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World Design for Video Games (Coursera)

Start creating your world. A game world is not just a backdrop for your game—be it minimal or detailed, contained or part of a much bigger universe, it provides the context for your player. Ultimately, a game world should feel alive and wholly unique to any player who will [...]
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Introduction to Game Design (Coursera)

Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with our games. In this course you will understand what defines a “game” and the mechanics and rules behind different types of games. Through [...]
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Story and Narrative Development for Video Games (Coursera)

In this course, you will examine how storytelling acts as a vital mechanism for driving video gameplay forward. Looking at several historical and contemporary games, you will be asked to evaluate and interpret different story styles with the goal of identifying themes and procedures for your own game ideas. [...]
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Introduction to VR Programming, Design, and Unity (FutureLearn)

Aug 2nd 2021
Introduction to VR Programming, Design, and Unity (FutureLearn)
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Step into the world of VR game development, learn the basics of programming language, and even create your own 2D game. Learn how to design, program, and create your very own VR games. The gaming industry has grown exponentially, outperforming both movies and sports combined in 2020. And VR [...]
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Game Design and Development: A Bit-by-Bit History of Video Game Music (FutureLearn)

Chart the evolution of the classic 8-bit sound and discover the role of musicians in game design and development. Chart the history of video game music, bit by bit. From early arcade games to modern open-world adventures, video game soundtracks have made an indelible mark on our culture. On [...]
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Video Game Design and Development: Introduction to Game Programming (FutureLearn)

Jun 28th 2021
Video Game Design and Development: Introduction to Game Programming (FutureLearn)
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Discover the essentials of video game programming and learn how you can start your own programming career. Learn the basics of game development to understand how great games are designed. Video games have become a multi-billion-dollar industry, even recently overshadowing cinema as the globe’s go-to entertainment medium of [...]
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Video Game Design and Development: Video Game Character Design (FutureLearn)

May 31st 2021
Video Game Design and Development: Video Game Character Design (FutureLearn)
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How and why do video gamers identify with the characters they control? Find out with this introduction to character design. This online course shows you how to approach character design for video games, giving you important insights into how gamers identify with the characters they control and interact with [...]
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Learn How To Make Games: Videogame Development in Unity (Skillshare)

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Learn How To Make Games: Videogame Development in Unity (Skillshare)
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Learn How to Make Videogames with the Unity Game Engine. If you've ever wondered how videogames are made and if you want to learn how to do so, this course is for you! I have spent more than two years learning about Unity both by working on little projects [...]
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The Complete Guide to Aiming in Fortnite (Skillshare)

Have you been struggling to win Fortnite matches and tournaments? Do you get out-aimed by your opponents? This course is for you! Aiming is crucial in most games out there, and how well you can aim will determine your chances at the Victory Royale. Enhance your Fortnite gameplay by [...]
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Video Game Design and Balance (edX)

Learn about the video game design process and experiment with effective methods for balancing a game’s mechanics. In this course, you’ll enter the mind of a professional game designer.
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