Mar 27, 2016
Great course!\n\nThought I wouldn't use the stuff that I learned in the videos at first, but as I started working on my own projects, I realised it was very important knowledge for a game developer.
Apr 03, 2017
This course helps your game go from concept to reality. It pushed me to get a digital prototype made and ready to demo. Great depth of information related to game design and the gaming industry.
创建者 Jean-Scott D•
Jan 22, 2016
Very good course, allows you to actually "think" and implement a game, which I love.
Only issue is the grading. I would change the name of the scoring, makes it easy for people to give bad grades.
创建者 Daniel H G•
Feb 06, 2016
loving it so far
创建者 Thomas B•
May 23, 2017
Learned a lot, but the videos could stand to be a bit more concise.
创建者 Daniel M•
May 06, 2016
Great content and great teacher. But I found the assignments and the quizzes not that great. I reckon the questions and corrections were a bit subjective and time consuming.
创建者 Tony O•
Jan 28, 2016
This course has made me more thoughtful and analytical, about things I did not really look at previously. Plus I learned to use Twine, it is a great tool.
创建者 Tobias W•
Jan 13, 2018
Great course. I learned a lot about the various aspects about game design and can highly recommend this to anyone interested in the topic.
The exams are a bit better than in the business course, however everything is still a bit vague so for example, the scope of a non digital prototype for the final exam is not really elaborated much. With the other participants in the peer review often not giving an explanation to why they deducted points, it makes it quite difficult to know where I should improve. Feedback for peer reviews should be mandatory and the scope of the exams should be more clear.
创建者 G S•
Nov 05, 2015
Great overview of how games are designed. Course includes brief overviews of key topics in a game such as mechanics, rules, story/narrative, input/output, and user experience. While not very detailed on each aspect the overview provides a starting point of the various ideas and components to consider when developing a game. Additional resources on examples of games and articles on the topics are useful in further exploring the concepts.
创建者 Jackson K•
May 01, 2017
Fun course although a little too conceptual for my liking.
创建者 Robert B•
Dec 07, 2015
This course has some great content and assignments that I'd never make myself do on my own, for that I rate the course highly.
I did find myself often wondering exactly what was expected of me on the assignments, and during lecture I'd hear "this is something to think about...", but not what I'd like to hear which is "here's what to do".
Overall a great fit into the game development specialization.
创建者 Sergii Z•
Mar 25, 2016
This is a great course, if you want to hear The Questions you need to Answer to make a good game design for your game. It does not give you the answers, but it gives you a road map to follow.
Downside of the course are Quizes and Peer Reviews. Quizes sometimes have shady and non-clear answers, especially for non-native English speakers. Assignments grading criteria makes your peers to choose from 1 to 5. And 5 is "you did so awesome, that you've impressed your peer very much". And this is not happening often.
创建者 Joel G I•
May 08, 2016
There is a lot of writing here, but the course gives a better understanding of what is required outside of actually building a game
创建者 Alan S•
May 14, 2016
É o primeiro curso que recomendo para quem deseja começar com game design. Porém só dei 4 estrelas pelo fato de não ter dinheiro para submeter os exercícios para avaliação. Se você puder pagar, vale muito a pena. O professor transmite de forma clara e com vários exemplos como criar uma ideia de jogo e como organizar o processo de concepção.
创建者 Ugo N•
Apr 06, 2017
It's okay, I like the instructor and I really enjoyed the assignments creating worlds and such. I found that Im not a complete dud when it comes to making stories, it actually comes easier than you think ,especially if you play games a lot. Towards the end of week 4 though, I was about done with all the theory and wanted to get back to some Unity work, so i bombed through those videos, and actually skipped social impact on designers (or something like that), but I aced the quizzes though. Kind of funny, the only videos I didn't watch are the only ones I got fives in xD
创建者 Kari L•
Jan 09, 2017
My difficulty in completing this course is that I am having to actually develop a playable version of a game. The information in the course is excellent but it is taking more time than I have to develop the playable version of the game I used for the exercises.
Dec 14, 2016
A lot of conceptual stuff going on, I learned what's a high concept document, a game design document, and the importance of prototyping!
创建者 Ivan A•
Oct 10, 2016
The course is great but there is some room for improvement. One awesome way to improve learner experience, I think, would be to provide one or two examples about what is expected to deliver for each activity (good/bad examples from previous courses, preserving anonymity?).
I know a lot of creativity is involved in the process, but sometimes I felt like I was wandering in the dark, trying to complete an assignment without knowing whether I understood appropriately the instructions.
创建者 Stanislav L•
Aug 01, 2016
Peer review is really bad idea for such assignement when you are writing your very first design document. It's very subjective and peers cannot provide a valuable feedback on your work
创建者 Gabriel A•
Oct 19, 2015
创建者 José L E C•
Mar 21, 2016
This was a very good course, however the assignments were too long to complete in only a week.
创建者 Carlos D P G•
Nov 17, 2015
The course has several mistakes; the instructor forgot to remove some of the clips taken wrong inside the lectures, and the project for week 3 was incorrectly written. However, in general the course is very appealing; it's the main part of making games. And if some may think that you don't need to take a class to "learn to be creative", this course was an excellent way to put my creativity in practice, learn about how game design works, and read many interesting articles and stuff from different sites, provided by the instructor.
Highly recommended, it's a very fun course.
创建者 Eduardo R C•
Mar 08, 2016
It's a really good course but I feel like you need more time to really do the assignments, one week between assignments is kind of little time to do all the design. Sometimes the lectures are not directly relationed with the assignments.
创建者 Carlos A H A•
Feb 13, 2017
This course is mandatory to design a good videogame.
Oct 15, 2018
This course taught more than just the principles of game design. I enjoyed working on assignments like story bibles and GDD. Though the content is a bit dry, I suggest you pay good attention to what the instructor says in the videos. My favorite part in the entire course is "Social Issues for designers" where the instructor talks about the current state of games.
创建者 Tarek E•
Sep 27, 2018
Good content for the basics of Game Design, but the course lacks good graded materials.
创建者 Anirudh C•
Oct 21, 2018
Insightful and enthralling! I learned game design in an orderly fashion along with dos and donts. Very useful.