Worldwide video game sales, including consoles, online, and mobile games, is projected to reach $111 billion this year. Mobile games are the fastest-growing market segment. By 2019, Price Warehouse predicts social and casual game sales will exceed traditional game sales. In this course you will learn the basics of video game design process, the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games.
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Course OutlineUnit 1
A brief history of Video Game Development
- Arcades & Consoles
- From PCs to Multiplayer
- Play a Game -Game Analysis
- Game Maker Introduction
- Geographics, demographics, and psychographics
- Who Plays
- Why We Play
- Game Maker Making Art: About Sprites, Objects, Rooms
Platforms, Genres and Story Elements
- Game Application: The Audience
- Platforms & Player Modes
- Story Elements: Premise, Backstory, Synopsis, Theme, & Setting
- Character Archetypes & Character Development
- Game Maker: Programming Events & Actions
The Production Process
- Documentation: The Game Design Doc
- Creating the Team
- Production Phases
- Game Maker: Your First Game
About Your Instructor
Learner OutcomesUpon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
The course objectives are to enable the participant to:
1.Demonstrate a basic understanding of game design
2.Acquire simple game programming ability
3.Exhibit basic knowledge of visual art production processes
Applies Towards the Following Digital Badges
- Basic Game Design Digital Badge - Online : DELETED Required Courses
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