Game design is the set of principles that cover how to handle the creative and technical aspects of a game. From conceptualizing the levels and characters, to creating an engaging story and building a cohesive “feel” throughout the game, these techniques inform how your game comes to life. With them, you’ll be able to create games that are fun and engaging, and that are crafted for success!
With Game Design Academy, you’ll explore these principles through real-world examples, and discover how each fundamental concept plays a role in the overall vision of a game. You’ll master techniques used by industry professionals, and learn how to make purposeful and functional design choices in your own game projects. Regardless of the kind of games you wish to build, these skills will help you to bring your ideas to life like never before!
You will learn:
- Core game loop setup
- How to guide players
- Game feel
- Level design foundations
- Storytelling techniques
Understand the Concepts Behind Games
The Game Design Academy goes beyond surface-level content – it’s designed to give you a fundamental understanding of how and why games are constructed the way they are.
You’ll actively practice what you’ve learned with interactive challenges, so you can ensure that you’re retaining your new skills.
- Designing experiences
- Core game loops
- Game feel
- Teaching the player
- Guiding players with levels
- Environmental storytelling
- Different game genre designs
- Level design workflow
- Three-Act structure
- Choice-based narratives
- Quest integration
This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to start designing games – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate courses perfect for more experienced developers looking to branch out into new specializations, Game Design Academy is designed to help you succeed.
Why Learn Game Design?
The yearly increase in revenue for the worldwide game market has led to a growing number of opportunities for new game designers and developers to enter the field. According to numerous developers, improvements in game design are integral for this continued growth. With thousands of new jobs on the horizon, plus higher salaries than national averages, a solid understanding of game design will allow you to both improve your game projects and pursue new paths with your career.
YOUR COURSES, YOUR WAY
Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.
You can even download your course videos and watch them offline using the Zenva app, available on iOS and Android.
✅ Watch video lessons
✅ Read text summaries
✅ Explore interactive lessons
✅ Practice with source code
✅ Build real projects
✅ Earn completion certificates
ACHIEVE REAL RESULTS
Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!
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I chose Zenva because of the large selection of topics and the fact that I can choose what courses I want to take whenever I want to take them. That level of freedom is unique to Zenva.
The Unity courses at Zenva helped me achieve a level of comfort with game development that I didn’t think was possible. They give you the confidence to expand your skills, and were so easy to understand.
LEARN FROM WORLD-CLASS INSTRUCTORS
Our course instructors participate in elite developer programs and have been recognized for their demonstrated excellence in development and teaching.
That way, you can be confident that you’re learning the most up-to-date content from industry experts.