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About the Course

You have a great idea for a game. Turning that idea into a reality isn't just about knowing the tools. In this course you will practice moving from game concept through design documentation, prototyping and testing. Numerous elements go into the overall process of game design. These range from topics such as idea generation, story, character, and game world development, game mechanics and level design, and user experience design. You will explore the process for designing meaningful experiences for your players. At the end of the course learners will have produced a game's high concept document, one page blueprint, a physical prototype, pitch and supporting design documentation to move from an idea in your head to a fleshed out design, ready for implementation....

Top reviews

JR

Mar 27, 2016

Great course!\n\nThought I wouldn't use the stuff that I learned in the videos at first, but as I started working on my own projects, I realised it was very important knowledge for a game developer.

MC

Apr 03, 2017

This course helps your game go from concept to reality. It pushed me to get a digital prototype made and ready to demo. Great depth of information related to game design and the gaming industry.

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By Thiago G

Dec 17, 2015

Just great!

By Sanjit S

May 30, 2017

great course

By Maria A G

Jul 08, 2016

Really good course! Gives you the basic foundations you need for the specialization.

By Elias E

Dec 21, 2015

Great course, i loving it.

By Ivailo D

Sep 05, 2016

Very nice course ! :)

By Luis A C A

Sep 11, 2017

Excelente curso!

By Alan P

Jun 28, 2016

I enjoyed a lot to have classes with the teacher of this course.

O'Donnel helped me alot showing us some importants essays of Game Design and guiding us in the way to how to have a simple idea and work on it in order to make it in a good game.

Thanks!

By Alexander M

Oct 10, 2016

Some say you should make this course just when you have a ga.

By Ant S

Nov 21, 2017

amazing course with a amazing tudor!

By Cristiano O d S

Jan 02, 2018

Excelente curso!!!

Me ajudou a entender melhor o processo do game design.

By Tetiana L

Oct 08, 2017

Really liked the course. It was very useful and interesting! Thanks to the lecturer!

By Eugene B

Jan 21, 2018

This course give me a lot. From imaginary to where to start question answer.

By Muhammad K A

Dec 24, 2016

Wonderful course

By Thomas L

Dec 31, 2016

A great course - I thoroughly enjoyed it.

By Chelly B

Nov 20, 2017

Very informative beginning class for those interested in stepping into the world of game design.

By Valishin S

May 03, 2018

It's awesome!

By Sonja N S

Jul 30, 2016

Fabulous introduction into a world of Game Design and documents writing. Highly recommended!

By Hanlun S

Dec 07, 2015

Making progresses :)

By Arsineh B A

Sep 29, 2016

With this course I really learned how to think about a game idea.

By Md. T B

Oct 06, 2016

Excellent Course For Game Development Engineering :)

By Alexandra M

Nov 27, 2015

Fundamental game design documentation oriented course

By Erisana C S V

Oct 09, 2016

Great course on game design! You learn and you do...

By Natasa S

Nov 16, 2015

Very good brainstorming expirience! Thanks :)

By Hugo U

Dec 29, 2015

Es un curso excelente, he aprendido mucho. ¡¡¡Muchas gracias profesor Casey O'Donnell!!!

By Kareem Z

Aug 30, 2017

This + The Art of Game Design = Bliss