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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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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!

By Mustafa T

Jan 12, 2018

A great base to build upon.

By Ale C

Sep 3, 2017

Very useful and very clear!

By Gabriel G

Jun 6, 2016

Very interesting and funny.

By Faizan S

Jul 11, 2020

Great Leaning Experience!!

By Marco A

Apr 5, 2017

the teacher is really good

By Reinaldo A

Feb 28, 2016

Very structured and clear.

By Hibah K S

Feb 23, 2021

simple - nice and helpful

By Abhijith M J

May 1, 2020


By Aman A

Dec 13, 2016

<BeSt CoUrSe EvEr TaKeN >

By レヷブレート サ

May 14, 2016

very engaging, 5 out of 5

By Robert D D

Dec 10, 2021

V​ery enjoyable, thanks!

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)