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.
Oct 15, 2018
This course taught more than just the principles of game design. I enjoyed working on assignments like story bibles and GDD. Though the content is a bit dry, I suggest you pay good attention to what the instructor says in the videos. My favorite part in the entire course is "Social Issues for designers" where the instructor talks about the current state of games.
By Alan S•
May 14, 2016
É o primeiro curso que recomendo para quem deseja começar com game design. Porém só dei 4 estrelas pelo fato de não ter dinheiro para submeter os exercícios para avaliação. Se você puder pagar, vale muito a pena. O professor transmite de forma clara e com vários exemplos como criar uma ideia de jogo e como organizar o processo de concepção.
By Deborah M M•
Nov 19, 2015
Very helpful information with lots of solid, practical advise (prototype! test!) and a few important questions to think about (genderfication? accessibility?) when designing. Excellent learning experience for game design documentation. Quite worth the time and effort. Thank you!
By Evert G•
Jun 21, 2016
Very interesting course. I am already familiar with software dev documentation, so a lot of it was not new for me. The style of teaching in the previous course was more pleasant for me. But I am well aware it is just a personal preference. Very good course indeed. Thanks!
By Christopher C•
Jun 12, 2016
The lecturer is very engaging and for the most part these lectures were valuable. A few of them bordered on "why are we talking about this?" though. Felt more like filler than actual value. I think this could have been condensed to three weeks without losing much.
By Kari L•
Jan 09, 2017
My difficulty in completing this course is that I am having to actually develop a playable version of a game. The information in the course is excellent but it is taking more time than I have to develop the playable version of the game I used for the exercises.
By Eduardo R C•
Mar 08, 2016
It's a really good course but I feel like you need more time to really do the assignments, one week between assignments is kind of little time to do all the design. Sometimes the lectures are not directly relationed with the assignments.
By Ramy D•
Oct 15, 2019
Great course, I suggest that the final assignment should be restricted to Digital prototypes because while I was assessing one of the assignments I saw people submitting wrong assignments that has nothing to do with prototypes.
By Dmitry B•
Feb 08, 2016
The course is not bad, right? It gives you interesting texts to read, right? And explains a design process, right? Is it OK to say right after each sentence? (English is not my first language, right).
By andraž g•
Nov 18, 2018
Somewhere between the corse the lectures are mixed up. That means that you first have the questions then in the next part of the week there is a reading and explanation. This was kinda confusing.
By Jean D•
Jan 22, 2016
Very good course, allows you to actually "think" and implement a game, which I love.
Only issue is the grading. I would change the name of the scoring, makes it easy for people to give bad grades.
By Adriano V•
Nov 19, 2015
A lot was discussed, and many resources were offered, but I felt the general direction offered was too loose. When time came to do each week's assignment, I was not always sure how to execute.
By Jordão B•
Sep 29, 2018
It has a good structure of teaching, but it is not supported and in several moments it is necessary to look in the forum to advance. I recommend if you do not have difficulty with this.
By Stanislav L•
Aug 01, 2016
Peer review is really bad idea for such assignement when you are writing your very first design document. It's very subjective and peers cannot provide a valuable feedback on your work
By Kamran B•
Feb 23, 2016
I learn a lot by doing assignments and reviewing other people's assignments. The important con of this course was some of its quizzes' questions which was ambiguous or badly framed.
Aug 08, 2016
Nice lessons, but the "teacher" use too often the word "right", what is really annoying. I hope you can
eradicate this terrible habit and fix the course materials after that.
By Daniel M•
May 06, 2016
Great content and great teacher. But I found the assignments and the quizzes not that great. I reckon the questions and corrections were a bit subjective and time consuming.
By Tony O•
Jan 28, 2016
This course has made me more thoughtful and analytical, about things I did not really look at previously. Plus I learned to use Twine, it is a great tool.
By Jorge D d T•
Aug 03, 2017
Love this course, help me to define en clear terms the game i always want to desing and implement. Amazing profesor, the evaluations though
Dec 14, 2016
A lot of conceptual stuff going on, I learned what's a high concept document, a game design document, and the importance of prototyping!
By Joel G I•
May 08, 2016
There is a lot of writing here, but the course gives a better understanding of what is required outside of actually building a game
By Marc-André M•
May 29, 2017
Another good course in the Game Design and Development specialization. I had a lot of fun making the prototype at the end.
By Juan P T P•
Mar 02, 2016
I would have liked that the written feedback in the assignments were mandatory, it would allow us to improve on our designs
By Deleted A•
Jul 01, 2017
Useful for making people think and analyze things and to develop new ideas, the methods used were quite interesting.
Mar 18, 2019
It was a great experience to realize that game development was much more than coding, designing and audio mixing.