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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 Luis Á C Q

Apr 20, 2021

Un curso muy entretenido

By Миронов В И

Aug 1, 2020

Very harismatic teacher!

By Liliya G

Mar 28, 2016

Great course, excited :)

By Longfei L

Oct 12, 2015

Really like this course

By Paula M

Jul 23, 2020

awesome intro course:)

By Zachary M

Nov 3, 2016

Best course available!

By Petros K

Nov 8, 2015

I enjoyed the course:)

By Alpatova J

Sep 11, 2016

I like short videos)

By Bibiana D C

Sep 20, 2015

Fun and informative.

By Bohdan D

Jul 8, 2022

good but very small

By Andres C

May 12, 2022

Great introduction!

By Divayansh B

Jun 25, 2019

Amazing instructor!

By Valdecir O

Mar 7, 2016

Just nice at all...

By Aaditya R

Dec 25, 2015

I love this Course!

By Bartosz G

Nov 1, 2015

it was great. THX U

By José J

Oct 18, 2015

Learning very much.

By Aziza Z

Sep 29, 2015

Great !! I loved it


Jul 19, 2021

I liked the course

By 김수미

Feb 29, 2016

Fun and meaningful

By Kim S

Feb 22, 2016

Fun and Meaningful

By Rodrigo V G

Apr 10, 2021

Nice Introduction

By Juliana C R

Jul 12, 2019

It was Awesome!!!

By 张维

Sep 2, 2016

funny and useful!

By Aldrix M

Oct 18, 2015

Very interactive.


Jan 20, 2021

Is the best game