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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 13, 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 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.

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By Aron A

Aug 21, 2016

Awesome course!

By Felipe T

Dec 27, 2015

Great course!!!

By Xavior T

Nov 05, 2015

really liked it

By Felipe Q

Oct 25, 2015

awesome and fun

By Eduardo G L L

Sep 06, 2016

Awesome course

By Iryna M

Oct 12, 2015

Easy and cool!

By Мельдианов Л И

Jun 14, 2020

Мне нравиться

By Non A

Mar 08, 2019

Great course!

By Luis C P D l R

Dec 05, 2015

Great course!

By Arikleyton d O F

Oct 25, 2015

Great course!

By Myles C

Apr 08, 2020

Great Class!

By Quentin H

Dec 06, 2018

Great course

By 王恺越

Dec 05, 2017

Full of fun!

By Sudipta K D

Nov 08, 2017

Very Useful!

By Laurie H

Sep 16, 2017

Great class!

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Oct 27, 2015


By Guilherme S S S

Dec 06, 2016

Really nice

By Saurabh S

Jan 18, 2016

Loved it!!!

By Diego M

Nov 15, 2015

Increíble !

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By Miles S

Jun 01, 2020

very epic

By Danijel B

Mar 09, 2020

Loved it!

By José d J N V

Dec 20, 2019