If you want to build games with a lightweight engine that’s completely free, open-source, and that can be modified to fit your project’s needs, look no further than Godot. Designed to get you prototyping your games quickly and easily, this community-driven engine is fully alterable under the MIT license. With its custom GDScript language and a flexible node-based architecture that’s completely unique, Godot is both easy to learn for beginners and flexible enough to keep more experienced developers engaged.
The Godot Game Development Mini-Degree will give you the skills needed to create cross-platform 2D and 3D games. You’ll learn by building real portfolio-ready projects, including 2D platformers, FPS games, RPGs, strategy games, and more – all while mastering in-demand skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.
You will master:
- Working with 2D and 3D assets
- Gameplay flow with GDScript
- Player and enemy combat
- Item collection and UI systems
- FPS, RPG, strategy, and platformer mechanics
Build Godot Games
Create a portfolio of Godot game projects, including:
- Godot editor setup
- Node & scene architecture overview
- Scripting with GDScript
- Build your first game with Godot
- 3D game development foundations
- First-person controller & camera
- Health & ammo pickups
- Shooting mechanics
- 2D top-down RPGs
- 3D action RPGs with 3rd-person cameras
- Leveling & looting systems
- Raycasting for enemy combat
- Turn-based gameplay
- Building placement on a grid
- Resource management calculations
This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop games using the Godot game engine – 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, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.
Why Learn Game Development with Godot?
The gaming industry continues to take the world by storm, and an unprecedented number of players worldwide has created a high demand for games and developers alike. With game revenue expected to steadily grow over the coming years, game development is set to provide longterm, lucrative opportunities.
Godot offers several features that developers consider crucial in the development industry, including open-source licensing – a feature overwhelming preferred by the developer community. This makes it perfectly suited to the industry’s future growth.
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
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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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