Game Art & Design, "GAD", introduces students to the basic skills necessary to enter the game industry. In GAD students are introduced to the history of games and technology to help them understand where the industry has been and what the future may hold. Students also explore the basics of game theory and strategic thinking. Game designers create prototypes which provide a way to create aspects of the game or working model of a game. This course will walk the student through this process culminating in a finished board game prototype incorporating all of the aspects learned in game theory. In the culminating project students practice learning a game engine and produce a functioning 2D game.