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Skills you will gain

Video Game DevelopmentGameplayVideo Game DesignGame Design

Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

37%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

11%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Week 1: The Simplest Games

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 17 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Elements of Gaming3m
The Game Design Document1m
Feedback3m
Making a Simple Game and Brainstorming3m
Week 1 Homework2m
3 readings
About this Course10m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Academic Integrity2m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Week 2: Rules and Discovery

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 19 min)
6 videos
Balance3m
What are rules?6m
Breaking the Rules2m
Learning the Rules3m
Week 2 Homework1m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: Tell a Story

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 32 min)
9 videos
Story Purpose7m
Who's In Charge of Your Game Story?1m
Writer-Driven6m
Writer-Led1m
Player-Led1m
Roleplaying & Character Motivation5m
Explaining & Imagining4m
Week 3 Homework1m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 4: The Friend and the Enemy

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Characters in Gaming5m
Types of Characters3m
Multiplayer Rules and Balance3m
Bonus Interview: Adam Spragg, Designer of Hidden in Plain Sight11m
Week 4 Homework1m
1 reading
Course Credits10m

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