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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 Alpatova J

Sep 11, 2016

I like short videos)

By Bibiana D C

Sep 20, 2015

Fun and informative.

By Divayansh B

Jun 26, 2019

Amazing instructor!

By valdecir a a d o

Mar 07, 2016

Just nice at all...

By Aaditya R

Dec 25, 2015

I love this Course!

By Bartosz G

Nov 01, 2015

it was great. THX U

By José J

Oct 19, 2015

Learning very much.

By Aziza Z

Sep 29, 2015

Great !! I loved it

By 김수미

Feb 29, 2016

Fun and meaningful

By Kim S

Feb 22, 2016

Fun and Meaningful

By Juliana C R

Jul 13, 2019

It was Awesome!!!

By 张维

Sep 02, 2016

funny and useful!

By Aldrix M

Oct 18, 2015

Very interactive.

By Davide M

May 22, 2018

Really complete!

By David T

Nov 08, 2016

Excelente curso!

By Valery

Sep 14, 2016

Teacher is great

By 孙佳燕

Apr 25, 2016

VERY NICE lesson

By Juan C D M

Dec 09, 2015

Really liked it!

By Ashish S

May 07, 2020

Amazing course!

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 A G L L

Sep 06, 2016

Awesome course

By Iryna M

Oct 12, 2015

Easy and cool!