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Skills you will gain

Video Game DevelopmentC Sharp (C#) (Programming Language)Unity (User Interface)Game Design

Learner Career Outcomes

35%

started a new career after completing these courses

35%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

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.
Approx. 22 hours to complete
English

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Michigan State University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

From Game Player to Game Developer

4 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 86 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
17 videos
Meet the instructor: Brian Winn5m
Who is taking the course?28s
About MSU1m
Game Development Overview8m
Intro to Unity3D7m
Setting Up Your Workstation9m
Unity3D Editor Configuration4m
Unity3D Editor Walkthrough12m
Game Graphics Concepts - Part 1 of 34m
Game Graphics Concepts - Part 2 of 34m
Game Graphics Concepts - Part 3 of 32m
Creating Game Graphics2m
Game Audio Concepts4m
Creating Game Audio5m
The Asset Pipeline4m
End of Week 130s
7 readings
Additional Resources10m
Troubleshooting Tips10m
Download and Install Unity3D10m
Unity3D Editor Quick Reference10m
Additional Resources10m
Asset Creation Tools10m
Asset Acquisition Resources10m
3 practice exercises
Game Development Concepts30m
Game Engines and Unity Editor30m
Game Asset Concepts30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Intro to Unity3D Development

6 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 101 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
12 videos
Getting Started3m
Working in 3D Space9m
Setting up the scene9m
Adding Behaviors12m
Materials11m
Lighting9m
Audio7m
Cameras14m
Build & Deploy16m
Finishing Up4m
End of Week 229s
3 readings
Download Project Assets10m
Testing WebGL locally in a Browser10m
Additional Resources10m
3 practice exercises
Working in 3D Space30m
Materials, Audio, and Lights30m
Cameras, Building, and Deploying30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Creating Games in Unity3D

6 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 127 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
17 videos
Getting Started8m
Setting Up the Scene14m
Camera Setup7m
Project Organization4m
Physics8m
Player Control and Appearance12m
Health and Damage6m
Pickups9m
UI Basics11m
Game Manager4m
Enemies7m
Particles and SFXs12m
Animation6m
Spawners11m
Finishing Up43s
End of Week 328s
4 readings
Downloading Project Assets10m
Using Game Controllers10m
Common Issue - Lighting seems broken when reloading or switching scenes in Unity Editor.10m
Additional Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Game Objects, Prefabs, and Standard Assets30m
Physics, Player Control, and Health & Damage30m
Pickups, UI, Game Manager, and Enemies30m
Particles, SFX, Animation, and Spawners30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Designing and Coding Gameplay Systems

6 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 144 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
21 videos
Unity Programming Concepts8m
Project Overview2m
Getting Started2m
Movable Targets Part 19m
Movable Targets Part 211m
Movable Targets Part 33m
Player Setup9m
Camera Setup7m
Projectile Setup3m
Shooting Projectiles11m
UI Setup8m
Game Manager12m
Play Again7m
Particles and SFX5m
Target Prefab Setup6m
Spawner Setup6m
Animated Targets7m
Animator Setup12m
Finishing Up43s
End of Week 457s
3 readings
Unity3D Scripting Quick Reference10m
Downloading Project Assets10m
Additional Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Programming Concepts 130m
Programming Concepts 230m
Player, Camera, Projectiles, and Shooting30m
UI, Game Manager, Play Again, Particles, and SFX30m
Targets that Spawn and Animate30m

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