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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 Arikleyton d O F

Oct 25, 2015

Great course!


Jul 20, 2021

V​ery Useful

By Sharmishtha T S

Jul 11, 2021

It was great

By Myles C

Apr 8, 2020

Great Class!

By Quentin H

Dec 6, 2018

Great course

By 王恺越

Dec 5, 2017

Full of fun!

By Sudipta K D

Nov 7, 2017

Very Useful!

By Laurie H

Sep 15, 2017

Great class!

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Oct 27, 2015


By Theodore G

Sep 20, 2021

It was good

By Rodrigo F C H

Jul 1, 2021

nice course

By Guilherme S S S

Dec 6, 2016

Really nice

By Saurabh S

Jan 18, 2016

Loved it!!!

By Diego M

Nov 15, 2015

Increíble !

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May 18, 2020


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By Miles S

Jun 1, 2020

very epic

By Danijel B

Mar 9, 2020

Loved it!


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By Daniel F F C

Jun 16, 2018

Superb :3

By Luis E

Mar 8, 2018

Loved it.

By Xindi H

Feb 6, 2016

It's fun.

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Sep 17, 2015