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|Session Name:||Stone Soup: Procedurally Mixing Student Projects to Teach Flexible System Design|
|Company Name(s):||NYU Game Center|
|Track / Format:||Educators Summit|
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|Overview:||For an elective on procedural generation, AP Thomson designed a unique assignment: students were tasked with designing and programming puzzles, items, and enemies for the same game. The catch: their work would be mixed together in a single procedurally generated level and they couldn't know for certain what their classmates would create. The results were sometimes messy, sometimes surprising, and always interesting. This talk presents a close look at "Stone Soup", including the technical design of the assignment, the on-boarding process for students, and some of the challenges involved in teaching students to design for the unknown.|