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!
Game Design Academy
Game Design Academy is the world’s most comprehensive set of courses on mastering game design.
Through real-world examples, you’ll learn techniques used by industry professionals for making purposeful and functional design choices that will help to make engaging, cohesive games.
The skills you’ll learn will translate to virtually every genre, so you can use them to build your dream games.
LEARN ALL ABOUT
- Game loops
- Guiding players
- Game feel
- Level design
YOUR GAME DESIGN PORTFOLIO
Learn practical game design techniques by studying real-world examples:
Why Learn Game Design?
The global games market is booming – and this multi-billion dollar market is set to continue to grow. The strength of the market has led to strong salaries for game designers – and worlds of opportunities for individuals with game design skills.
WHO CAN TAKE THESE COURSES?
We start with the absolute basics and go through everything step-by-step – so even if you have zero experience in programming, you’ll be able to easily follow along.
More experienced? Whether you’re wanting to brush up, expand your skills, or learn a new technology, our courses are structured in a way that makes it easy to skip ahead to the lessons that are relevant and interesting to you.
REINFORCE YOUR LEARNING
Zenva’s courses feature quick challenges that will speed up your learning.
Access live coding lessons where you can practice coding right in your browser, and instantly see the results of any changes you make to the code:
Reinforce key concepts with in-course quizzes, which appear throughout courses:
COURSES BY THE WORLD’S BEST
Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re also serious gamers, qualified coders, and have been formally certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.
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.
With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!
✅ Watch video lessons
✅ Download course printouts
✅ 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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