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6 hours

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Difficulty level

Beginner

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  • Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with our games. In this course you will understand what defines a ?game? and the mechanics and rules behind different types of games. Through four linked assignments you'll learn ways to create and describe a game concept, and specifically what makes a compelling game. This course focuses on the conceptual underpinnings of games, and all assignments can be completed with a pencil and paper ? no previous programming knowledge is required.

Introduction to Game Design
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Curriculum

Week 1: The Simplest Games

Welcome!

Elements of Gaming

The Game Design Document

Feedback

Making a Simple Game and Brainstorming

Week 1 Homework

About this Course

Instructor Presence and Staff Support

Academic Integrity

Week 2: Rules and Discovery

Introduction to Rules

Balance

What are rules?

Breaking the Rules

Learning the Rules

Week 2 Homework

Week 3: Tell a Story

Introduction to Story

Story Purpose

Who's In Charge of Your Game Story?

Writer-Driven

Writer-Led

Player-Led

Roleplaying & Character Motivation

Explaining & Imagining

Week 3 Homework

Week 4: The Friend and the Enemy

Introduction to Characters

Characters in Gaming

Types of Characters

Multiplayer Rules and Balance

Bonus Interview: Adam Spragg, Designer of Hidden in Plain Sight

Week 4 Homework

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    May 25, 2024
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