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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 21, 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 11, 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 Alejandro M G M

Oct 31, 2017

Beautiful. : 3 Really enjoyed it

By Iryna M

Feb 09, 2016

Very interesting! Thank you!

By Rodrigo E

May 26, 2016

it's Fun and worth the time

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 05, 2015

Great class! Eye opening.

By Liliya G

Mar 28, 2016

Great course, excited :)

By whipexx

Mar 07, 2016

I loved this course.

By Yassine R E F

Jan 13, 2016

Learnt a lot. Thanks

By Crystal F

Feb 01, 2016

best course...ever!

By Mikiodelg

Dec 15, 2015

Very nice course ^^

By David T

Nov 01, 2016

Muy buen curso :)

By khendy r

Apr 05, 2016

I like the course

By Valery

Nov 09, 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 29, 2017

Great courses

By Umair R

Aug 08, 2016

I m loving it

By Antonio B M

Dec 24, 2015

Great course

By Emil E

Sep 25, 2017

Very good.

By Jahleel K B

Aug 21, 2017

The best!

By 梁爽

Jan 19, 2018

So nice.

By Andy R

Jan 27, 2017


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Aug 02, 2017