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Introduction to Game Development

Explore video game development, including game design, gameplay development, and asset creation.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 4 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    YesPro only
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

Gain foundational knowledge in the video game development process. In this course, you will learn:

  • Game Design: Take an idea to a full design ready for developers and asset creators
  • Gameplay Development: Understand the inner workings of an engaging game, such as gameplay mechanics, artificial intelligence, and user experience
  • Game Assets: Learn how immersive games are made using art and sound assets
  • Tools: Learn about the tool of the trade, from programming languages to game engines

Syllabus

4 lessons • 0 projects • 4 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
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