Creating Video Games: A Free Online Course from MIT

Taught by Philip B. Tan, Richard Eber­hardt, Sara Ver­ril­li and Andrew Grant, Cre­at­ing Video Games is an MIT course that “intro­duces stu­dents to the com­plex­i­ties of work­ing in small, mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary teams to devel­op video games. Stu­dents will learn cre­ative design and pro­duc­tion meth­ods, work­ing togeth­er in small teams to design, devel­op, and thor­ough­ly test their own orig­i­nal dig­i­tal games. Design iter­a­tion across all aspects of video game devel­op­ment (game design, audio design, visu­al aes­thet­ics, fic­tion and pro­gram­ming) will be stressed. Stu­dents will also be required to focus test their games, and will need to sup­port and chal­lenge their game design deci­sions with appro­pri­ate focus test­ing and data analy­sis.”

You can watch the 27 video lec­tures in the playlist above, or find them on YouTube or MIT’s web­site. Find the syl­labus for the course here.

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