Introduction to Game Development
Explore video game development, including game design, gameplay development, and asset creation.
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Time to completeApprox. 4 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
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
Syllabus4 lessons • 0 projects • 4 quizzes
Hands-on learningDon’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.
Meet the creator of the course
Jace is a Curriculum Developer with the Codecademy Computer Science team. He learned to code at an early age by reading a C Primer textbook and playing around with HyperCard on his Macintosh Plus.
Jace van AukenCurriculum Developer at Codecademy
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Frequently asked questions about Game Development
Game development is the process of creating video games — using technical knowledge and skills to turn game concepts and ideas into reality. While it sounds pretty straightforward, it’s a broad field that involves coding, art design, project management, and more (which we’ll explore in this course).