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 Rodrigo A S•
Feb 10, 2016
The information in this course is great
创建者 Jorge D d T•
Aug 03, 2017
Love this course, help me to define en clear terms the game i always want to desing and implement. Amazing profesor, the evaluations though
创建者 Kamran B•
Feb 23, 2016
I learn a lot by doing assignments and reviewing other people's assignments. The important con of this course was some of its quizzes' questions which was ambiguous or badly framed.
创建者 Ricardo M•
Dec 06, 2016
Lots of good information.
创建者 Zheng L•
Mar 13, 2018
Lots of detailed knowledge of game design, which makes me more professional
创建者 Stephanie B•
Apr 29, 2017
This course has a lot of info to offer. The instructor is enthusiastic and provides lots of helpful links to articles, books, and resources that are really useful. I also appreciate that there is a portion of the course dedicated to social issues in games, which often get overlooked or dismissed.
However, the course appears to have been restructured at some point, which can make the videos confusing, as they refer to things you haven't learned yet or make you wonder if you accidentally skipped a video somewhere. That said, I also don't think the current structure is ideal, because what you're learning is sometimes at odd with the structure of the assignments—for instance, a game design doc isn't finished until a game is nearly done while a prototype should come early in the process. So why does the game design doc assignment come before the prototype assignment?
Also, while I appreciate that the instructor attempted to make the quizzes and grading more fun, the resulting options are often misleading or unclear. For example, the typical grading options are 1) You barely did it or didn't do anything, 2) You went above and beyond, and 3) This is pretty epic. If the person satisfied the requirements but didn't add anything else, do they really only deserve a 1? I didn't grade that way, but the options suggest I could have. Also, if the question is "Is this a zip file?" these options don't make sense at all.
Overall though, I recommend this course and give it 4 stars for the level and variety of information it covers.
创建者 Mykyta T•
Oct 30, 2017
The course itself is nice, but everything about the peer-graded assignments for weeks 2-4 just doesn't work.
Aug 08, 2016
Nice lessons, but the "teacher" use too often the word "right", what is really annoying. I hope you can
eradicate this terrible habit and fix the course materials after that.
创建者 Dmitry B•
Feb 08, 2016
The course is not bad, right? It gives you interesting texts to read, right? And explains a design process, right? Is it OK to say right after each sentence? (English is not my first language, right).
创建者 Adriano V•
Nov 19, 2015
A lot was discussed, and many resources were offered, but I felt the general direction offered was too loose. When time came to do each week's assignment, I was not always sure how to execute.
创建者 Bitan M•
Jul 01, 2018
创建者 Evert G•
Jun 21, 2016
Very interesting course. I am already familiar with software dev documentation, so a lot of it was not new for me. The style of teaching in the previous course was more pleasant for me. But I am well aware it is just a personal preference. Very good course indeed. Thanks!
创建者 yuan c•
Aug 01, 2016
good game design introduction course, lots of concepts, great!
创建者 Deleted A•
Nov 11, 2016
创建者 Dhesikan C•
Apr 05, 2018
The bit boring. But perhaps teaches some of the most required skills and concepts required in a game coarse.
创建者 Alberto A d S J•
May 30, 2017
创建者 Sergey B•
Aug 08, 2017
This course has hard assignments. And videos don't really help with it.
创建者 Marc-André M•
May 29, 2017
Another good course in the Game Design and Development specialization. I had a lot of fun making the prototype at the end.
创建者 Deborah M M•
Nov 19, 2015
Very helpful information with lots of solid, practical advise (prototype! test!) and a few important questions to think about (genderfication? accessibility?) when designing. Excellent learning experience for game design documentation. Quite worth the time and effort. Thank you!
创建者 René S K•
Dec 20, 2015
The templates are very good, but the course videos are too general.
创建者 Christopher C•
Jun 12, 2016
The lecturer is very engaging and for the most part these lectures were valuable. A few of them bordered on "why are we talking about this?" though. Felt more like filler than actual value. I think this could have been condensed to three weeks without losing much.
创建者 Roselle C•
Dec 29, 2017
I'm still not done halfway through but like others who have actual game dev experience in the forum, I've taught about dropping out but approach this course as if I'm taking a game. This lecturer keeps going round in circles and the fact that I have to endure his salesman style teaching in another course is something I'm still not sure if I'm going to be able to pull through.
I'm still trying to put aside his whole "I'm going to spend more than a minute convincing you why something is great for you apart from actually telling you WHY it is great ACTUALLY for you" but I find myself not paying attention and increasing the speed of the video up to x2. Since I've already paid for it, I might as well go through with it.
Certain points are great though, I still did learn a lot from this. Was definitely disappointed in the beginning as the previous lecturer was very good. But kinda got over his irrelevant points and found the important bits somehow.
创建者 Deleted A•
Jul 01, 2017
Useful for making people think and analyze things and to develop new ideas, the methods used were quite interesting.
创建者 Lucas C•
Jan 23, 2018
Great lectures with a passionate teacher.
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.