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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Game Development
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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If you love games and want to learn how to make them, then this course will start you down that path. Making games is a creative and technical art form. In this course you will familiarize yourself with the tools and practices of game development. You will get started developing your own videogames using the industry standard game development tools, including the Unity3D game engine and C#. At the end of the course you will have completed three hands-on projects and will be able to leverage an array of game development techniques to create your own basic games. This course is for individuals interested in becoming a game designer, game artist, or game programmer.

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Brian Winn and Casey O'Donnell

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Reviews for Coursera's Introduction to Game Development
4.5 Based on 12 reviews

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  • 3 star 8%
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Robert S
4.0 3 years ago
by Robert completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Fun and instructive course. You actually get your hands dirty creating a couple of simple games with the ultra-powerful Unity3D game engine (which is free!!)
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Zach Z
5.0 3 years ago
by Zach completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Intro to Game Development was an excellent course. The lecturer, does an excellent job of keeping things organized - at the start and end of every video he explains what you will be doing (or have done). He also thoroughly explains the use of best practices and why some things are done.

Perhaps it is appropriate for a beginner course, but sometimes the technical aspects are a little frustrating. When making the games you are provided with pre-built art assets and code. You then combine these in Unity. However, a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff is left unexplained: it often seem…
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Rates R
3.0 2 years ago
Rates completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
There is some ok content here - my biggest issue with it is that the audio is distorted in all of the videos, this makes it very distracting especially when each session is over 2 hours long (far too long in my opinion).
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