various game design strategies, network architecture in games and game development in a current programming language. Students will complete a major game development project. Formerly COSC 480 Topics in Computer Science: Game Design and Development. Not open to students who have received credit for COSC 480 Topics in Computer Science: Game Design and Development. Prerequisites: COSC 201; and MATH 200 or MATH 281.