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  • 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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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.

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

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  • 4.5 of 5 average user review score.
  • Dedicated for Game Design!
  • You'll learn really deeply all about game design.
  • Focus on game design, no programming or art skills required.
  • Unique combination of theory and practical exercises based on real-life cases.
  • Super efficient Game Design Canvas can not be found anywhere else.
  • Unique Tetris examples to deepen your understanding.
  • Created by 30 times awarded game designer and developer.
  • A course focusing on game design like ours is hard to find.
  • You'll get a Game Design Certificate upon completion and improve your job prospects.

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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!

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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.