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Game Mechanics & Systems Design

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Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $1,429

Next Start Date:

January 11, 2022

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

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online

Meet your instructor

Jay Schneider

Game Designer

NONCREDIT COURSE

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

Online

NONCREDIT COURSE

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

Note

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Game Design.

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