How to Get Started in Game Development

How to Get Started in Game Development

South Seattle Community College

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15
581 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

There's never been a better time to start a career in the game development industry. Games can be found on computers, the Web, gaming consoles, and virtually every mobile tablet and phone. Industry forecasts indicate that gaming will be worth close to $100 billion dollars in the next two years. Talented, creative, and enthusiastic people are in great demand in this industry. 

Whether you want to start your own indie game project in your basement or work with a small creative team or for a large game development studio, this course will prepare you to start developing your own games. You'll start by learning the fundamentals of game development and get an overview of game genres, platforms, and audiences. Next, you'll learn tools and techniques to help you make better design decisions and achieve greater efficiencies as you develop your own games. 

You'll learn why many games fail and how to ensure your games are positioned for success. During the course, you'll gain hands-on experience in many of the game development processes. By the end of the course, you'll have the experience and confidence to start developing your own game. 

Finally, we'll go behind the scenes of the game design industry to see how it started and where it's headed. You'll learn about the various roles in game development and how to pursue a career in the industry. When you complete the course, you'll be ready to start developing games right away!

About The Instructor

Edward Lavieri

Dr. Edward Lavieri is an active educational game design researcher with a special interest in adaptive learning. He is the creator of the Adaptive Learning Game Design (ALGAE) model that provides game designers, developers, instructional designers, educators, and content creators with guidance on how to create adaptive educational computer games. He is the founder and creative director of his own game design and development studio and has created over 50 Web, desktop, and mobile games. He has just as much fun designing and developing computer games as he does teaching others how to do it. He has authored and edited numerous computer books.

Review

The instructor was great! The way he conveyed himself in text wasn't condescending and it felt as though he was simply holding a logical conversation with you. The course was thorough in information and presented well through the form of text and non-textual forms such as games, graphs, charts, and videos. I enjoyed my experience and would definitely recommend it to others interested in getting started in this field.

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