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Michigan State University

Business of Games and Entrepreneurship

Michigan State University via Coursera

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As well as a form of art and entertainment, games are about business. Whether you want to work at a game studio, start your own business or make games as a hobby, recognizing the dynamic landscape of the videogame industry is critical to finding your place. This course will introduce you to game production, project management, teamwork skills, and how to position your game ideas and yourself in the broader marketplace. By the end of the course, you will be able to develop an impactful portfolio of game work to get noticed and/or develop an effective business plan to bring your game to market.

Taught by

Brian Winn, David Wheeler and Casey O'Donnell


3.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Really not getting much from the course. Most of the advice is in question form "What are you doing to do about X,Y,Z?", often without offering constructive options. A lot of the advice that is given is very vague such as "Communicate clearly". Often the assignments are somewhat disjointed from the content discussed.
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