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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 疯狂宇宙

May 9, 2021

I felt impressive about this course

By Moisés H

Apr 28, 2021

Super genial me ha ayudado bastante

By Percy D R R

Apr 25, 2021

Muy entretenido, bueno y didáctico.

By Aadam b

Dec 23, 2019

I learn about a game design overall

By adrien o

Nov 15, 2016

Excellent material and fun course.

By Sucharita R P

Oct 6, 2015

Very well presented and explained.

By Rolf T

Jul 11, 2022

very good course for game design

By Krishnaratne N

Dec 2, 2021

good teaching I love this course

By Naama S S

Dec 28, 2020

Super intersting! Love ghe class

By Rachit R R

Sep 2, 2020

Easy to understand, and helpful.

By Eugenio R

Aug 18, 2020

I learned a lot about the games.

By Mihir M

Aug 18, 2020

Nice course for a total begineer

By Samuel G G

May 27, 2020

Thank you for this great courses

By Thao P

May 18, 2020

Cover many topics in simple ways

By Viraj S

May 13, 2020

Very helpful learning experience

By Asadullah B

Feb 2, 2018

WOW Course tbh. I learned a lot.

By Mikołaj K

Dec 17, 2016

Friendly, comprehensive and fun.

By Nibo G

Apr 24, 2016

Awesome course! I learned a lot!

By Marvin A

Apr 6, 2016


Recomendable al 100%

By Francisco N

Nov 7, 2015

Great course simple and engaging

By Richard M

Jul 26, 2021

Great Learning the Fundamentals

By Maxwell V

Feb 17, 2021

Such a great introduction class

By Ambrose J

Nov 3, 2016

Great Teacher, Great Feedback.

By Eli Y

Sep 5, 2016

Tnx I realy liked the puppet:)

By Nimish M

Nov 14, 2015

Very informative and engaging.