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.
By Cecilia L•
Feb 7, 2022
Very basic course, so it is quick and easy to finish. Peer review system is luck of the draw with who you get to review your projects. I had to re-submit two assignments because of one person who didn't know how to click a PDF link.
By Tsur D•
Sep 20, 2020
it was fun, but i feel that there wasn't enough content, it was a really basic intro.
The missions were fun.
It was a very easy intro course to game design.
Should be skipped if you have any previous experience in game design
By Amin R•
Nov 8, 2022
Simple and fun method of education. short length videos, kind instructor and fun assignments.
I have learned some basics in game world. I like this course. thanks to coursera, calARTS, Fran and his cool puppet friend :)
By Ishan M•
Nov 7, 2022
Really enjoyed the video lessons and assignments set up by CaLARTS for this course. I would give it 4/5 stars because the assignments are peer reviewed and most people don't bother sharing constructive feedback.
By Melissa C•
May 23, 2019
I think this was a great course for a person like myself who wanted to start learning about Game Design but really had no experience. I enjoyed to class and love the flexibility with being able to take it all on
By Devin C•
Dec 14, 2015
Instructor was fun, but a little stiff. It's his first time teaching, so I can forgive it though. The work was a little tedious. I wish there was more variety in the assignments than just updating the same game.
By Sushobhit B•
Dec 27, 2016
A very basic course to start off the game design career. Great if you want to start right from the ground stage and make your way up! Complex concepts broken down and put ever so simply! Try it out!
Mar 7, 2016
Really good introduction to game design and to the rest of the courses.
It does not have five stars because the task could be felt as repetitive if you started with a more developed idea from week 1.
By alexandre a d l•
Jan 27, 2016
good course, really an introduction =)
But the teacher is always reading a "Teleprompter".
He is not spontaneous... Except when He uses RPG to demonstrate an example ;-)
But the content is great
By Borja R N•
Aug 13, 2019
Nice way to explain and cool exercises to do if you are interested on the course. The only thing that isn't that good is the peer calification system, not everyone takes the course seriously.
By Joel L•
Jan 7, 2016
Simple, clean course that focuses beautifully on the core of what is being taught.
Also very enjoyable vibe to the instructor and the assignments; there's a puppet as a TA... enough said. :)
By Jin, Y•
Oct 19, 2015
There's only peer review in this course, which didn't provide the evaluation on your actually level on design skill. It's really just a 4 weeks intro, super easy to achieve the full marks.
By Francisco N•
Dec 3, 2015
The course was fun and the progression through the weeks assignments was good. The contents were presented in a interesting way and were pertinent, but i would know a little more deeper.
By Craig B•
Mar 8, 2018
Simple to follow, good for absolute beginners. Even if you find you are already familiar with some of the content, the course helps better articulate this understanding.
By E. C C•
Nov 19, 2016
Funny introduction to game design. Not too serious, which I think is what some people need to loosen up and start with a playful mindset. (See what I did there?)
By Jeanette L•
Jun 9, 2020
Very interesting, easy to follow and great with peer to peer feedback. I miss some interactions with the instructors, in terms of feedback during the course.
By Baltazhiev M•
Apr 12, 2020
This course is nice. Well it doesn't make you a game designer haha, but it helps to broad your mind for sure. Thank you for making my brain working :)
By Anirudh C•
Oct 18, 2018
The course is fun to learn. Great for beginners, it would have bee better if it could contain checklist for tasks like GDD, and other design docs etc.
By Rubén C G•
Nov 1, 2015
Course that do not require lots of time but put your creative mind on work and push it truly far making a simple game detailing before its workframe.
By Amr A•
May 20, 2020
It was a great course, It pointed to many essentials and basics of game's ideas.
It gives you the right way to think if you are going to make a game.
By Mitchell B•
May 4, 2020
My only concern with the program is the classmate's feedback process. I really wish it was easier to give and get reviews, find other active* users.
By Vanessa T•
Jun 14, 2018
An informative & fun introduction to video game design with hands-on assignments. It could've been more in-depth and specific, but I learned a lot!
By Daaz 8•
Sep 28, 2015
I like what I viewed so far. It is great to learn the fundamentals of game design without having to worry about learning a programming language.
By Tadas Ž•
Dec 20, 2015
lectures are quite simple and short, but i really enjoyed working on homeworks! it's a great and short course to start generating game ideas!
By Nilson G D•
Feb 6, 2017
A nice course, with great content, but the Coursera plataform presented many flaws in key points, as the access to the feedbacks of peers...