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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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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.


Dec 06, 2015

This course inspire me a lot. It is not easy, but with tons of fun. I spent a long time to think out the idea and make it and improve it. I did progress in gaming making as a fresh man. Thank you!

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By Nimish M

Nov 14, 2015

Very informative and engaging.

By Marvin D G P

Oct 19, 2015

Muy bueno y clara enseñanza :)

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 Jerry Y

Oct 11, 2017

Thank you for your lectures.

By Jen A

Sep 23, 2016

Very engaging presentations!

By Luca M P

Feb 04, 2018

Fantastic loved every part!

By Mustafa T

Jan 12, 2018

A great base to build upon.

By Ale C

Sep 03, 2017

Very useful and very clear!

By Gabriel G H

Jun 06, 2016

Very interesting and funny.

By marco

Apr 05, 2017

the teacher is really good

By Reinaldo A

Feb 29, 2016

Very structured and clear.

By Aman A

Dec 13, 2016

<BeSt CoUrSe EvEr TaKeN >

By レヷブレート サ

May 14, 2016

very engaging, 5 out of 5

By Liliya G

Mar 28, 2016

Great course, excited :)

By Felix L

Oct 13, 2015

Really like this course

By Zachary M

Nov 03, 2016

Best course available!

By Petros K

Nov 08, 2015

I enjoyed the course:)

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