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Introduction to Game Design

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

Overview

We have all played and enjoyed games, but how do people actually design them? How do you describe a game? What are the basic elements? How do designers create an experience for the player? What about prototyping and iterating?

This course explores these questions and others through six content units over seven weeks. Participants will be introduced to game design and game design concepts, emphasizing the basic tools of game design: paper and digital prototyping, design iteration, and user testing. The audience for this course includes current and aspiring game designers and those interested in delving deeply into the game creation process.

For the course project, participants will create either a digital game or a board game. This course leverages Gameblox, a game editor that uses a block based programming language to allow anyone to create games. 

Taught by

Eric Klopfer

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    Millie completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I had an early grasp on this course but after a few years of working my butt off... I forgot how to do this! So I redid it!
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