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About the Course

You have a great idea for a game. Turning that idea into a reality isn't just about knowing the tools. In this course you will practice moving from game concept through design documentation, prototyping and testing. Numerous elements go into the overall process of game design. These range from topics such as idea generation, story, character, and game world development, game mechanics and level design, and user experience design. You will explore the process for designing meaningful experiences for your players. At the end of the course learners will have produced a game's high concept document, one page blueprint, a physical prototype, pitch and supporting design documentation to move from an idea in your head to a fleshed out design, ready for implementation....

Top reviews


Mar 27, 2016

Great course!\n\nThought I wouldn't use the stuff that I learned in the videos at first, but as I started working on my own projects, I realised it was very important knowledge for a game developer.


Apr 03, 2017

This course helps your game go from concept to reality. It pushed me to get a digital prototype made and ready to demo. Great depth of information related to game design and the gaming industry.

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By Hitesh M

Jun 07, 2018

This course is really very helpfull u guys should go for it!!

By Alexander M

Oct 10, 2016

Some say you should make this course just when you have a ga.

By Juan D B P

Sep 11, 2020

Really informative. Shows how to think when building a game

By István J

Feb 05, 2018

It was great! I learned a lot, I can recommend to everyone

By Dipo A S

Aug 28, 2017

This course could guide me to make my idea more concrete

By Maciej S

Jun 24, 2016

Great course!!!! Big round of applause for the coach :D

By Rubens Y

Dec 23, 2015

Excellent introduction to Game logic and documentation

By Alexandra M

Nov 27, 2015

Fundamental game design documentation oriented course

By Erisana C S V

Oct 09, 2016

Great course on game design! You learn and you do...

By Md. T B

Oct 06, 2016

Excellent Course For Game Development Engineering :)

By alexandre a d l

Jul 06, 2017

Good course. The teacher knows very well the topics

By Görkem B

Oct 22, 2018

It is very detailed. a full course on game design.

By Moisés M

Jan 25, 2016

Amazing! That is why i LOVE Game Design.. HAHA!

By Pamela P

May 05, 2016

Very thorough coverage of the topic. Helpful.

By Mohamed O E

Oct 17, 2018

Great Over View about game design for starter

By Natasa S D

Nov 16, 2015

Very good brainstorming expirience! Thanks :)

By Gaston

May 26, 2016

Very usefull and with great material to read

By Alex Z

Dec 08, 2015

I was able to learn a lot! Worth the money.

By Alexandr K

Jul 06, 2020

Great introduction to what game design is!

By Evgenii D

Oct 26, 2015

This course so intensive and onteresting!!

By Liron N

Jul 21, 2017

A very informative course, i learned alot

By Thomas L

Dec 31, 2016

A great course - I thoroughly enjoyed it.

By Ji Q

Oct 04, 2016

Great Class, I have learned a lot stuff

By Carl T

Jun 25, 2018

Good content. Enjoyed the assignments.

By Matt

Jan 18, 2017

Really great course. Highly recommend.