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About the Course

Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with our games. In this course you will understand what defines a “game” and the mechanics and rules behind different types of games. Through four linked assignments you'll learn ways to create and describe a game concept, and specifically what makes a compelling game. This course focuses on the conceptual underpinnings of games, and all assignments can be completed with a pencil and paper – no previous programming knowledge is required....

Top reviews

TN
Apr 12, 2020

I really loved doing this course. Learnt how to make a simple game and make it really interesting! I loved how the easily the instructor was able to teach us and make us curious throughout the course.

DG
Feb 12, 2020

The lecture videos from Professor Fran and his old friend were surprisingly entertaining. Kudos to the team because they were able to make it fun, informative, and engaging throughout the four weeks.

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By Balkis C D T

Dec 16, 2019

It is super fun and full of useful information. THANK YOU SO MUCH! <3

By Natalia K

Dec 29, 2016

Very informative and well-structured. Easy-to follow and enjoyable :)

By Lin J

Mar 19, 2016

Very good course and the lecturer video is well made and interesting!

By Caitlin T

May 28, 2019

It's awesome, Mr. Krause is great and I'm thoroughly enjoying myself

By Sudareva E

Jul 28, 2020

Thank our tutor! I love this course so much!!! Thank you, thank you

By Natalia T

May 17, 2020

AWESOME TEACHER AND CURRICULUM. He made it really fun and engaging.

By Bao T

Aug 6, 2018

Amazing for anyone who is starting out on the road to making a game

By Patrick L

Oct 2, 2016

Really a very nice course, informative, clear, concise, and fun :)

By Zhanna D

Oct 29, 2015

Adorable course!!! I have so much fun!!

Thank you for creating it.

By Glaucio J M d C

Aug 20, 2019

Cool discipline for the ones that are starting on game world :-)

By Edgar D B R

Dec 28, 2016

A great course that introducts you to game design in a fun way.

By Karavayeva A

Feb 12, 2016

A great course more about practice which is the most important!

By Ahmad A

Oct 8, 2015

To become game designer, I must enroll and learn about this (y)

By Atika D S

Aug 29, 2020

love the idea of the content creation ! thank you CalArts :-)

By Mikiodelg

Oct 9, 2015

Very useful for start game designers, funny and good profesor.

By Michael J

Mar 22, 2016

very useful for beginners, especially explaining fundamentals

By AnandVVN

Dec 8, 2015

Awesome course, informative and easy to understand, thank you

By Enrique F B

Aug 10, 2020

Its a really good course for beginners and had fun doing it.

By Jose D

May 4, 2020

Great course and great way of teaching.Enjoyed every lecture

By Klemen Š

Jan 15, 2016

Great and fun course. Alows you tobe very creative! LOVE IT!

By Melody M

Jan 4, 2016

So much fun and great for beginners through advanced gamers.

By Felipe R

Oct 5, 2019

Great Course, I really learn the principles of game design!

By Jandson D d S

May 1, 2017

Great teacher, I've had a lot of fun doing the assignments!

By Vikas V

Jun 26, 2016

Nicely explained course. Very helpful. Thank you, Coursera!

By Kenneth I

Mar 31, 2020

Im 11 years old I passed,the teacher explained really well