Game design: a detailed introduction
Time: 10:00 - 13:15
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: CGML03
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
Learn how to make computer games with no coding skills. An introduction to the development of computer games using the software Construct2.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Make a simple game that can be played on your desktop or smart phone.
• Make a game using an intuitive game making tool called Construct 2. (no coding skills required)
• Design a game by using basic game design principles.
• Prototype a game on paper within a group.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
By the end of the class you will have created a 2D computer game that can be played on a desktop computer and mobile device.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be confident in general using a PC or Mac including installing software and managing files but no previous experience in designing games is required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lectures/demonstrations. Hands-on exercises.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A pen and paper to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Make your first Android mobile app, introduction to Unity3D, introduction to creative coding with Processing, introduction to C#, introduction to Python, Writing for video games.
Hi. I'm Alex I have an MA in Game Design and have created games for online entertainment publications such as Kerrang!, Q, Grazia, and various sports brands. I'm a multidisciplinary designer and I create interactive experiences by combining art, design and code. The main idea I encourage and practice is to take something you know and mix it with new technology and techniques to create something with a twist and personal to you. What I learnt in game design I have applied to my interactive design, website and app projects.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.