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Online Course

Making Your First Virtual Reality Game

University of London International Programmes and Goldsmiths, University of London via Coursera

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Found in Game Development
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

Virtual Reality is one of the most exciting experiences that technology can give us. The immersion and presence you can have in VR is quite unlike any other medium. Like many others, you are excited about the possibilities of this new medium and want to get started developing your own VR experiences. This course will take you through all of the steps you need to create a VR game or other project.

This is the final course in our Specialisation: Virtual Reality. The previous courses teach you the skills you need to make a VR game. This course brings them all together to create a project of your own.

We will guide you through all the steps of a VR project: coming up with an idea, storyboarding, prototyping, testing and implementation. By the end of this course you will have a complete VR project that demonstrates your skills and could be the first step in creating a professional game.

We hope this course can be your entry into professional VR development. To help you get started, some good advice always helps. That is why we have interviewed VR experts from all over the world, ranging from technology pioneers with over 30 years experience in VR to the latest cutting edge VR creators. We have asked all of them to give you their advice and we hope it inspires you to become part of the future of VR.

Syllabus

Welcome
-This week you will start the process of creating your first VR Game. We will explain the steps you will go through when you're creating the game and you will start thinking of your idea. You will also meet our experts who will be explaining their VR projects and giving advice to you.

The game concept
-This week you will be developing your game idea into a more complete design by developing a storyboard.

Prototyping
-This week you will be developing your first working prototype, which will test out the basic mechanics and interaction of your game.

Testing
-Last week you developed a prototype, and this week you will test it with players to see if it works for them and to gather feedback for your future development.

Developing your game
-This week you will use the results of your user testing to start developing the game proper: refining the interaction and implementing the graphics.

The final project
-This is the final week of this course, and the whole specialisation. You will be finishing your game project and submitting it for peer review. You will also have a chance to reflect on what you have learned and look to the future of VR, and your place in it.

Taught by

Dr Marco Gillies and Sylvia Xueni Pan

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