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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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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.

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 Samuel G G

May 27, 2020

Thank you for this great courses

By Thao P

May 18, 2020

Cover many topics in simple ways

By Viraj S

May 13, 2020

Very helpful learning experience

By Asad U

Feb 2, 2018

WOW Course tbh. I learned a lot.

By Mikołaj K

Dec 17, 2016

Friendly, comprehensive and fun.

By Anibal G

Apr 24, 2016

Awesome course! I learned a lot!

By Marvin A

Apr 6, 2016


Recomendable al 100%

By Francisco N

Nov 7, 2015

Great course simple and engaging

By Richard M

Jul 26, 2021

Great Learning the Fundamentals

By Maxwell V

Feb 17, 2021

Such a great introduction class

By Ambrose J

Nov 3, 2016

Great Teacher, Great Feedback.

By Eli Y

Sep 5, 2016

Tnx I realy liked the puppet:)

By Nimish M

Nov 14, 2015

Very informative and engaging.

By marvin d g p

Oct 19, 2015

Muy bueno y clara enseñanza :)

By Iaroslav R

Sep 10, 2020

A great course to begin with.

By jazib a

Nov 15, 2019

recommended very good teacher

By An Q

Feb 20, 2018

Great start for a game maker!

By Daria R

Nov 25, 2016

This course gives me a smile.

By Giray B K

Jun 30, 2021

Simpler, fun and informative


Apr 30, 2020

Awesome course!!! I love it!

By Jerry Y

Oct 11, 2017

Thank you for your lectures.

By Jen A

Sep 23, 2016

Very engaging presentations!

By Sergio A M P

Apr 24, 2021

Muy entretenido y didáctico

By Santiago B

Mar 31, 2020

very good. complete course!

By Luca M P

Feb 4, 2018

Fantastic loved every part!