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Duration

4 weeks (4 weeks, 2-3 hours/week)

Price

Level

Beginner

Affiliation

California Institute of the Arts

Certification

Available

Instructor

Fran Krause

Skills you will learn

Programming

About this course

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.

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