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About the Course

This course is all about starting to learn how to develop video games using the C# programming language and the Unity game engine on Windows or Mac. Why use C# and Unity instead of some other language and game engine? Well, C# is a really good language for learning how to program and then programming professionally. Also, the Unity game engine is very popular with indie game developers; Unity games were downloaded 16,000,000,000 times in 2016! Finally, C# is one of the programming languages you can use in the Unity environment. This course doesn't assume you have any previous programming experience. Don't worry if you've never written code before; we'll start at the very beginning and work our way up to building small games by the end of the course. Throughout the course you'll learn core programming concepts that apply to lots of programming languages, including C#, and you'll also learn how to apply those concepts when you develop games. Computer programming is really fun in general, and programming games is even better! Caution: Beginning (assuming no prior programming knowledge) is not the same as easy (not hard to do). Learning to program IS hard to do, especially since this course is essentially the first half of a freshman-level college course. Meeting the course challenges while you master the material will be rewarding to you, but doing that will require hard work and maybe even a few expletives along the way. Module 1: Write your first C# console application and Unity script Module 2: Learn how we store data in our programs Module 3: Learn how we use classes and objects to implement our code Module 4: Learn the basics of Unity 2D games and take "Final Exam" “Unity” is a trademark or registered trademark of Unity Technologies or its affiliates in the U.S. and elsewhere. This course is an independent work and is not sponsored by, authorized by, or affiliated with Unity Technologies or its affiliates...

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Jul 29, 2020

The instructor extremely enthusiastic and passion which is really rare to see but amazing. Thank you so much for teaching this course it really helped to kick start my interest in game development :)


Jan 25, 2022

I took up this course as a refresher after a long hiatus, but this would be amazing if I was an absolute beginner too! Kudos to Dr. T and I'm excited to complete the rest of the specialization! 😍😍🤩🤩

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By 廖恩亞

Mar 21, 2023

I was worried about learning C# because I tried to learn to code in the past, but always felt frustrated and could not understand the languages. Yet, this course let me gain back some confidence because, even though I still need to think about every step for some time, I can finally understand how the codes work and can code by myself while reading the documents. Thank you so much for providing this course, I will definitely try other courses!

By Howard C

Mar 23, 2019

Great course for absolute beginners. The Unity code does quickly become overwhelming when Dr. T starts going over some codes that was implemented off camera. I'd suggest just reviewing those codes afterwards since he does provide you the source. There are few things where you wish Dr. T could have gone over in more detail but I think those are in his book. I haven't bought the book but so far, I was able to find the answers via other sources.

By Jordan R

Nov 5, 2020

This was my first introduction to any real programming. It was wonderful. I have been a lifelong gamer and deeply interested in computer technology but dedicated myself in my higher education to fields in the humanities. This was my first dive back into a STEM field as a way to build up some more technical skills in order to build creative projects. Well worth the subscription to the specialization and I hope to stick it through to the end.

By Richard C

Sep 24, 2022

This is an awesome course. I think that Dr. T is one of the best instructors on Coursera. I had no interest in game development, but I simply wanted to take another one of his courses. After a few hours of tinkering with C#, I really think that I like the language and want to learn more. The game stuff with Unity is interesting enough that I think it will be a great way to just learn more and get some more programming experience.

By Anna B

Mar 12, 2020

That was really cool! Though I used to program quite much before, I'm not into object-oriented programming, I'm too old fashioned for that... Well, I WAS not, because Dr T changed my mind about it! The course is well-structured, contains a lot of info, and now I finally enjoy Unity! If you want to learn Unity coding - highly recommended! And I do love Dr T's sense of humour. So now I definitely want to complete all 5.

By Rebecca H

Jan 10, 2022

The explanations are clear and very friendly begginer. I've seen that others have complained about it being difficilt because of the required maths, but Dr. Tim explains the basics that you need to complete the course, and this come from someone that doesn't touch maths for years and has a hard time to remember how to do them.

So don't be scared, relax and read carefully the exercises, you will be fine.

By Jeff W

Dec 4, 2020

Great course. It was very exciting to getting to move beyond logic exercises in the console to see how those scripts can practically work to manipulate game objects in Unity. Doctor T's lectures were very helpful as a beginner. It's great to take a course where the instructor is not just a knowledgeable programmer, but also a trained instructor. I definitely plan to continue on with the next course.

By Alvin A

Jun 7, 2020

This is a great course for beginner to both programming and Unity. A little familiarity with programming will help though. Dr. T gives a solid foundation on how to program correctly. The course is not too practical in a sense that you will not create a full publishable game after this course, but people who want to learn specifically "game programming" will have a solid understanding after the course.

By Meleshko A V

Nov 8, 2020

Всегда была интересно, как создаются компьютерные игры. Этот курс дал мне небольшое количество навыков работы с Unity3D, но это только начало. Курс приоткрывает дверь в чудесный мир разработки игр.

Если вы знакомы с программированием на языке C# вам будет немного скучно во время прохождения основ C#, но как говорится "повторение мать учения", а значит лишним все равно не будет.

