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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Introduction to Game Design by California Institute of the Arts

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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....

Top reviews


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 Maxwell V

Feb 17, 2021

Such a great introduction class

By Esorbma

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.

By marvin d g p

Oct 19, 2015

Muy bueno y clara enseñanza :)

By Iaroslav R

Sep 10, 2020

A great course to begin with.

By jazib a

Nov 15, 2019

recommended very good teacher

By An Q

Feb 20, 2018

Great start for a game maker!

By Daria R

Nov 25, 2016

This course gives me a smile.

By Giray B K

Jun 30, 2021

Simpler, fun and informative


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 Isaac F

Apr 20, 2022

Thank you for the course!

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

Jan 5, 2023

simple - nice and helpful

By Abhijith M J

May 1, 2020