Chevron Left
Back to Introduction to Game Design

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

2,480 ratings

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.

Filter by:

626 - 650 of 751 Reviews for Introduction to Game Design

By Sanne C

Apr 5, 2016

By Davide

Feb 9, 2016

By Rajeev J

Aug 21, 2018

By Stanisław P

Dec 22, 2015

By jeanne c

Nov 2, 2020

By Somesh N

Oct 30, 2015

By Viktoras B

Sep 20, 2015

By Cecilia L

Feb 7, 2022

By Tsur D

Sep 20, 2020

By Amin R

Sep 22, 2015

By Melissa C

May 23, 2019

By Devin C

Dec 14, 2015

By Sushobhit B

Dec 27, 2016

By whipexx

Mar 7, 2016

By alexandre a d l

Jan 27, 2016

By Borja R N

Aug 13, 2019

By Joel L

Jan 7, 2016

By Jin, Y

Oct 19, 2015

By Francisco N

Dec 3, 2015

By Craig B

Mar 8, 2018

By E. C C

Nov 19, 2016

By Jeanette L

Jun 9, 2020

By Baltazhiev M

Apr 12, 2020

By Anirudh C

Oct 18, 2018

By Rubén C G

Nov 1, 2015