Discover how the core concepts of game design can help you to create fun and intuitive games!
Game design is a fundamental process needed when creating any game – from the smallest platformer to the largest MMORPG. Designing a game is not just about coming up with an idea, but also about making key decisions on how to structure a game, tailor it to an experience, and make it appealing to play. Not only is it a vast field of study, but also a career subfield found throughout the game development industry.
You’ll start mastering the foundations of game design by examining each core component and how they apply to real-world games. By the end, you’ll understand both why game design is important and, more crucially, how to apply the concepts to your own games and create a stunning portfolio.
You will learn how to:
- Plan a game around a core mechanic or experience
- Engage players by providing tangible goals
- Structure game actions
- Guide players through the game
- Understand game feel and its effects
- Show players how to play in different ways
… and more!