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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Design and build computer games 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117630  Design and build computer games 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  13 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0362/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to research and build a computer game using all available resources and system applications. Learners are able to test the game to ensure it meets with original objectives and present the final game to relevant stakeholders.

The qualifying learners are capable of:
  • Preparing to build computer games.
  • Designing and developing computer games.
  • Testing the computer games.
  • Presenting the computer games. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competency against the unit standards in the qualification, National Diploma in Visual Communications -Multimedia at NQF Level 5 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Multimedia tools will include but is not limited to; Adobe Photoshop, various 3D modelling applications, various animation applications, Adobe Premier, Macromedia Director, Adobe Aftereffects. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to build computer games. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The storyline is researched and evaluated following company research processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The story is mapped in required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The main characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of the storyline are described in required terminology and in line with original objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design and develop computer games. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The storyboards are designed and drawn up in required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The animations are created within set parameters and system guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Buttons are inserted in line with system/programme requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The logo is redesigned in line with customer requirements and system/programme guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The look is completed to meet requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test the computer games. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Computer game is submitted for product testing in line with company testing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test results are analysed and errors identified and rectified within required time frame and system specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Repaired game is re-submitted for testing within required time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Approval is obtain from required individuals in the required format for the game release. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Present the computer games. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tested, approved game is presented to stakeholders in required format and time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback is noted and actioned where required within the required time frame. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge of the methods and techniques for building computer games. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, where responses display an understanding of the creation of computer games. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual and language skills to create computer games. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist in the creation of computer games. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of developing entrepreneurial opportunities for computer games. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49603   Bachelor of Visual Communications  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



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