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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....

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DG

Feb 13, 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.

OO

Nov 07, 2015

I really enjoyed this course. It was a lot of fun designing and redesigning a game, as well as getting to play other people's games. I enjoyed the lectures and found the peer reviews very helpful.

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By Wafa' B

Jan 31, 2019

Great course by Mr. Fran and the team at CALARTS. Looking forward to complete this program!

By Fenja H

Feb 15, 2016

The videos are entertaining to watch and to develop a paper-based game as assignment isfun.

By Luis P

Oct 13, 2015

So far, a great course to start on game design. Lessons are fun and full of thing to learn!

By Troy N

Oct 11, 2018

Deceptively simple at first but becomes much more involved. Excellent through simplicity.

By Lvdi W

Dec 28, 2015

Short and easy-to-take, the courses teaches some of the essential elements of game design.

By 罗杰

Apr 19, 2018

Simple course, but useful to me. I learn how to start game design by a correct direction.

By Cesar P

Jul 26, 2017

Love the teacher and the content. I Really enjoy the course from the beginning to the end

By Timothy O

Sep 17, 2017

I loved this class - though as my first exposure to critiquing it was a bit of a shock.

By Ahmad I

Jan 24, 2017

Awesome Course to kick off the Game Design world. Highly recommend for the game lovers.

By Alex M

Nov 03, 2016

Good teacher. You get a the best out of the course by taking the assignments seriously.

By Zheng L

Jun 22, 2018

a good course to motivate you to design game without need to know programming and arts

By Barnabás N

Feb 29, 2016

Basic introduction, if you don't know anything about game design this is your chance!

By Irina C

Oct 01, 2015

A great course for beginners. The teacher makes it easy to follow and fun. I love it!

By Pieter S

Apr 04, 2017

Engaging and interesting! This is by far the best online course that I've ever done!

By Alessandro G

Oct 21, 2015

This course is fun, enlightening and stimulating; the lessons are clear and concise.

By Karik J

Sep 25, 2015

OMG! Such a great oportunity to me, i'm a web programming studant, maybe some day!!

By Lucas G d S

Jun 14, 2016

Really amazing this fist step on this road! On the end I have my own boardgame.

By Tiana D

Sep 17, 2018

Great course, learnt a lot, especially from the assignments and peer feedback.

By Hank

Oct 23, 2015

Excellent! The teacher is just so lovely.I love this guy and enjoy this couse!

By David M

Sep 02, 2019

Very enjoyable course with a dynamic teaching method that kept me interested.

By Sebastian R

Mar 07, 2018

I liked the course. It confirmed my knowledge and gave some nice perspective.

By Lana S

Dec 11, 2015

just started it and it's great! they make it so simple and appealing love it!

By Daniil S

Oct 13, 2016

This course provides the most interesting tasks of the whole specialization.

By Jeries H

Nov 11, 2015

Very fun course to take, the teacher makes good dynamics to keep me focused.

By Damanpreet S L

Jul 02, 2016

It was extremely helpful in giving the basic idea of creating a video game