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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 26, 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 2, 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 Mohammed S

Jul 10, 2019

nicely designed course.

the instructor is excellent in explain in details.

By Ánh N

Oct 28, 2020

Ce cours me donne pas mal de connaissance sur la conception de jeu-vidéo

By Cristiano O d S

Jan 2, 2018

Excelente curso!!!

Me ajudou a entender melhor o processo do game design.

By Eduardo I

Mar 9, 2016

Casey O'Donnell is very talented and knows a lot. Thanks for the course.

By XTjiang

Jun 6, 2016

Excellent and amazing, motivate you to use your brain and imagination.

By Noman M

Feb 9, 2018

This course is a real help in understanding game development cycle.

By Sam H

Dec 8, 2015

Very good course if you are interested in games and/or game design.

By Arsineh B A

Sep 29, 2016

With this course I really learned how to think about a game idea.

By Pradyumn K P

Jan 26, 2020

This course increased my motive of working in the game industry!

By Ekaterina G

Apr 17, 2017

Very useful as basis to learn more! And the Professor is great!

By Ali A K G

Sep 18, 2018

Nice course for a beginner game designer. Highly recommend it.

By Yuancheng Z

Nov 2, 2016


By Juan P G U

Jul 1, 2020

Is a great course to introduce the principles of game desing.

By Hitesh M

Jun 7, 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 5, 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 22, 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 8, 2016

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

By Muhammad T B

Oct 6, 2016

Excellent Course For Game Development Engineering :)

By alexandre a d l

Jul 6, 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.