Computer and Video Game Theory for Independent Developers
What you'll learn
- A clearer idea of the direction you need to go, in order to make a game.
- Important things to research when designing your games.
- Some of the pitfalls to avoid when making a game.
- An idea of the mindset you need to make your game work the way you want it to.
- A passion for computer games and a desire to make your own.
- No previous game making skills are required.
During this course you will learn all about the skills and mindset needed to develop computer games as an indie or hobbiest game maker. We will cover such topics as:
Coming up with a good idea for your game
Some BIG questions to ask yourself to ensure your game will work how you want it to work
Learn a little about the psychology of your gamers so they keep playing
Thinking differently so your games run efficiently
The hardware your games will run on, taking advantage of their features and avoiding their limitations
A little about the importance of maths with examples showing why
Everything you need to make your own "Fruit Slice" game, including the pseudo code, mechanics and maths.
Everything you need to make your own "Mazes" and randomly generated maps/levels, including pseudo code and a simple algorithm.
Finishing and testing your games
Hopefully you will come away full of ideas and with the ability to plan your games better, whether you are a beginner or already working in the industry.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in learning to create video games, from beginners to those already in the business.
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