Bog Quiz 01: The Game Industry [10-27-09]

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 44

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This is the quiz covering the lectures and reading for the first class of Business of Games at the LA Film School. Some questions will reference outside information. Please check the class site for these. Http://instructor. Brandii. Googlepages. Com/quizzesCreated for class on 10-27-09


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    [This question references the fictional timeline found here: http://instructor.brandii.googlepages.com/thegastimeline]Based on what is stated in “The GAS Timeline”:In March 2016, “EdgeGames” would be classified as
    • A. 

      A first-party studio

    • B. 

      A third-party studio

    • C. 

      A third-party publisher

    • D. 

      Other

    • E. 

      Indeterminable

  • 2. 
    [This question references the fictional timeline found here: http://instructor.brandii.googlepages.com/thegastimeline]Based on what is stated in “The GAS Timeline”:In July 2015, “HitHardGames” would be classified as
    • A. 

      A first-party studio

    • B. 

      A third-party studio

    • C. 

      A third-party publisher

    • D. 

      Other

    • E. 

      Indeterminable

  • 3. 
    [This question references the fictional timeline found here: http://instructor.brandii.googlepages.com/thegastimeline]Based on what is stated in “The GAS Timeline”:In June 2015, “StarterGames” would be classified as
    • A. 

      A first-party studio

    • B. 

      A third-party studio

    • C. 

      A third-party publisher

    • D. 

      Other

    • E. 

      Indeterminable

  • 4. 
    [This question references the fictional timeline found here: http://instructor.brandii.googlepages.com/thegastimeline]Based on what is stated in “The GAS Timeline”:PRIOR to June 2015, “StarterGames” would be classified as
    • A. 

      A first-party studio

    • B. 

      A third-party studio

    • C. 

      A third-party publisher

    • D. 

      Other

    • E. 

      Indeterminable

  • 5. 
    [This question references the fictional timeline found here: http://instructor.brandii.googlepages.com/thegastimeline]Based on what is stated in “The GAS Timeline”:By March 2016, “CockeyGames” is 
    • A. 

      A first-party studio

    • B. 

      A third-party studio

    • C. 

      A third-party publisher

    • D. 

      Other

    • E. 

      Indeterminable

  • 6. 
    [This question references the fictional timeline found here: http://instructor.brandii.googlepages.com/thegastimeline]Based on what is stated in “The GAS Timeline”:In July 2015, “AirStrikers” would be classified as
    • A. 

      A first-party studio

    • B. 

      A third-party studio

    • C. 

      A third-party publisher

    • D. 

      Other

    • E. 

      Indeterminable

  • 7. 
    [This question references the fictional timeline found here: http://instructor.brandii.googlepages.com/thegastimeline]Based on what is stated in “The GAS Timeline”:By March 2016, Goggle is 
    • A. 

      A console manufacturer

    • B. 

      A third-party publisher

    • C. 

      A second-party studio

    • D. 

      A second-party publisher

    • E. 

      Indeterminable

  • 8. 
    [This question references the fictional timeline found here: http://instructor.brandii.googlepages.com/thegastimeline]Based on what is stated in “The GAS Timeline”:In July 2015, “Mergers-R-Us” would be classified as
    • A. 

      A first-party studio

    • B. 

      A third-party publisher

    • C. 

      An ESA

    • D. 

      A second-party publisher

    • E. 

      Indeterminable

  • 9. 
    1.       According to the lecture, the typical model (started by Nintendo) for financing a game starts with
    • A. 

      The publisher collecting money from the console manufacturer

    • B. 

      The publisher collecting money from the developer

    • C. 

      The first-party developer collecting money from the third-party developer

    • D. 

      The third-party developer collecting money from the first-party developer

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    1.       Based on the assigned reading: The lead designer, assuming s/he has a Creative Director to run inter-departmental and team management issues, is only responsible for the creation of the pre-production feature documentation. Considering design work is completed up-front; once the game goes into production, the lead designer’s job is complete.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    1.       Based on the assigned reading: At one time, all games were purchased through land based commercial retailers (like Wal-Mart, GameStop, Best Buy, etc). An increasing number of games are being sold online through “digital distribution” venues (like Steam & Xbox Live). If all games convert to being sold only online, these retailers will have NO impact whatsoever. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    1.       Based on the assigned reading: All third-party studios have the same internal structure and corporate hierarchy - starting with the Executive Producer who is above both the Creative Director and Producer (sometimes called the “Senior Producer”).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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