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Game Design School is created by Edugametion Oy from Finland, one of the top game development and education countries in the world! Edugametion Oy is founded by industry veteran Juha Huhtakallio.
Juha has worked in many roles in the industry: Game Programmer, Game Designer, Education Designer, Head of Studio, CEO and entrepreneur to name a few.
After teaching game design in all game schools in Finland since 2010, and aboard, and students succesfully entering the game industry, Juha decided to place all the material online available for anybody.
Juha's lectures have always been a combination of theory and praticality. Many of the exercises are based on real life cases making them not only challening but also extremely efficient for learning and understanding game design.
Juha is also the creator of Game Design Canvas, a unique and very powerful tool for creating game design concepts with all required information and for super fast and powerful reviewing, used in multiple companies or game competitions already.
The site is available globally and will soon be available in many other languages.

Our desire is to help you become a Game Designer - as it's so much fun!

Any questions or if you want to know more, feel free to contact us :)


100 Published games
30+ Industry Awards
Creator of Finland's biggest game education's
20 years game industry experience
12 years game design experience
10 years internationl game design teaching
​ 1000+ game ideas, game concepts, start-ups reviewed
4.6 / 5 rated lecturer
Juror for international game competitions
​Board member of Finnish game industry hub Neogames
Entrepreneur & startup mentor
Juha has worked in many roles in the industry: from Game Developer to Lead Game Designer and now General Manager.


Game Design School Awards

Multiple awards include game of the year awards, editor's choises, gold awards and winning competitions.

Game Design School Instructor
Game design is not about the design document or art or programming. It's totally its own area to master.


Game Design Core Loop

What is game design?

Learn game design theory like why we play games, what are the components of a game and what is the core loop of a game.

Game Design Process

How does game design work?

Learn how game design work and learn about the game design process from with the idea to product.

Become a Game Designer

Become a Video Game Designer

Learn all about what it is like to be a game designer. Understand what it requires to be a game designer. Improve you prospects in getting a game design job.

Game Design Templates Tools Guidelines Design Doc

Templates, Checklists, Guidelines and Tools

Receive various Templates, Checklists, Guidelines and Tools to help you in your game design work.

Game Design Exercises

Learn with the Exercises

Learn with over 50 tough but extremely educational exercises based on real-life challenges. For example, how would you create a Naval Battle game that would keep player's excited for weeks?

Improve Your Game Idea

Make your game ideas stronger

Learn to distinguish game idea types and how to improve any idea into a complete, well working and fun game idea.

Quick Concepting Game Design Canvas

Quick designing and concepting

Use the Game Design Canvas to quickly design your game. The Canvas tool is fast, you can create a complete game in 20 mins and have it shown and understood in 1 minute.

Game storyline

Write a Great Story for a Game

How will it be integrated to a game and where is the story told? Learn all about it!

Game Design Problems and Solutions

Focus lost? Team overloaded?

Core-Ext-Wish is a super powerful and many many many times used tool to streamline production. It has provided amazing results and is highly recommended for any team during game development.




  • 40 hours of studies and exercises
  • Core skills
  • Game Design Canvas
  • Downloads, Templates and Checklists

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  • Game Design Certificate
  • 115 hours of studies and exercises
  • Extended skillset
  • Game Design Canvas
  • Downloads, Templates and Checklists
  • 20h of Videos



  • Game Design Certificate
  • 10 European Credits
  • Complete 40 pages
  • 270 hours of studies and exercises
  • All skills included
  • Game Design Canvas
  • Downloads, Templates and Checklists
  • 20h of Videos
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To make a great game is not just about developing it. It needs to have a great game design in place.
Game Design School will teach you how to make that happen and make you into a certified designer.
It will also help you get to the industry. Developers who know game design do better!It will also be helpful for anyone in the industry or for startups.

Many of our former students now work in known game companies after studying here.

This varies depending on the plan.
Core includes a core set of pages but enough to give you really good understanding about game design.
Pro includes all the pages, plus videos and you will receive a Certificate upon completing the 8 Certificate Exercises.
Master is the same as Pro but includes also 10 European Credits.

Please contact to get detailed industry level feedback for your concept or game demo.

This is site is created by a multi awarded Finnish game industry veteran Juha Huhtakallio who has a long history reviewing game designs and teaching game design and doing game design.

It's for all beginners, game designers, game artists and game programmers.
​It's for beginners looking to learn about game design and for game developers looking to understand more about game creation.
Please notice that no previous experience, programming skill or art skills or any software is required. It's all here!

Yes. If you are not happy you may get a refund. Please contact us from here within 15 days.

Yes. We use the latest and biggest payment providers like Stripe and Paypal over an secured https connection. Your transaction will be safe.

Yes. We are secured in many ways. Our site uses the latest technology, is https and we are protected in many ways in addition to securing all our customer data.

There's multiple videos available. You may study the theory by watching the videos or by reading from the website.

There are templates for Concept Document, Design Document, Game Design Canvas, Feature Sheet and Pitch Deck to name a few.

Yes. This site has been sold to globally to numerous customers and educational facilities.