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What is Game Design? How is a game designed? How does game design work?
Answers to these and much more are available from here. Learn to design games and become a game designer. Fix the problems in your game!

Description

Game Design School will teach you game design. You will study the theory and learn very efficiently by doing extremely practical exercises. This course is a proven to work online course. You will receive many tools and methods used in designing games. The course is created by a game industry veteran who has worked with over 100 published games and received over 30 game industry awards. All material is in English.

Requirements

None. No previous experience required.
Game Design does not require programming or art skills. No software required, everything required is here.
May be used by beginners and professionals.

Outcome

During the course you will create a Game Concept from your idea which can then be developed into a great hit game!
The course will signicantly increase your prospects for a game design job.
After this course you can create and complete game designs, create a full game concept and design document from an idea, design all required features and deliver a complete game design. You will learn where to focus and which parts are crucial for the success of your game.

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Game Design Certificate

Upon completing the online game design course you will get an instructor signed game design certificate with the institutions logo to increase your job prospects!
Also 10 ECTS Credits are available as part of your degree.



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Game Design School is used by students, schools, colleges and universities from various degree programs and by incubators, ​game companies and game developers around the world.

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INSTRUCTOR

Instructor rating 4.6/5 (681 Reviews)

Game Design School Instructor

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.


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ALL THIS IS INCLUDED


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.


How does this work?


Game Design Core Loop

Study the theory!

Study the theory parts from the pages. Look into why we play makes, study what makes a game 'tick', how to improve bad games and much much more!

Game Design Process Improve Your Game Idea

Apply to Tetris

Apply what you learned to Tetris. This is said to be very eye opening!

Become a Game Designer

Complete exercises

They are based on real life experiences, which makes them both challenging but also very very educational!

Become a Game Designer

Collect XP

Collect XP (experience points) as you advance to both measure and follow your progress.

Your game idea

Have an idea already? Or brainstorm an completely new one to be used during this course!

Game Design Exercises

Game Design Canvas

Create your game concepts with the Canvas. It's a tool that forces you to deliver complete and thought out concepts! Available only here.

Play the Feature Game

Playing the feature game will give you crash course into the lifecycle of a game project.

Become a Game Designer

Use the templates

Create youre feature sheet, design document, pitch deck and many more using the templates

Game Design Templates Tools Guidelines Design Doc

Apply the checklist

Especially for those working on a game already - use the list created with expertise known to solve problems in ongoing game productions.

Watch the videos

You can get a new depth from the videos, some include live audience asking questions!

Take the quiz

Have you learned it all yet? Well, you can test it with the quiz

Game storyline

Write a great stories for games

Learn what is essential in writing for games and why you should have a story!

Game Design Problems and Solutions

Are you up to it?

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.

Get a Job in Games

Knowing and understanding games improves job aspect for programmers and artists too!

Get A Certificate

Upon completing the course you can get a certificate, which can be validated by anybody from the site!

Get 10 European Credits

These are available for any committed student - for free. Contact us for more information!

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Core

29$

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


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Pro

69$

  • 115 hours of studies and exercises
  • Idea, Concept, Design and Working skills
  • Game Design Canvas
  • Downloads, Templates and Checklists
  • Game Design Certificate
  • 20h of Videos

Master

149$

  • 270 hours of studies and exercises
  • All skills included
  • Game Design Canvas
  • Downloads, Templates and Checklists
  • Game Design Certificate
  • 20h of Videos
  • 10 European Credits




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