Отличный курс!

By Miguel A A W

May 7, 2020

Curso increíble, el profesor maneja los temas de manera muy didáctica sin saltarse "obviedades" (cosa que muchos cursos de programación hacen) el contenido me gusto mucho, aprendí muchas cosas nuevas y para alguien que ya tenia conocimientos de programación me pareció manejó muy bien los temas que ya conocía. Ahh si, y el profesor es muy cool, es genial que le encanten los videojuegos jajaja

By moorsiek

Jul 25, 2020

It's a really good basic course for total gamedev/c#/unity noobs. It helps dive into gamedev with these tools and also covers some important topics of CS/software developing. All information is present in "listen then practice" form, that helps quickly and reliably learn new stuff. By the way dr. T is very cool and very fun tutor, it was my most fun training experience.

By Rodrigo G M

Jan 19, 2022

Dr. "T" is an amazing professor, for his lectures are clear, the course materials are rich, the assignments are challenging. It is a course that really teaches in a crescendo and, when we realize it, we'have come from zero to start writing simple codes, calling methods and using scripts in Unity. Also, the foruns are helpful as well. A must-to-do for sure. Tks a lot!

By Syed A H

Jul 6, 2020

This is the best programming course I've ever taken so far. Dr. Tim has a great friendly personality and makes the learning process so dynamic and intuitive that it never feels boring. The cherry on the cake is his excellent ability to sniff jokes in his in-video quizzes which tempt to check what the response to the wrong answers are. I really loved the course.

By Adam D

Nov 10, 2022

If you want to get steted with C# proggramming this is the one for you. I've tried strating programming on my own just less than half a dozen times before trying this course. It was GREAT!

Very clear and specific instruction with a bit of humour mixed in to keep it light. Loved every hour. I will 100% be completing all the rest of these courses with Dr.T

By Patricia G

Feb 28, 2023

This course is great. I love the way he bounces back and forth between Console C# apps to teach fundamentals of programming and into using similar concepts in the Unity scripting environment. He explains things very clearly and starts with very simple exercises at the beginning but building up to more complex ideas. Plan to take the next course soon.

By Xiaoyi W

Jul 16, 2020

I really enjoyed the lectures in this course. With lots of hand-on projects, I learned useful C# grammars and Unity Editor and Engine usage. I just cannot wait to take the next course in this specialization. However I would recommend this course to people with some programming experience, the C# basics part might be a little bit hard for green hands.

By Gabriel C G

May 16, 2020

The professor is really good and the course was great. The only thing I would get rid of are the small in-video quizzes. I admit they are funny, but they are pretty useless most of the time. If the right answers weren't so obvious (cause all the other ones are jokes), it would be useful. Still was a great course. I will definitely take the next one.

By Sergio G

Dec 28, 2020

The learning was really enjoyable, I would only think about harder in-video questions, maybe it's part of the personal teaching method of professor Chamillard, but appart from that, I learned many new things and about basic programming in C# in Unity, and of course, I'm looking forward for my next course hopefully with the Colorado University.

By Adam E

Jun 17, 2021

Great class for anyone who wants to learn programming. You have to do several programs that make you really think hard. The professor is hilarious and you'll have a solid foundation for making your own games and probably even getting a job making games. I enjoyed the course and feel confident for the first time that I know a few tricks.

By Andres G E

May 14, 2020

It is a good and interesting course, just be aware that the programming you do for C# is very basic. If you know anything about programming, my suggestion is to just skip the C# part and dive into the Unity modules. I did learn new things on basic video game programming and development. Thank you very much Dr. Chamillard.

By Daniel H

Jan 20, 2024

Dr T perfectly combines light humour with learning. I have 0 programming experience and yes there were things that I found incredibly difficult and frustrating to learn. However, this course was brilliant, exceptionally taught and delivered exactly what I needed. Without it I would probably be lost and given up learning.


Aug 20, 2020

Dr.T is exceptionally well-versed in his explanations. He's clearly driven by passion for teaching and programming. The overall course is exceptionally organized and gives all the support you need even if you're starting from scratch into the programming lessons.

Highly recommended, one of the best courses on the platform.

By Jerel J

Jul 24, 2022

The instructor is outstanding at explaining the steps in the videos. Also, the non-required but highly recommended exercises throughout the course are essential to beginners who have no prior knowledge of the C Sharp language, Visual Studio (on any platform), and Unity. I can't (and won't) wait to start the next course!

By David D B

Jun 10, 2021

This is an excellent course for learning game development. The lectures are clear and well organized but what makes this course stand out is the thought that the Instructor has put into the course. A solid foundation in object oriented programming is given along with a solid foundation in Unity Game engine concepts.

By Can K

Jul 25, 2021

Great foundational course on how to start developing games with adequate videos. The best part for me were programming assignments where you apply and go further with the knowledge you have from the lessons and become more confident in writing codes and thinking about structures. I'm totally suggesting it!