Create Board and Video Game Design Projects - 4 Courses in 1
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Create Board and Video Game Design Projects - 4 Courses in 1

Start designing your own Games (Videogame or Board Games) from scratch, using Game Design Theory and Project Management
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Created by One Day Code
Last updated 8/2019
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This course includes
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand what makes a game be a good game
  • Develop Simple Game Prototypes With Construct 2
  • Get to know in which area of the Game Industry the student fits better
  • Know the differences between the different types of Game Producers
  • Know the different Games Purposes
  • Learn how to adjust and choose the best tutorial for each Target Audience
  • Find free assets to use in their games, even commercially
  • Fill a basic Game Design Document for their own games
  • Choose the best Store to publish games, according to the team's goal
  • Structure Game Projects
  • Manage Game Development Processes
  • Prototype quickly
  • Develop Complete Board or Card Games Prototypes
  • Create Game Projects with Game Design Document and Canvas
  • Know how the Tabletop Games and Digital Games were created and how they evolved
  • Understand what are and when to use Game Components
  • When to use each type of aesthetics
  • How to publish your game with a publisher of by yourself
  • Edit and Export Sprites and Animations
  • Create different game Arcs and Loops
  • Create a good Progression in Level Design
  • Edit simple audio tracks with audacity
  • Find free assets for your projects
Course content
Expand all 91 lectures 09:40:04
+ Introduction - Game Structure
6 lectures 26:21
What is a Game?
06:36
Game Types (Digital, Analog, Gamification)
05:52
How to Rate the course
02:42
Game Arcs
04:15
Quizz 1
4 questions
+ Presentations for Download
4 lectures 00:13
Slides Presentation - Game Design Introduction - Download
00:03
Slides Presentation - Game Design Canvas- Download
00:03
Slides Presentation - Digital Games - Download
00:03
Slides Presentation - Board Games - Download
00:03
+ Templates for Download
4 lectures 00:12
Template - Game Design Document (Digital Games)
00:03
Template - Game Design Document (Board Games)
00:03
Template - Game Design Canvas
00:03
Template - Game Design Structure Analysis
00:03
+ Introduction - Game Industry
4 lectures 24:52
Game Careers (Part 1)
07:25
Game Careers (Part 2)
06:53
Game Industry
06:26
Game Purposes
04:08
Quizz 2
4 questions
+ Introduction - Game Layers
3 lectures 17:49
Game Layers - How to separate elements
06:04
Tutorials - How to teach the player
05:31
Licensing - How to get free assets
06:14
Quizz 3
3 questions
+ Introduction - Development
4 lectures 19:59
Game Design Document
05:45
Crowdfunding
04:30
Publishing
03:54
Top 10 Game Designer Mistakes
05:50
Quizz 4
3 questions
+ Game Design Canvas - Introduction
6 lectures 24:04
Introduction
01:03
The Game Design Canvas Semaphore
04:33
Brainstorming
04:21
Project Management - Kanban Trello
06:11
Game Purposes
04:08
Quizz
3 questions
+ Game Design Canvas - Pre Definitions (Red Sign)
4 lectures 24:18
Platforms
07:05
Number Of Players
07:45
Target Audience
05:16
Duration
04:12
Quizz
3 questions
+ Game Design Canvas - Core Gameplay - Yellow Sign
4 lectures 20:22
Genre
06:34
Mechanics
03:50
Story And Theme
03:40
Aesthetics
06:18
Quizz
4 questions
+ Core Gameplay - Gameplay - Green Sign
4 lectures 19:23
Goals
04:03
Interaction
04:31
Obstacles
05:06
Rules
05:43
Quizz
4 questions
Requirements
  • There are absolutely no prerequisites to take this course.
Description

THIS IS NOT A PROGRAMMING COURSE.

This course will teach you in details why each element of a game exists and how to assemble them in an engaging and fun way.

This is the most complete Game Design Course you can find, With over one hundred lessons, this course can turn a complete beginner into a Game Designer.

This course will teach you how to create Board Games and Digital Games from Scratch.

The Game Designer knows a little about every gaming area and a lot about how to group then together in a context that makes sense.


FIRST PART

In the first part of the course, you will be introduced to the basics of Game Design Theory , such as

  • What defines a Game and how they are made

  • Why games are made

  • What jobs you can get in the game industry and how it works

  • How to get free assets for your games

  • How to write a Game Design Document


SECOND PART

In the second part, you will learn how to create projects of games using a Game Design Canvas, so you can quickly organize your ideas and develop your project in a very efficient way.


THIRD AND FOURTH PART

Now you can choose if you want to focus on Digital or Board games.

In these sections, you’ll learn about

  • The history of Digital and Board Games since the first games until today

  • How to manage game projects using Kanban and Trello

  • What kind of elements and components are used in a game

  • How to create prototypes and validate your ideas

  • What is the best way of earning money with each type of project

  • How to balance a game using Math, Level Design and Progression Systems

  • How the players think and what they want with the psychology of players

  • How to publish your games


By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Analyse and rate existing games

  • Create and manage game projects from scratch

  • Choose the best types of mechanics, aesthetics and theme for each type of project.

  • Create prototypes quickly.


BONUSES

You’ll also be able to download the presentation used in this course and get acces to templates of:

  • Game Design Analysis Template: so you can practice your Game Designer Skills by rating games you already play.

  • Game Design Document Template: so you can organize your game rules and parts

  • Game Design Canvas Template: so you can clearly see how your game works using a table of contents.


By the end of some classes, I’ll challenge you to do some exercises, to help you learn better.

They are not mandatory, but they can make you become a better game designer.

This course will help you create a bionic eye, after your know how games are made, playing them will never be the same again.

Enroll Now and I See you in the course!

Who this course is for:
  • People who want to learn about Game Design
  • People who want to become great Game Designers for any platform
  • People who want to understand deeply about the game creation processes
  • Anyone who plans to work with Games in any area
  • Teams who want to learn how to earn money by making games