Find out if a career in the gaming industry is for you
Preparing for a job in the game industry
4 sections • 41 lectures • 5h 13m total length
Roles in Game Development
The level designer and design skills
Game programming roles and skills
Game artist roles and skills
Game audio roles and skills
Platform, distribution model and choosing a game engine
Independent Game Development
Role of Game Designer
Types of Game Designers
Ideas for games
Project: Make a Game
Core of a Game
Defining features from a core
Project: Creating features from a core
The mechanics of play
Understanding systems and character system
Project: create character system
Chance in games
Skills and decisions in games
Strategy, tactics and skill
Project: designing for mastery
Pitching a game
Proposing a game
Documenting your game design
Project: Documenting your game pitch
Getting in the Gaming Industry
Jobs in the Gaming Industry
an interest in gaming development
Welcome to this 2 part course where you'll get insights on careers in the gaming industry and learn about the fundamentals of game design.
We'll start things off where we explore careers in the gaming industry. You'll learn about concepts and skills required to make it in the gaming industry—whether you want to build and finance your own game or land a job at a studio or in mobile gaming.
We'll explore the structure of a typical game studio, the distribution paths for different types of games, marketing trends, the various roles (both artistic and technical), and the skills you need for each job.
Then we'll get into game design. You'll learn about strategies for starting a career in game design, drafting your game ideas, tools and skills. We'll also discuss the role of the game designer, as well as how to define the core loop of your game, create features from a core, and much more.
Who this course is for:
anyone interested in a career in the gaming industry
VICONIC Inc. is a full-service game design and development company. The company was founded in 2008 as an independent game development and design studio located in Canada. The company has helped in the development of numerous popular iOS game apps. We have also worked in the development of captivating PlayStations and XBox Games.