Game Mechanics & Systems Design


Course Details

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

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About this Course

This course focuses upon refining game design and the user experience.  We’ll explore concepts that make games successful regardless of platform or production methods. We'll focus on playtesting games in order to create production-ready designs, and work in groups to redesign and improve upon a classic board game that will be reviewed by peers and industry professionals.  


  • Core game developmental heuristics and design processes
  • How to balance production costs and revenue estimating
  • Advanced tools for iterative playtesting techniques
  • How to align and segment game mechanics
  • Techniques for leading and organizing game design teams

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Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Game Design.

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