There is a series of lectures (including guest lectures) which contain the content for the exam. There are three practical assignments.


For the date, time and location of the exam, refer to the education page.

The exam is a closed book exam, no material may be used during the exam. The exam consists of two parts, a multiple choice part and an analysis part, each counting for 50% of the grade.

  • The multiple choice part has questions that can be answered using the knowledge gained in the lectures, by attending and reviewing the slides. The emphasis is on the regular lectures instead of the guest lectures.
  • The analysis part mostly requires knowledge and skills of the MDA framework and game analysis lectures. The analytical skills required for this part of the exam are also trained in Assignment 3.

There is no practice exam available.


The final grade consists of four parts: three practical assignments (P1, P2 and P3), and the final exam (E).
The final grade is calculated as 0.1*P1 + 0.4*P2 + 0.2*P3 + 0.3*E .

The final grade is rounded to whole numbers when it is below 6.0. It will be rounded to halves numbers when it is above 6.0. For example, a 5.4 will be rounded to a 5 while a 6.4 will be rounded to a 6.5.

To pass the course, several criteria must be met:

  • The final rounded grade must be 6 or higher.
  • The exam E must be at least 5.0.
  • The weighted average of the practical assignments must be at least 5.0. The formula for the weighted average is: (0.1*P1 + 0.4*P2 + 0.2*P3) / 0.7
  • All practical assignments, including all subtasks, must have been submitted. Effortless submissions do not count as a submission. If a student did not participate in the group (or the participation was effortless), the submission does not count for this individual.

Retake arrangement

A retake can be requested for the exam, and/or assignment 3. Assignment 1 or 2 cannot be retaken. The retake exam replaces the exam grade (E). The retake assignment 3 replaces the grade of assignment 3.

The following criteria must be met to be eligible for a retake:

  • (University-wide rule:) Either you have not completed all mandatory parts of the course, or your final grade is a 4 or a 5. A retake is not allowed if the course has been passed (exceptions can be made by the Exam Committee).
  • P1 and P2 cannot be retaken. In some exceptional situations (such as “overmacht”) an exception can be made, contact the lecturer.
  • The student must e-mail the lecturer with the retake request within two weeks after publication of the final grade.

Check the CS education page when the retake exam is scheduled. The retake assignment 3 requires you to write two analysis that will be graded more toughly. The deadline is to be determined and will be e-mailed to you after you have requested to do a retake assignment.

Academic dishonesty

Fraud or plagiarism has to be reported to the Board of Examiners, as required by the Education and Examination Regulations. This includes, for example, copying from the internet or other students.