Computer and Video Game Theory for Independent Developers
- 1.5 hours on-demand video
- 3 articles
- 2 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
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- Certificate of Completion
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- 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.
The three main categories of game are:
Remake - a game which is a clone or copy of an original game, or an updated version of an original game.
New game in an existing genre - a game which wasn't the first of it's kind but might contain original elements.
A new concept - a game which was ground breaking and hadn't been done before.
Time for quiz: 2 minutes
With artificial intelligence making leaps and bounds, computers are getting more and more capable of predicting what humans want or simulating how they would complete tasks. You probably won't have access to good AI yet (although with a little research you can start to build your own simple neural networks) so you will need to make your games work the best way for a computer, rather than a human.
Time for quiz: 4 minutes
- 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 independent 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.
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.
- Anyone interested in learning to create video games, from beginners to those already in the business.