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Game Design and Development: Video Game Character Design

Abertay University via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 2 weeks long

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Discover the world of video game character design

This online course shows you how to approach character design for video games, giving you important insights into how gamers identify with the characters they control and interact with in-game worlds.

The course encompasses studies of anatomy, graphic design, narrative and gameplay, to provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the field of video game character design.

By the end, you’ll discover how studying human nature can help you design characters that gamers will recognise and understand.

This course is designed for anyone interested in game design and development, including those who are considering studying it at university and entering the games industry.

It will be particularly suitable for those interested in the field of character design.

No specific software is required to study this course.

Taught by

Robin Sloan

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Rajkumar B
4.0 a month ago
by Rajkumar completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I've just completed the introductory course for Game Design and Development and I'd definitely say that it's one of the most entertaining and enlightening courses that I've taken so far. To simply dissect and analyze the characters that you've been all too familiar with- like Mario, Zelda and Pac-Man not only added a nostalgic aspect to the course but also a much more easier and nuanced way to understand the design of the characters. The concepts were also presented beautifully and succinctly to a complete layman.

This is merely a suggestion but this course could have definitely…
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