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Intermediate Video Game Design

Monday, October 7 @ 12:00 AM - Friday, November 1 @ 12:00 AM

Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, and online and mobile games are projected to reach $111 billion dollars this year. Mobile games are the fastest-growing segment of the market as more and more people play casual games. By 2019 Price Warehouse predicts social and casual game sales will exceed traditional game sales. In this intermediate introductory course you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games.


Unit 1
A brief history of Video Game Development
– Arcades & Consoles
– From PCs to Multiplayer
– Play a Game -Game Analysis
– Game Maker Introduction

Unit 2
Player Motivation
– Geographics, demographics, and psychographics
– Who Plays
– Why We Play
– Game Maker Making Art: About Sprites, Objects, Rooms

Unit 3
Platforms, Genres and Story Elements
– Game Application: The Audience
– Platforms & Player Modes
– Story Elements: Premise, Backstory, Synopsis, Theme, & Setting
– Character Archetypes & Character Development
– Game Maker: Programming Events & Actions

Unit 4
The Production Process
– Documentation: The Game Design Doc
– Creating the Team
– Production Phases
– Marketing
– Game Maker: Your First Game