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The Joys of Game Design

Course Summary

You're unlikely to ever make money from game design, but there's a lot to enjoy.


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    Course Syllabus

    • What it is and why it's fun
      • My favorite game is the game of designing games
      • The joys of game design (no, Not Money)
      • How do I know this stuff?
      • Let's start to design a game the quick way
      • What game design is, and what it is not
      • Six words about what a game designer does
      • Pure Game Design as a Hobby
      • What a prototype tabletop game might look like
      • You're most unlikely to get rich (try a lottery instead)
    • How to Learn
      • "Awareness" Exercise
      • The quickest way to start learning
      • One page "what's important in game design"
      • "All I needed to know about game design I learned from Dungeons & Dragons" Pt I
      • "All I needed to know about game design I learned from Dungeons & Dragons" Pt 2
      • Maxims of Game Design
      • What to do next
    • Bonus material
      • Lew's online classes (as of October 2014)
      • Lew's commercial games (as of October 2014)
      • Why I wrote my game design book
      • Of course you can design a game, but can you design a good one?
      • What makes my "Game Design" book unusual or unique
      • Results of late 2012 game designer survey
    • Only for those who are convinced they're going to get rich
      • "A tax on people who are bad at math" - from my Brief Intro class


Course Fee:
USD 9

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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