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Game Mechanics & Systems Design


Course Details

  • Location: Bellevue
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $1,389

Next Start Date:

January 12, 2021

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course

This course focuses on refining game design and the user experience. You'll gain the ability to focus, balance and playtest games in order to create a production-ready design. We'll explore concepts that make games successful regardless of platform or production methods and work in groups to redesign and improve upon a classic board game and prototype for presentation and review by peers and industry professionals.

Topics include:

  • Game mechanics and systems
  • Iterative playtesting techniques
  • Balancing and costing game objects
  • In-game economics
  • Social games and serious games

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Game Design.

Learning Format


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Course Sessions


Meet your instructor

Jay Schneider

Game Designer


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

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