Specialization in Game Prototyping With Unity

Power Up Your Ideas for Digital Games


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost: $1,529

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About this Program

When creating video, online or mobile games, building a prototype — a working model of a design — is a key step in the game development process. Today, many game designers use game engine software tools to create rapid prototypes, where they build out narratives and add a variety of game mechanics. 

In this specialization, you’ll use the Unity game engine to develop a short arcade-style 2D game prototype from scratch. You’ll gain skills in C# programming, the Unity editor, modeling, animation, scripting, and user interface (UI) design implementation. We’ll cover game mechanics and basic physics, such as controls for collisions, gravity, jumping, opponent behavior, and player health. Along the way, you’ll get guidance and direct feedback from industry veterans who have produced some of the world’s leading tactical role-playing games (RPGs).

Designed For

Those who want to enter or advance in the game industry, including designers, developers, entrepreneurs and others with basic coding experience.

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Skills You’ll Gain

  • Unity programming in C#
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Player control schemes
  • Audio and basic 2D animation
  • Fundamental game mechanics
  • Basic game physics
  • Sprites (Computer Graphics Data Structures) 
  • Functional user interface
  • White box prototyping

Get Real-World Experience

  • Learn a systematic approach to rapid digital prototyping, including white boxing and how to find and fix bugs to optimize game performance
  • Use built-in game engine components to create, edit and interact with game objects and add functionality, such as animation, tile maps, movement and audio
  • Build a playable arcade-style game with three levels of increasing difficulty — plus a boss level

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After successfully completing this program, you can claim a digital achievement badge that can be shared on LinkedIn and other social media sites. Learn more about digital badges.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll meet with your instructor and classmates at scheduled times over Zoom. Learn More »

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    Noncredit Program

    You'll earn 3.6 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this program. Learn more about noncredit options.

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