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56 reviews

About the Course

This course is aimed to give you the tools and knowledge you need to start creating simple art for video games made in the Unity game engine. Through the aesthetic of pixel art we will explore artistic principals like shape language, color theory, and composition as well as show you a step by step workflow for creating assets that you can use to make your own games. The course is broken into 4 main modules, props, environments, characters, and animation. Each of these courses will have a series of video lessons alternating between artistic and technical skills culminating in a peer-reviewed project based assignment. The last module will challenge you to take the knowledge learned in the previous 4 and use it to create your own pixel art asset pack. This course is aimed at art novices who are interested in creating art for their own games or contributing to game projects. If you are a game designer or programmer, you will find this course helps give you a glimpse into the world of game art. You will be able to better work with artists, or create your own prototype or final artwork. If you are an artist or visual designer who is interested in bringing your style to the world of video game development, this course will give you the workflow to properly interface with a game engine and help contextualize how your artistic sensibilities can enable gameplay. If you have ever wanted to start making art for video games but have no idea how to start, this course is the perfect for giving you a solid foundation while teaching you usable practical skills. Our goal is to give you a sense of the whole pipeline from creation to setting up in a game engine....

Top reviews

Nov 5, 2020

I really loved this course, I learned how to create pixel art (assets = characters, tiles and backgrounds), how to sketch a character before working on it and create animation.

Oct 15, 2020

If you're a beginner trying out pixel art for games for the first time, this would be a great place to start. It will help you get started and would help you in the long run.

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By Joffre G V Z

Jul 14, 2020

Excelente curso, muy bueno para guías básicas de dibujo pixel.

By Fathin N

Jun 10, 2020

Step by step is given! Definitely would recommend.

By Octavio G V

Jul 14, 2019

It's a nice course, very intuitive and relax

By Ευτύχης Γ

Feb 16, 2020

Really nice course I recommended it.

By Samuel L

May 17, 2021

Nice course and really insightful.

By José A R P

Aug 28, 2020

Very cool course, I learned a lot.

By Mani P

Jun 22, 2020

it was a really helpful courses

By Elisavet D

Jan 21, 2021

I loved this course!

By Fernando A G D

Jan 24, 2019

Excellent course...

By Sergii

Jul 28, 2019

Love this course.

By Hitesh D

Aug 5, 2020

excellent course


Jun 7, 2020

Great course

By John R

Jul 30, 2020

Very useful

By Guirguis I

Apr 21, 2020

thanks <3

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By Doaa M F R

Mar 3, 2020

The course is good for designers and difficult for begginers as you study 2 softwares at the same time. Inaddition, there are some tichnical info that are not mention in the videos you have to ssearch about or to be trained on it before.

Overall, the course is nice as a start.


By Abeyratne, K M I U

Aug 5, 2020

It's not easy but it is a great learning experience, but people may have a harder time at some parts of the course if they aren't good at drawing. However I do wish it to be possible to talk to your lecturer so that some troubleshooting can be done without having to search online.

By Gabriela A Q D

Dec 18, 2018

Cool course, though it needs a better explanation of map creation, and doesn't talk about the tilemaps ot worting layers, which are very important

By A. L F

Apr 29, 2020

I did learn a lot from this course after practicing and applying myself. It's clear a lot of practice is going to be required though. Thank you.

By hemanthsatyendra v

Aug 5, 2020

The Course was excellent. It can place you from a zero level to an Intermediate Level. It would be awesome if more content is there.

By TheoOg!

Jun 22, 2020

Awesome course. The learning curve is steep if you have never used unity or photoshop though - It slows down progress.

By San M G

Jul 15, 2019

It was really fun to make it. The last work was a little bit too much, but overall nice.