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 Tarek E•
Sep 27, 2018
Good content for the basics of Game Design, but the course lacks good graded materials.
创建者 Zheng L•
Mar 13, 2018
Lots of detailed knowledge of game design, which makes me more professional
创建者 Elham P G•
Jan 28, 2020
I learned a lot from this module but I must say theory is not my thing!
创建者 Sergey B•
Aug 08, 2017
This course has hard assignments. And videos don't really help with it.
创建者 Andres C•
Jul 08, 2020
Good Information, it need more participation on forums from students.
创建者 Andreas Z•
Jul 26, 2016
Very insightful course although the assignments were a bit redundant
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 René S K•
Dec 20, 2015
The templates are very good, but the course videos are too general.
创建者 yuan c•
Aug 01, 2016
good game design introduction course, lots of concepts, great!
创建者 Jackson K•
May 01, 2017
Fun course although a little too conceptual for my liking.
创建者 Zhang Y•
Dec 27, 2019
This course is great for beginner!
The materials is good.
创建者 Marc T•
Dec 03, 2015
Once you set the video speed to 1.5 it improves a lot ;-)
创建者 Carlos H A•
Feb 13, 2017
This course is mandatory to design a good videogame.
创建者 Kareem A H•
Oct 28, 2019
4/5 cz its a little booring :3
创建者 Ricardo M•
Dec 06, 2016
Lots of good information.
创建者 Vikramaditya G•
Aug 11, 2018
创建者 Daniel H G•
Feb 06, 2016
loving it so far
创建者 Bitan M•
Jul 01, 2018
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May 30, 2017
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Oct 19, 2015
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创建者 Nenad N•
Feb 06, 2016
This course has a good starting point, but there are so many things that ended up being wrong that I just can't force myself to give it more than 3 stars (and I'm not sure if it should be 3 or 2 stars). I think this is also the first course on Coursera that didn't get 5 stars from me (not sure if I've given 4 stars once only).
So the bad parts first:
Assignments are so unrealistic it's unbelievable. Week 1 is doable. Week 2 is problematic if you have a complex idea, let's say it's still doable, but you would certainly need more time than expected weekly hour work. Week 3 is insane. It is so out of the scope of this course. And week 4 is even worse, I had to use pen and paper and then explain only 1 of the core mechanics (even that used more than expected weekly hour work).
Some of the quizzes are not fully clear if you are not a native English speaker. Sometimes I had to re-read things several times, and still wasn't sure what I was doing wrong (I realized that only after I managed to literally guess the correct answer).
And most of all grading is the worst I've seen in any course. All of it based on a personal opinion. Hey I even managed not to get full points for a "document is HTML/PDF/....". I mean - how can I not get full points there? It either is or is not a HTML. It's so much subjective that it's making it awful.
Now about the good parts:
Professor did a great job, the course inspired so many ideas for me.
The material is concise and it was a pleasure listening to this course.
Most of the courses are too slow for me, so I have to fast forward them to 1.5 and some even to 2 times speed. I've run this course only on 1.25 speed, which is a good thing. I'm not a native English speaker.
创建者 Arturo E•
Dec 12, 2015
The course material is good, and Casey always gives further reads and references. I specially liked to have book references and I started to read one of those.
I found however a disconnection between the idea of using the MDA/DPE framework described in the course, and the actual projects which were more into creating the set of documents used in game design to collect the details, create a better picture, and think better about the game. In some way, the iterative process of coming back to the idea, from document to document, helped to refine the game, but it happened more as something natural.
I wished we would have had some sort of checklist to evaluate and apply during the design process the framework.
As feedback to the instructor, I think he needs to stop using the ending word "right?" to finish his sentences. At some point, of the course it became really difficult to follow, right?. right?. right? ... ufff ...
Also, I believe he knows a lot, but a bit of preparation and flow in his lectures would be appreciated. Maybe the use of some sort of autoclue, would help.
Last, but this could be more for the course editors, the instructor has good slides and material, but usually during the lectures the slides disappear (just in the moment one need to focus his attention in the written material) and the instructor appears in first plane. I think you could keep the instructor in a PIP box all the time, and perhaps put him in first plane only at the beginning and end.
创建者 Michele G•
Nov 29, 2016
The course covers a lot of interesting topics i a short time, citing external documents, webpages and books; sometimes some questions in the quiz refer to external documents.
About the assignment: it start quite easy, about high concept, story bible, game design document, making the student write more and more detailed, focusing all the attention on the documents. Than, at week4, you need to create a prototype, digital or non-digital, based on your creations. I found this unexpected and really it's unrealistic to be able to create a decent prototype in the same amount of time given to write a document.
About the grading system: to take the best score, you need to go "epicly" beyond the call of duty. I don't like that. A student should take the maximum score if he does everything required, and he/she does it good. No need to overdo in my opinion.
About the quiz: if you make mistakes, he doesn't tell you what's wrong, he doesn't show you the right answer. It's not a problem of the Coursera platform, as in the previous course, the teacher filled the quiz with all the explaination of the correct and incorrect answers.
So, should i suggest this course? Well the topics are interesting, they could have been transmitted better, with better assignments and grading score.
创建者 Chase C•
Nov 19, 2017
There was some useful knowledge in this course, however I'm not certain the professor is the best choice. He is very difficult to follow, is not concise, and at times seems to space out during the lecture. The quizzes are even worse, as they don't clearly teach...sometimes allowing for any selection to be the "right" answer. My main comlaint about this course is how they assign a project, with no forewarning of complexity, or prior explanation. For example, the final project is to build a prototype, but in none of the videos did it explain this would be coming. I was very late to submit because I have no knowledge of building a digital game, so I had to rush and figure out a way to build an entirely new game which didn't match all of the digital game documentation I've built through the course. This is a terrible design of the course and needs to be changed.