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About the Course

Start creating your world. A game world is not just a backdrop for your game—be it minimal or detailed, contained or part of a much bigger universe, it provides the context for your player. Ultimately, a game world should feel alive and wholly unique to any player who will experience it. In this course, we will explore game worlds in existing games and study the art and influences that inform their themes and styles. We will also investigate key components of environment and level design as well as strategies designers use to define gameplay or advance it. We’ll also look at navigation and the elements that make your world as real (or unreal) as you want it to be. A weekly challenge will prompt you to explore styles and inspirations for possible game worlds, and you’ll learn effective ways to communicate your ideas from concepts to presentation-worthy proofs of concept....

Top reviews

Sep 20, 2019

i really loved this course. it inspired me to be more innovative and think out of the box. it changed my mindset a lot. so thanks to my instructor and my peers. your words meant a lot to me.

Sep 10, 2020

This is a fantastic course to run your imagination to it's top! You can built your own game world and show it to other students. The learning curve is definitely improving with this course!

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By Alisson P G d S

Jun 16, 2017

Too Much!!

Very, very good.

By Michael J

Mar 25, 2016

explanation of fundamenals

By Dustin C

Dec 5, 2015

Great class! Eye opening.

By Liliya G

Mar 28, 2016

Great course, excited :)

By whipexx

Mar 7, 2016

I loved this course.

By Yassine R E F

Jan 13, 2016

Learnt a lot. Thanks

By Crystal F

Feb 1, 2016

best course...ever!

By Mikiodelg

Dec 15, 2015

Very nice course ^^

By David T

Nov 1, 2016

Muy buen curso :)

By khendy r

Apr 5, 2016

I like the course

By Valery

Nov 9, 2017

Very informative

By Fernando S M

Dec 17, 2015

Realy good one!

By Sarah-Louise H

Mar 26, 2017

Great course!

By Mufizul I

Jan 28, 2017

Great courses

By Umair R

Aug 8, 2016

I m loving it

By Domenico S

Jul 1, 2021

great course

By Antonio B M

Dec 24, 2015

Great course

By Americo E J

Jul 2, 2021

Buen curso

By Rodrigo A Z V

Jun 21, 2021

Me encanto

By Emil E

Sep 25, 2017

Very good.


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By Jahleel K B

Aug 21, 2017

The best!

By Rodrigo V G

Jun 1, 2021

me gusto

By 梁爽

Jan 19, 2018

So nice.

By Andy R

Jan 27, 2017