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Learn efficiently by doing!
Study Game Design with proven to work online course!
No previous experience required!


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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!


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.


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.


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 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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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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