About this Specialization

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Break into the video game industry with theoretical, technical, and practical knowledge from one of the world’s best programs. In this completely revised 2021 version of the Specialization, learners build the skills necessary to design and development games. The Specialization focuses on both the theory and practice of game making. From a technical standpoint, learners create four game projects in the latest Unity 2020 game engine, include a 2D Shooter, 2D Platformer, First-Person Shooter, and 3D Platformer. In the Capstone Project, learners create a completely original game of their own design from initial concept up to the first playable prototype. The Specialization comes from the Michigan State University game program which is ranked as one of the top programs in North America.
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Beginner Level
Approximately 5 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 5 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Game Design and Development 1: 2D Shooter

4.7
stars
194 ratings
63 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Game Design and Development 2: 2D Platformer

4.8
stars
36 ratings
6 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Game Design and Development 3: 3D Shooter

4.7
stars
20 ratings
3 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Game Design and Development 4: 3D Platformer

4.8
stars
13 ratings
4 reviews

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Michigan State University

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